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Username Post: 216 engine color        (Topic#240322)
374door 
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04-18-10 05:26 PM - Post#1900749    

Just curious, when i bought my 37 someone had spray pianted the engine red.. I figured the gray color was correct but have seen several on ebay with red engines, so thought I'd ck with the experts were some red some gray which was the correct color. Thanks

 
Gene_Schneider 
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04-18-10 06:59 PM - Post#1900847    
    In response to 374door

All 1929-1952 Chevrolets engines were the dark blue/gray color. None ever left the factory with a red engine.
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David Hayward 
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David Hayward
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04-19-10 12:58 AM - Post#1901000    
    In response to Gene_Schneider

I have heard that some engines were green or black but I agree that blue-grey was the colour used on both US and Canadian engines, including military. Orange was a post-1954 color so perhaps the engine was from a later model? There was also in Canada from 1937, the 216-based 224 cu in engine that was used in the Chevy-based Pontiacs and also certain Maple Leaf and GMC trucks. I have no idea what colour they were.
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bowtiefan 
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04-19-10 08:49 PM - Post#1901593    
    In response to David Hayward

The 235's (cars)through at least '57 were blue. The V8's were Chevy orange except 56's which were red. I can't say on 6 cyl engines past that.

Ken
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David Hayward 
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04-19-10 11:28 PM - Post#1901630    
    In response to bowtiefan

The early 1957 265s were Chartreuse.

There has been a suggestion that Canadian Pontiac 261s, 1955-62 were green but it may have been (according to another thread in another forum) faded blue/grey. Canadian Pontiac V-8s were as per Chevrolet: orange.
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