Re: 64' F100 Header Color?
Nice ole work horse!
i am not sure if you are asking about the color for the head or header,(exaust manifold).
the exaust manifold was not painted from the factory, they were left with the cast iron finish, the head was painted black, but who know's what color a PO could have painted it. the orange- red color is correct for the valve cover
At a minmium you should have the head resurfaced to insure you dont blow another gasket because the head was warped. if the shop is not going to do a complete valve job.... replace all the valves and seats, guides springs etc, you should have them replace the valve stem seals.
good luck with your project.