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    whats the color of the 350 rocket motor ina 76 Cutlass

    Whats the original color of the engine block on a 350 motor in my 76 Cutlass, the person who owned it before me ,long time ago painted the motor block a green color

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    All my '76 350's were the same metallic blue they use on the big blocks from the factory, I paint all my sheit gold though.....lol.
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    I think both the 350 and 455 were painted the same color from 73-76?
    I think

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    It's called GM Corporate Blue. You can buy it in rattle can or liquid to spray

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piazza View Post
    I think both the 350 and 455 were painted the same color from 73-76?
    I think
    73 350'S were painted gold.
    not sure on 74's.
    75 350's were blue like the 73 455's,,or close to the same blue
    73 "S" 350 AUTO,green 60K miles,ORIGINAL PAINT
    73 V CODE 455 4-SPEED red yes V-CODE
    73 SUPREME 350 AUTO, black
    75 442 455 AUTO, red w/white stripes
    75 442 parts car, red w/white stripes
    75 Y76 350 AUTO parts car, primer

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    Quote Originally Posted by DONS442 View Post
    73 350'S were painted gold.
    not sure on 74's.
    75 350's were blue like the 73 455's,,or close to the same blue
    My 74 350 was gold.. starting in 75, they went to 'corporate' blue for everything, including 455, as i understand...
    74 455 was the Olds blue metallic, as in earlier years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike 77 View Post
    It's called GM Corporate Blue. You can buy it in rattle can or liquid to spray
    I have asked this question for years?Over the years,i have owned many many76-77's and have seen many at junkyards and all were painted a darker metalic blue from the factory.It seems like the people that rebuilt their motors always use the corp blue cause nobody makes darker color in rattle can,at least not that I could find.Usually the ones on ebay that claim to be orig but have blue overspray on frame,elsewhere are corp blue,a dead giveaway to me.Are there any members that are original owners that can dispute this??I really would like to know.On another note,I did have a factory 350 chevy in my 77 delta that was corp blue.Thanku/Joe

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    That sounds interesting. So the Corp. blue may not be the correct factory paint?
    Let's get a few more member posting to find out what the actual colour is called.

    Mike

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    Other than my Arlington built 442,most of the cars that I am speaking of were in Illinois,most likely lansing built cars.I wonder if different plants use different colors??

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    All the ones I've ever seen that had not been repainted were a metallic blue with a turquoise cast to it, same as 75-76 455s and I believe 77 350/403. I've heard it called Olds/Buick Turquoise- I think that's actually what PPG paint chips from that time call it. It IS different from 70-74 455 blue.

    My 76 Ninety Eight has never had an engine paint and is this turquoise-cast color. My parents' 76 Cutlass 350 was also that color and had never been painted.

    74 350 are gold.
    1974 Y77 Pace Car replica

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