Engine Paint Question

Small Block Mopar Engine

  1. kend

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    which Mopar Performance engine paint would be correct for a ‘73 340? Is the P4120752AB Turquoise the right one?
     
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    Here is the number I have p4349217ab- Its not Turquoise
     
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    • Demonracer

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      Corporate blue on a '72.
       
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      73 would be blue not turquoise if you want correct. and who knows if the MP paint es even correct to begin with..
       
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      • abodyjoe

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        correct for a 73.. blue

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        not correct for a 73 turquoise
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        • MOPAROFFICIAL

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          Turquoise was the 60's.
           
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          • Professor Fate

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            '68- very early '69 340s were Industrial Red. Early-mid '69 began Turquoise.
             
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              I wouldn't use the Mopar paint now for nuthin. The absolute BEST engine paint jobs I have EVER seen in my LIFE AND they last were all done with regular high quality automotive style paint. It won't cost much to have some mixed up.
               
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              • abodyjoe

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                yup. just need the correct paint code. i spay mine with epoxy primer then a high solids urathane..
                 
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                  And big blocks were mostly turqoise.
                  318/273 red
                  Slants truck yellow 60-61 and aluminium 61/62 then red, then blue
                  Hemi 2 diff oranges
                  Poly red,
                  rb 50's-60 gold

                  You find exceptions, but yep mostly like said.
                   
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                    Crummy versions of this paint turn green..
                    Back when I did spinman's 340...after it ran in some... it went green, manifolds went pinkish grey. Never buying that brand again. Duplicolor perhaps it was..
                    The mopar paint can be old and watery...priming makes it pop better but the factory didnt prime... so idk anymore lol
                     
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                    • abodyjoe

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                      318 70-up and 360 were blue
                      400 were blue
                      i believe late 440 was blue also but not 100% sure.
                      383 hp orange, 383 2bbl turqoise
                       
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                        Indeed. Mostly Mopars are more widely known for their street Hemi orange or Hemi orange paint from the 340 and 383/440 6 pak/426 hemi...and all that but people forget that they mostly came with turquoise or blue and yes the 440 was and 400 always as blue from intro 71 and I have a 70 340 and it was orange when I got it bone stock...and the 70/71 318's absolutely like you said.
                         
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                        • A56

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                          440 in '69 M code cuda was (some type of ) red.
                           
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                          Later '69 340s could be BLUE, like that P4349217 spray paint (it's very close to OEM , at least the cans I got). But in no way is it even close being "turquoise".
                           
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                          Street Hemi Orange, as were almost all high performance engines from some time in '69 - onward.
                           
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                          some 69 340's and 383's were turquoise,
                           
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                            And as I said, they were orange "from some time in '69 - onward". So what's your point?
                             
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                            I like Bill Hirsch or Por15's engine paint. Both are tuff as nails and simple to brush on....
                             
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                            Lmao, don't know any other language but english, but if you're an expert then as someone here once said. When the experts talk time to walk away.
                             
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                            What was called turquois for small blocks was very different from the turquois of the big blocks. The fact that it was called turquois has lead to confusion but it was more of a light to medium blue with none of the pale blue/greenish cast of the big block turquois.
                             
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                            • dartfreak75

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                              I used the mopar engine paint I will get you the number off the can later. It lays down nicely and covers very well. I'm happy with it.

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                                Engine Paint Codes

                                70's Blue - 5351D dupont or PPG 2423

                                Turquoise - 4799D dupont or PPG 13195 (but delete the metal flake)

                                Red - like on 273 high performance - 5092D dupont or PPG 2136

                                Street Hemi 19665067D dupont or PPG 2186 or PPG 3116 Universal, Chrysler motor Mandarin orange

                                Race Hemi ('64 - '65) and Max Wedge - 5065DH dupont or PPG 2201
                                 
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                                • dartfreak75

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                                  Wasnt the early 340s red too?
                                   
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