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jrlucke

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Ace 2.6 Engine Color
« on: March 17, 2022, 23:10:39 »
Can anyone tel me what the correct engine block color for the Ace 2.6 Ford Zephyr? My recollection is a lighter green but I've seen blue and black and Jim Feldman's car which sold last year appears to be red.

Asking for someone doing a restoration.

John

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Re: Ace 2.6 Engine Color
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2022, 07:31:56 »
The closest match that I've found to the original Ford dark blue/green paint is RAL 6005 Moss Green.
I've also seen an original 2.6 block in a lighter turquoise green but couldn't be sure that it hadn't been
repainted sometime in the last fifty years. Red & American Ford engine blue are not correct in my opinion.

Regards,Luke.

James Eastwood

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Re: Ace 2.6 Engine Color
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2022, 07:59:35 »
I just pulled this from my notes. I believe this is as accurate as possible;

Ally parts - unfinished. Including the cast ally bell housing forward cover piece. Mays heads always unpainted.
All pressed steel parts - black. The engine pictured appears to have crackle finish paint, which I doubt Ford would have used in production.
Block - green colour as shown and discussed. I presume an original iron head would also be this colour.
Crank pulley, water pump and thermostat take off - I'm unsure but black would of course work.

There's a fairly active forum, for which you'll need a log on; https://ukmk3zephyrzodiac.proboards.com/

James Eastwood

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Re: Ace 2.6 Engine Color
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2022, 17:01:40 »
Thanks for the quick replies, I have passed the info along to the owner of RS5024. Very good info.

John