Colors

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by Custom Dan, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Custom Dan

    Custom Dan New Member

    Wondering what the correct colors are for 1972 LeSabre engine? 350 4bbl. Intake color? Valve cover color?
     
  2. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Buick painted the basic engines one color after assembly. Around 75 the factory changed from Buick red to blue. For 76 Buick changed to another blue, know as GM corporate blue.
     
  3. Custom Dan

    Custom Dan New Member

    So the whole engine would be red? Currently the intake is orangey red and the valve covers are blue.
     
  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Define "whole engine." Brackets, carb, fittings, fan?
     
  5. Custom Dan

    Custom Dan New Member

    Mainly interested in the intake manifold and valve covers
     
  6. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Use the search key to pull up some pictures:
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    ...
     

    Attached Files:

  8. Custom Dan

    Custom Dan New Member

    Wow that's a LOT of red! Thanks for the info. I could only find that red was used up to 1971. Couldn't find if it continued after that. I'm buying refurbished cylinder heads so now is the time to make everything correct.
     
  9. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Your Orange sounds like faded red
     

Share This Page