Recent Posts

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 10
11
Drivetrain / Re: POR 15 FORD Corporate Blue engine paint - too dark?
« Last post by mungus on July 21, 2017, 07:43:01 PM »
Thanks Bob, at least I know POR15 isn't the right color, that's something. I'll stop using it.

On the other side of the discussion, how about the color my heads are painted? As Jeff's post rightly points out, it's hard to tell from a web photo, but does it look ball part at least?

Lastly should the air cleaner base be the same shade as the engine?

Thanks to all.

BTW I'm also one of those guys with a degree! 2 in fact, (makes me twice as silly). :-)
However im the first to say I met some of the stupidest people ever at University!
I like to use the Duke of Wellington's quote when people tell me someone who graduated uni must be smart:
"Being born in a barn doesn't make one a horse".
12
1967 - 1968 / MOVED: Styled Steel + Tires 1967
« Last post by J_Speegle on July 21, 2017, 07:30:36 PM »
13
Drivetrain / Re: POR 15 FORD Corporate Blue engine paint - too dark?
« Last post by J_Speegle on July 21, 2017, 07:30:04 PM »
So has anyone here tried that POR15 paint? Opinions? .................

Have not tried it for any of my projects - found what worked for me so no reason to consider the product. Have seen it on others and was not impressed.

Remember you can't compare pictures to tell what the colors and shine look like. Way too many variables when we look at posted or published pictures, digital cameras, settings and so forth.  Spray samples and comparing them to original painted parts from the same year and engine plant is the only way to get close IMHO. Yers I understand this can be difficult for some. Just one reason the forums were created so we can share our individual findings, experiments and trials
14
Drivetrain / Re: POR 15 FORD Corporate Blue engine paint - too dark?
« Last post by Bob Gaines on July 21, 2017, 05:26:07 PM »
Some of us engineering "types" take offence to your comment. My name is on several patents, not wheels - but as important (think communications satellite) as co-inventor. I'm that type. There are others on this forum that fit that profile.
Jim
Jim ,no offense meant to you. Let me clarify,not meant to apply to all but just the small percentage that make up that closed minded ,better and smarter then everyone else stereotype of those that are.  Some doctors (small percentage) fit that profile too. Just trying to paint the picture of the closed minded superior mindset of the person I am referring to for the purpose of the post.   
15
Drivetrain / Re: POR 15 FORD Corporate Blue engine paint - too dark?
« Last post by jwc66k on July 21, 2017, 04:36:52 PM »
- (this) - restorer is a thinks he is superior ,Engineer degree, re invents the wheel etc. you know the type.
Some of us engineering "types" take offence to your comment. My name is on several patents, not wheels - but as important (think communications satellite) as co-inventor. I'm that type. There are others on this forum that fit that profile.
Jim
17
Drivetrain / Re: POR 15 FORD Corporate Blue engine paint - too dark?
« Last post by Bob Gaines on July 21, 2017, 01:48:24 PM »
I had a restorer friend use POR 15 corporate blue paint on a engine for a client. I was speechless when I saw how off the color /shade were on his freshly installed 428CJ engine. I didn't know what to say . Rather then listen to me prior to that about the POR ,he felt compelled to take the word of the POR rep on how exact it was over my opinion.  The restorer is a thinks he is superior ,Engineer degree, re invents the wheel etc. you know the type.  Of course it took deductions at a concours event before he believed me. Long story short he had no idea what he didn't know (I saw the disdain for me every time i pointed  things out which he requested) and eventually freaked out with how many issues to fix and left the client high and dry. Client took it to another shop which I had previously suggested (he thought they were too high before) and had the engine removed stripped and repainted with the ppg . All is right with the world. :D   
18
Drivetrain / Re: POR 15 FORD Corporate Blue engine paint - too dark?
« Last post by caspian65 on July 21, 2017, 10:11:38 AM »
The 'Old Ford Blue' formula must have changed, it used to be a lot lighter.

PPG DAR 13358 is the correct paint code, but even that could have some variance.  Although, paint application at the engine plant was quick and usually light, which translates to different appearance of the paint.

NPD sells a matched version of 13358 in a spray can that is an engine enamel.  I know it's not catalyzed, but it's a good substitute for those that may not have spray gun equipment or facilities.
19
Drivetrain / POR 15 FORD Corporate Blue engine paint - too dark?
« Last post by mungus on July 21, 2017, 07:21:52 AM »
Hello! At the risk or being told to look elsewhere, I will wade into the much discussed "what is the correct color for my engine?".

Of course I've read a few threads on engine colors here. Very good stuff. However its a little more complicated down here in Australia as we don't have access to products like Plastikote 224 and even the USA PPG codes don't always translate into the local stock well. Likewise the Duplicolor DE 1621 is hard to find here too (although the brand itself does exist in OZ). My reading so far, has convinced me that my 68' does not use the darker 69' onwards paint, nor the very light blue seen on some early 60's ford engines. True? Please correct me if not the case.

So anyway I bought 3 shades of locally available VHT Ford engine paint (Ford COMP Blue, OLD Ford blue and NEW Ford blue), and tested them on some sheet metal, then compared them to some aged original looking paint remnants on my block AND a spare 68' block I had lying around. The closest of these by far, was "OLD FORD BLUE" (VHT code SP153). I noted that that name has been applied to a couple of other manufacturers offerings, including the often suggested Plastikote 224 and Duplicolor 1621 . The VHT Old Ford Blue (SP153) looks very close to the Duplicolor 1621 in one attachment I posted here. Which gave me some hope that its OK.

Unfortunately I find my iPhone camera's photos only shows up poorly on the web, so not a lot of use posting them up. However I have attached 2 head photos using VHT OLD FORD BLUE, and the POR chart.

Anyway after all that I was then told they were ALL wrong, you need the POR15 engine paint "Ford Corporate Blue". Great.  :-)
So with some hassle and expense I bought some and sprayed my water pump, timing cover and thermostat housing. The paint itself leaves a lovely finish, (albeit its not as forgiving as VHT rattle cans), but I cant help thinking its just too dark! To complicate matters a new Scott Drake 67' air cleaner I have on the shelf is another color again! And I understand the 67' & 68' engines are the same colour? Is Scott Drake right with their colour? (I mean to say, they aren't exactly known for always being dead nuts on). Its a different shade from any of the colors I've seen touted as being correct. As an aside, should the air cleaner base and its engine be the same shade of blue? Always seems to be that way when I see other 68' cars.

So has anyone here tried that POR15 paint? Opinions? Based on the web photos of parts painted with DE1621 I can't help thinking the VHT Old Ford Blue is pretty close for my March 68' S code's engine.

I've also  noted a few photos of finished 67 / 68 S code engine bays like the one attached, that seem pretty close to the Old Ford Blue...
20
1964 1/2 - 1966 / Re: Correct 65 San Jose fuel filler hose?
« Last post by ChrisV289 on July 20, 2017, 11:05:57 PM »
Was at my friend's shop today and forgot he had one of these lying around to remind people to change out their hoses after 50 years. I don't what plant it came out of but clearly has a white stripe
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 10