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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 09, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Engine painting

This is for a Chevelle (but Team Chevelle is down right now)

'70 Small block. The pad behind the alternator where the portion of the vin # is stamped and the engine code....is this painted chevy orange or is this area left bare steel???
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 09, 06:34 PM
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Re: Engine painting

I would paint it. I have done several and seen many that were not painted and it had rust on it. To me painted looks better.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 09, 07:35 PM
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Re: Engine painting

Originally, the stamp pad was masked with a piece of tape when the engine was painted; the suffix was the only way the engine plant could identify the engine after paint. Just rub a little oil on it occasionally.

Most judging organizations will take a total deduction for a painted pad, as it's impossible to evaluate either the stampings or the pad surface.

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