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Postby chenz1 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:39 am

Was the engine compartment painted body color or black from factory
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Postby spencerforhire » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:11 pm

Body color.
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Postby chenz1 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:24 pm

Thanks
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Re: vega engine compartment

Postby kgroombr » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:33 pm

I had an original 72 Kammback that had the engine compartment painted a satin black. I have seen them both ways. Not sure what made them pick one or the other.

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Re: vega engine compartment

Postby spencerforhire » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:03 am

Just because the engine compartment was body color from the factory does not mean it should be left that way. I'm a fan of satin black, especially if the body color clashes with the orange paint that(as far as I'm concerned) all Chevy engines should be painted. :wink:
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.45@146.19)(6.01@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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Re: vega engine compartment

Postby cjbiagi » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:17 am

Spence, couldn't agree with you more about the color of ALL Chevy engines.....Chevy orange! :lol:
Can't speak about the Vega but my Monza came with a black engine compartment. Really a matter of choice, but the point that Spence made about clashing with the engine color makes good sense.
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Re: vega engine compartment

Postby chenz1 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:24 pm

I agree with painting it flat black for color contrast.I was just wondering how it was done from factory.What color would you paint a ls motor.......Vinny
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Re: vega engine compartment

Postby cjbiagi » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:17 pm

I would recommend satin black rather than flat black.
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Postby chenz1 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:41 am

Thanks clyde,satin black would work better
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Re: vega engine compartment

Postby Monza Harry » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:45 pm

I wonder if those are painted before the body is finally assigned to a build (ie; preproduction/or pre-ordering as sometimes some parts are being built before official production starts) Therefore no official build no official colour to assign, just them getting a jump start on the new model year run? Harry
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