Intake Painted?

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proford1
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Intake Painted?

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Post by proford1 » 27 Oct 2019, 09:39

My intake was painted and im pretty sure it was factory paint (no one else could have ran the paint that much) but i see some restored cars with the intake unpainted? so which is correct?

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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 27 Oct 2019, 10:09

Painted!
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Post by TomL » 28 Oct 2019, 07:49

Yes, painted is correct. Royce posted several years ago that Ford painted the cast iron heads and allowed the overspray to cover part of the aluminum intake. I'll let Royce address this.

But the fact is the 428 PI aluminum intake looks so good when cleaned properly that many restorers leave them unpainted. I know I will.
1968 Cougar XR7 GT-E
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Post by catlover » 29 Oct 2019, 08:15

If you have the original as born with engine, then you know it was painted.
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Post by akfordman » 29 Oct 2019, 18:18

Painted is correct but my preference and mine was left aluminum
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Post by 427XR7 » Yesterday, 15:44

I have a really nice one of these (the intake) if anyone is interested. $650. 248 867-3522

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