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Old July 21st, 2017, 04:28 PM
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I see some pics of V6s painted Chevy Orange.

It appears my 66 V6 is Cherry Red.

Which is correct?
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Old July 21st, 2017, 05:00 PM
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Neither is correct for that year The correct color is a Red/Orange also referred to as Brick Red. You can get Duplicolor 1605 Ford engine red which is basically identical to the GMC Red. Many do use Chevrolet Moly Orange as a substitute and GMC did actually paint their engines in Chevrolet Moly Orange from 1972-74 for production vehicles.
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Old July 21st, 2017, 09:49 PM
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Original GMC and Ford 1605 and Chevy Orange. Different cameras, everything looks pretty close except when viewed with naked eye.
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Old July 22nd, 2017, 02:59 PM
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Napa had Martin Senior Ford 1605 Red. You can get it in Rattle can or have a quart mixed up.
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Old July 23rd, 2017, 11:12 PM
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Duplicolor has the ford red as well. I used it on an intake and it looks pretty darn close.
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Old July 23rd, 2017, 11:54 PM
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Neither is correct for that year The correct color is a Red/Orange also referred to as Brick Red. You can get Duplicolor 1605 Ford engine red which is basically identical to the GMC Red. Many do use Chevrolet Moly Orange as a substitute and GMC did actually paint their engines in Chevrolet Moly Orange from 1972-74 for production vehicles.
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Old July 24th, 2017, 01:49 PM
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Here are two side by side shots, You can clearly see the color difference.

In the first picture the trucker did a fantastic job of detail except for the exact color.

In the second picture, I used the 1605 Ford Red. You can see the difference.
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Old July 24th, 2017, 03:11 PM
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Thanks all for your replies.

After digging out the power washer and blasting through the grime, I do see a bit of orange in the red.

Love that Chevy orange but only on a BBC or SBC.

Love my Buicks but not so much the blue/green engine color.

Never been a Ford guy but always envied that Ford Engine Red. Now I get the best of both worlds in GMC and Red engine.

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