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Old 04-21-2005, 23:14   #1 (permalink)
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Painted my engine block today!

Yep I painted it with a paint brush, every body laughed at me when I said I was going to do it but it turned out pretty good. The carby shat itself last week end so I thought when it is off I would give it a go. Engine didn't even need to come out of the engine bay. It took me 2 hours all up to do it. Here's some before and after pics.




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Old 04-22-2005, 01:21   #2 (permalink)
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Good start mate,its a 351 isn't it?????how can u tell???at least i know the heads are open chamber,do any other die hard ford fans know how to spot open chamber heads to closed chamber buy looking at them?????
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Good start mate,its a 351 isn't it?????how can u tell???at least i know the heads are open chamber,do any other die hard ford fans know how to spot open chamber heads to closed chamber buy looking at them?????
Orange rocker covers were fitted to 302's, there is absolutely no way to tell the difference between open and closed chamber heads without removing them.
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Orange rocker covers were fitted to 302's, there is absolutely no way to tell the difference between open and closed chamber heads without removing them.

orange,silver,blue,black,were all fitted to 302 windsor/cleveland, does anybody elese know how to spot the difference between open and closed.i will show u the difference if know one knows by the 25/4/05.
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Old 04-22-2005, 04:18   #5 (permalink)
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Good start mate,its a 351 isn't it?????how can u tell???at least i know the heads are open chamber,do any other die hard ford fans know how to spot open chamber heads to closed chamber buy looking at them?????
It's a 302 but the block is the same as a 351.
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I believe the 351 2 barrells also had orange rocker covers
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Looks pretty good for a brush job, hope you used something more heat resistant than dulux weathershield...
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orange,silver,blue,black,were all fitted to 302 windsor/cleveland, does anybody elese know how to spot the difference between open and closed.i will show u the difference if know one knows by the 25/4/05.
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Looks pretty good for a brush job, hope you used something more heat resistant than dulux weathershield...
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Damn nice job
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