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Factory engine colors

Discussion in '1st Gen 1981-1990 CVH' started by Lizzie94, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. Lizzie94

    Lizzie94 FEOA Member

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    Anyone happen to know what the factory engine colors were? The intake appears to have remnants of black paint on it. I would also assume that the block was black but I want to know before I paint components.
  2. 1982 EXPert

    1982 EXPert FEOA Member

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    They vary GREATLY

    1.6 All:
    Most blocks and oil pans came black or unfinished
    Some blocks and oil pans came in Ford Engine Blue (rare, but found mostly in 81-83)
    All valve covers black but many 82 carbureted 1.6s are blue (might only be when body color is blue, black, or white...)
    All oil caps black or yellow
    All heads unfinished
    All 1.6 intake manifolds are unfinished
    Most carb air boxes are unfinished but many have black lids (some HOs have a "1.6L H. O." sticker on them when lid is black)
    Dipstick handle is always yellow
    Steel accessory mounts are all black
    Alloy accessory mounts are all unfinished
    Exhaust manifolds and headers black or unfinished
    Timing belt cover always black or blue (blue only when blue valve cover is present)
    Distributor cap always blue or black

    1.9 Carb:
    Oil pan unfinished
    Block black or unfinished
    Air box lid is typically black
    Valve cover typically black
    Head and intake manifold unfinished
    Exhaust manifold black or unfinished
    Black timing belt cover
    Distributor cap always blue or black

    1.9 CFI:
    Oil pan unfinished
    Block black or unfinished
    Valve cover always grey
    Head and intake manifold unfinished
    Black and yellow screw-on oil cap
    Steel accessory mounts are all black
    Alloy accessory mounts are all unfinished
    Exhaust manifold black or unfinished
    Black timing belt cover
    Distributor cap always blue or black

    1.9 EFI HO
    Oil pan unfinished
    Block black or unfinished
    Valve cover and intake manifold always black or blue
    Head unfinished
    Black and yellow screw-on oil cap
    Steel accessory mounts are all black
    Alloy accessory mounts are all unfinished
    Exhaust manifold black or unfinished
    Black timing belt cover
    Distributor cap always blue or black

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