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I have read several different ways of detailing your engine. I am in the process of putting mine back together. So my question is, have you painted the parts individually (chevy orange) and then put it together with new gaskets? Or paint it all at once and over the gaskets? It seems to me that at the factory they would have painted it once after it was put together ? ? ? What have you done ? ? ?


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Hi Gene. I've done it both ways. I like the whole assembly together then paint. That way you get bolts and all that needs painting. I'm talking about the block, heads, timing cover and intake manifold. The other stuff you can paint differently and then add on. I always paint both sides of my head gaskets with silver paint not for looks, but for better sealing purposes. It's always worked out very well for me.
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Gene,
It would all depend on what you are trying to accomplish. Does it have painted our chrome valve covers. On street restorations with painted covers, I use new gaskets and make a "pretty" looking motor. Concourse is a whole different issue. Chevy were not very carefull when painting motors. On low horse blocks, manifolds, intakes, bellhousings, water pump, etc were all painted as an assembly.

On high perf (chrome and aluminum), the valve covers and intake were also assembled and a "mask" was laid over the covers and intake. You would get orange overspray on the valve cover flange and intake flange. Not very pretty but correct.


It just depends on what kind of results you are looking for. In short, unless you are going for a points judged event, made the engine look pleasing to the eye.
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I personaly like the look of individualy painted peices assambled with un painted gaskets. But then again I like black oxide bolts holding the orange heads and aluminum intake on.

It all depends on what you like. I have seen people crackle black on thier valvcovers, over orange for an interesting effect. But then again I have also seen what happens when you paint an El Camino with that rubberized blue pool paint -wretch-.

If you're not going for factory resto then do what you think looks nice. I like to be able to see that the engine is a collection of parts not an orange mass.

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