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1960 Engine color

Discussion in 'Classic Dodge Trucks - Pre 1981' started by jobrated_man, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. jobrated_man

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    Wondering what the factory color was for the 1960 Dodge D100, or W200. Have a 318 poly to install and it was red (originally from a 65 Plymouth) but, seems i recall some of the V-8s in late fifties were yellow in the trucks.
     
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    my 59-60 rb 383 is gold . but its a golden lion engine , lol .
     
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    The Lion has spoken.
     
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    Hi Jobman,
    I have seen a lot of 318ci Pollies going back to 1959 and they have all been RED!
    Even the 58 270ci Poly is red too.
    Paint it whatever color you want as its a personal choice I believe.
    I have a resto-mate that paints all his engines BLACK!
    Go figure...:moparsmiley:
     
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    Thanks for that.
    I saw a chart the other day showing engine colors and they say that in 1960 engines were silver. I know my flathead six was silver, but was thinking the V-8s of the day, the 318, might have been different. I'm trying to make it factory original as this is a restoration. I also remember that the 315 poly I once had was silver also, but it was a 1956 engine. Leaning toward silver being correct.
     
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    Hi Jobman,
    Yep pre 1960 pollies were silver as you thought!
    I found out when building a poly that the pre 1960 blocks and heads are different to the 1961 onwards.
    You can bolt later heads onto early blocks but if you do what I did, put a 59 head onto a 65 block, its a disaster!!!
    Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink lol...:wetting:
     
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      Did not know that. I'll stick with the 65 heads on the 65 block that I have. Going silver.
       
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      this was posted over in fcbo 59 fury , not sure , but it looks correct . 00808_5lyj7xBiyup_50x50c.jpg 00808_5lyj7xBiyup_1200x900.jpg
       
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      Found this chart on My Mopar. Looks like only year for the A-318 (poly) silver was 1960.
      [​IMG] Mopar Engine Paint Color Guide 1960-1974
      Engine Paint Color Guide


      Engine Years Variations Color Mopar Part Number
      170 Six 1960 non Valiant Turquoise P4120752
      170 Six 1960- 69 Valiant Red P4349218
      198 Six 1973 All Blue P4349217
      225 Six 1960 non Valiant Turquoise P4120752
      225 Six 1970-74 All Blue P4349217
      273 V8 - LA 1964-69 All Red P4349218
      318 V8 - Poly 1960 All Silver P4529148
      318 V8 - Poly 1962-66 All Red P4349218
      318 V8 - LA 1967-69 All Red P4349218
      318 V8 - LA - Police only 1968-70 Police engine H-Orange P4349216
      318 V8 - LA 1970-74 All Blue P4349217
      340 V8 - LA 1968 All Red P4349218
      340 V8 - LA 1969 All Turquoise P4120752
      340 V8 - LA 1970-71 All H-Orange P4349216
      340 V8 - LA 1972-73 All Blue P4349217
      360 V8 - LA 1971-74 All Blue P4349217
      361 Golden Commando 1960 High Performance Red/Gold P4349218 / P4529149
      361 V8 1962-64 All Turquoise P4120752
      383 V8 1962-69 All Turquoise P4120752
      383 V8 1970-71 All Blue P4349217
      383 V8 HP/Police 1969-71 High Performance H-Orange P4349216
      400 V8 1972-74 All Blue P4349217
      413 V8 1962-63 All Orange P4120751
      413 V8 1964 All Turquoise P4120752
      413 V8 1965 All Orange P4120751
      413 V8 Race Engine 1964 Race only Orange P4120751
      426 V8 Wedge 1963 All Orange P4120751
      426 V8 Wedge 1964 All Turquoise P4120752
      426 V8 Wedge 1966-68 All Turquoise P4120752
      426 HEMI 1964 Race only Orange P4120751
      426 HEMI 1965-71 Street Engine H-Orange P4349216
      440 V8 1966-69 All Turquoise P4120752
      440 V8 HP/Police 1969-71 High Performance H-Orange P4349216
      440 V8 1970-74 All Blue P4349217

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      Mopar, Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth are registered trademarks of DiamlerChrysler.
      MyMopar.com is not affiliated in any way with DaimlerChrysler.

      However. I'm thinking now, I'll just go with the Red.. most common, and most expected, i guess. Its not the original engine anyway, and the one in the Fury looks good. Thanks
       
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        From DuPont Canada CSB #922, April 1983............


        Engine Enamel Information.jpg
         
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        Yes, I read that Canadian vehicles were different in engine color.
         
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        it never says anything regarding the rb 383 59-60 golden lion being gold in color .
         
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        Believe the cast was red and most of the tin red and gold.
         
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        Oh yes, the Canadians did things their own way.
        1971 Hipo 440's were always Orange except in Canada they were Blue!
        Yukee boring blue as well lol...

        A Moparmate always painted his engines silver and it looked pretty bad!
        He said it was so Folks thought he had an aliminium block and heads?
         
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        The silver on the flatheads always looked good. Don't picture them any other way. - from 1935 to 1960, that's all they ever were.
         
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        did you see brian's 413 flthd 6 in his big hauler , its a high nickle block and it shines like a nickle coin , has a big N on the side of the block . its in this truck . DSC08653.JPG
         
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        Thats some truck, two chassis's one under the cab and one over!!!:bananaweed:
         
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        he has a bone yard and haul scrap cars to the mill with that truck . so the over head rails are there to put a car on . funny story behind the truck . he was a garbage man as a young man , drove that truck as a garbage wagon . he went out on his own being a metal scraper . got a call from the garbage co to pick up some scrap . and in a row of these old trucks sits this one he used to drive , it breaking his heart to cut these trucks up . so he says if it starts i'm buying it , well the story had a happy ending . it fired right up he said . so he used it to haul off the rest of the scraped out trucks . then scraped off the garbage truck compacker bed off it . and here it stands today still in running n driven order . heres a couple pics of his yard dog 40ish gmc . DSC08858.JPG DSC08859.JPG
         
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        He used that big crane to lift off my 1960 Cab for the w200 truck I'm doing. Only problem was, he did not have all four cab bolts removed and when he pulled up the strap/harness, the left front corner remained fastened. bent the door frame a bit before he realized the problem as to why it would come loose. He has a lot of Dodge stuff there = better get it while you can because the code people are trying to put him out of business.
         
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