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Offline drummingrocks

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'66 289--Finish on Underside of Air Cleaner Lid?
« on: June 02, 2010, 08:36:29 PM »
I've got a '66 fastback with a 289 4V.  The car was built December 20th, 1965.  I know the outside of the air cleaner is Ford blue, but how about the underside of the air cleaner lid?  Was it originally painted on the underside, or should it be bare metal? 
--1965 fastback, 289/4-spd, built Feb. '65 at Dearborn
--1965 convertible, 289/4-spd, built Mar. '65 at Dearborn
--1966 GT fastback, 289/4-spd, built Dec. '65 at Dearborn
--1966 coupe, 200/3-spd, built Dec. '65 at NJ (in the family since 1968)
--1967 coupe, 289/C4, built Dec. '66 at NJ
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Re: '66 289--Finish on Underside of Air Cleaner Lid?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 09:46:47 PM »
It would have just been a bare steel with some speckling of blue over spray.  The gasket would not have any paint on it.
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Re: '66 289--Finish on Underside of Air Cleaner Lid?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 09:22:20 AM »
Thanks Charles!
--1965 fastback, 289/4-spd, built Feb. '65 at Dearborn
--1965 convertible, 289/4-spd, built Mar. '65 at Dearborn
--1966 GT fastback, 289/4-spd, built Dec. '65 at Dearborn
--1966 coupe, 200/3-spd, built Dec. '65 at NJ (in the family since 1968)
--1967 coupe, 289/C4, built Dec. '66 at NJ
--2017 GT