1957 Engine Paint Color

Joined
Apr 10, 2021
Thunderbird Year
1957
Contemplating painting my engine black !!!!!

Exterior is Continental White.
Interior is Black and White.
Will be adding lots of chrome to the engine, I love CHROME.

I know it not stock, but think it could look super.

I know it could potentially hurt $$$, but I really don't care about value, I just love the car.

Thoughts ???
 
Joined
May 4, 2018
Thunderbird Year
1956
Contemplating painting my engine black !!!!!

Exterior is Continental White.
Interior is Black and White.
Will be adding lots of chrome to the engine, I love CHROME.

I know it not stock, but think it could look super.

I know it could potentially hurt $$$, but I really don't care about value, I just love the car.

Thoughts ???
Colonial White (E) ?
 

Ward 57

Active Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2019
Thunderbird Year
1957
"D" - 312 + "Dress-up" Kit

What more bling do you want to add? The Aluminum valve covers are iconic. The dress-up option also included a chrome steering shaft, breather cap and chrome air cleaner also. If you want to go with chrome generator, starter, and whatever, go for it. But a black block? You want color and bling? Go with the red Ford engine color. More contrast that will just enhance the resto-mod look.
The matt black look is now the rage in the new engines but the mix with chrome is a mismatch which will not fly. But your eye is the judge.
 
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