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#1 stoney OFFLINE  

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Posted April 20, 2015 - 07:03 PM

Hi. I'm refurbishing a 70's lt 80 for a gentleman and not sure what color the engine is supposed to be. Most I've seen are black but have seen a white one or two. This engine is black but when I hydrosprayed it the black paint started coming off and what looks to be Briggs white is underneath. Your opinions would be greatly appreciated. Stoney
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Posted April 21, 2015 - 09:01 PM

Hi. I'm refurbishing a 70's lt 80 for a gentleman and not sure what color the engine is supposed to be. Most I've seen are black but have seen a white one or two. This engine is black but when I hydrosprayed it the black paint started coming off and what looks to be Briggs white is underneath. Your opinions would be greatly appreciated. Stoney

yea I believe the engines were black.



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Posted April 22, 2015 - 05:36 PM

Depends somewhat what the owner would like. Give him the option of what colour. Black or white. I am not sure what would look better !!! Noel

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Posted April 22, 2015 - 05:39 PM

Ford blue might also look good.


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Posted April 23, 2015 - 03:11 PM

On all the LT 80's I've seen the engines were black.



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Posted April 28, 2015 - 06:48 AM

Hi,would've responded sooner but couldn't log in on my I phone, got smart and tried the wife's tablet and could sign in on that.
I want to do this as original as possible, the man who owns this sells ford decals and will be taking it to shows and use it as a marketing tool.
I do believe I will paint it black, black seems to be the general consensus. I do appreciate all your input. Stoney
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