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#2380938 - 10/02/17 09:17 PM Engine color experts please!
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Hello everyone. I need help with my engine paint color.

I have 1971 Fury I 440 police car (PK41UF) that was built in June of '71. It has the original U code E86 440 high performance engine.

The previous owner painted the engine Street Hemi Orange. However, upon cleaning some parts, I found the Chrysler Turquoise Blue underneath.

What color should my engine be?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

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#2381044 - 10/02/17 11:43 PM Re: Engine color experts please! [Re: Furious440]
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did you find any blue on the engine block?

for '71 any "U" code 440HP engine should be "street HEMI orange" w/dual exhaust manifolds

the blue available on the non-HP engines for 1971 was "Chrysler blue"
1969 was the last year for "turquoise"
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#2382173 - 10/04/17 10:01 PM Re: Engine color experts please! [Re: 6bblgt]
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Thanks for the reply.

I know all the charts call for Street Hemi Orange, but I did find some parts that had some blue residue. Maybe transplant parts by the previous owner?

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#2382179 - 10/04/17 10:11 PM Re: Engine color experts please! [Re: Furious440]
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Hemi orange is a different shade than wedge motor orange.

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#2382197 - 10/04/17 10:38 PM Re: Engine color experts please! [Re: 71birdJ68]
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Originally Posted By 71birdJ68
Hemi orange is a different shade than wedge motor orange.


Per the 80-90's Mopar Performance literature it was "Race Hemi Orange" and "Street Hemi Orange", all the street orange RBs got SHO, only the 64 / 65 Hemis got the RHO.

At least that's how I recall it.

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#2382225 - 10/04/17 11:36 PM Re: Engine color experts please! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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RACE HEMI Orange on MAX WEDGE & 1964 - 1968 HEMI

STREET HEMI Orange on 1969 - 1971 HEMI & '69-'71 383HP/440HP/440+6 & '70-'71(half year) 340/340+6
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#2382258 - 10/05/17 12:31 AM Re: Engine color experts please! [Re: Furious440]
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iagree I agree with Dan, but will add, IMO some early 69 Street Hemi's could also have been RHO.

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#2382793 - 10/05/17 11:11 PM Re: Engine color experts please! [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
Furious440 Offline
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Thanks everyone for your replies. It is a true numbers matching E86 car. I just do not want to waste money on the wrong color.

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#2382818 - 10/06/17 12:18 AM Re: Engine color experts please! [Re: Furious440]
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Then you need to talk to Frank Baldason, he has the correct paint, and if I remember he told me wedge orange was different than Hemi orange. So was the orange on the air cleaner.

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#2382912 - 10/06/17 10:11 AM Re: Engine color experts please! [Re: 71birdJ68]
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I wouldn't rule out it being Corporate Blue. Let the engine block tell you by sanding or stripping in spots.
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#2383624 - 10/07/17 09:18 PM Re: Engine color experts please! [Re: RJS]
Furious440 Offline
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That's just it!

Originally Posted By RJS
I wouldn't rule out it being Corporate Blue. Let the engine block tell you by sanding or stripping in spots.
Ron


I have found specs of blue on some parts. The dual snorkel air cleaner is gloss black and is original as can be.

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#2383629 - 10/07/17 09:28 PM Re: Engine color experts please! [Re: Furious440]
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OK. So I have learned the difference between Chrysler Corporate Blue and Chrysler Turquoise Blue engine colors.

The car was built at the Newark plant for the VA state police. Have broadcast sheet.

I have had two other people tell me that it is possible the engine was blue. shock

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