361 engine color for '59 DeSoto
big m
Posted 2020-01-18 12:25 PM (#593141)
Subject: 361 engine color for '59 DeSoto



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Firesweep, 361 CI.

From parts cars I looked at, it appears the block assembly was silver. Is this correct? and what color would the valve covers be for the 361?

---John
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-01-18 12:33 PM (#593143 - in reply to #593141)
Subject: RE: 361 engine color for '59 DeSoto



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John: I would think silver like this:



REFERENCE: https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1959-DESOTO-FIR...

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Viper Guy
Posted 2020-01-18 11:12 PM (#593174 - in reply to #593141)
Subject: Re: 361 engine color for '59 DeSoto



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Exactly as pictured above. Here are a couple of pics of my factory original '59 Firesweep engine compartment.



('59 DeSoto DS Engine.JPG)



('59 DeSoto PS Engine.JPG)



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Attachments '59 DeSoto DS Engine.JPG (136KB - 16 downloads)
Attachments '59 DeSoto PS Engine.JPG (140KB - 15 downloads)
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big m
Posted 2020-01-19 11:44 AM (#593191 - in reply to #593141)
Subject: Re: 361 engine color for '59 DeSoto



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I appreciate the info, Guys!!

I have the crank being machined, after I get it back I can grind the valves and assemble it.

---John
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