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    Posted: 19-March-2013 at 2:49PM
Hi All
What color black is correct for the engine compartment? Satin or Semi gloss? I believe it is Satin but want to be sure.
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Not sure what is 'correct' but I've always used the 'Ford semi gloss black' engine paint on the inner wheel wells. 




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Ford Semi-Gloss is "Correct".
 
We have also found there is no rhyme or reason to determine if the firewall was painted Black or Body color. So that is your own preference.
 
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Rustoleum 7777. Long drying time but it kicks ass against any other spray bomb paint. Extremely durable, easy touch up, easy to keep clean.
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Thanks and WOW does that engine compartment look great.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mcford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-March-2013 at 6:55AM
that was when it was totally fresh.  don't know how well its held up over the last 8-9 years.

This is a bad case of "one thing leads to another".  Pulled the original engine and had another built for pure stock drag racing and well, it went a little overboard and overbudget.  NPD got alot of my cash as did marti autoworks.  Lol


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Holy Cow! Now that looks sweet..... As far as the hardware is it all new or did u refurbish it too?
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I know exactly what you mean. I restored a 70 Torino cobra about ten years ago and I still have no credit cards. Refuse to use them.
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all bolts and screws were new AMK stuff thru npd.  bought a 72 mustang underhood kit.  used about 80% of it.  had to buy some extra bolts.  
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Oh ok, I wondered if they had kits for the Torino or you had to mix and match....That might be a weekend project for me on my wagon because I don't like that my engine compartment is not "crisp" b/c of the old hardware. Thanks for the information! Clap 
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