28meter Posted March 15, 2009 Report Share Posted March 15, 2009 I am in the process of renewing the appearance of the engine bay on my '63 R2 and have a few questions. 1. What is the correct engine color? 2. Was the original body paint lacquer or enamel? If it was lacquer, I will have to take extra precautions to keep the modern paint from bubbling the old. 3. Is the original power steering pump top bare metal or painted black? Mine is bare. 4. Where is a good hiding place for the chrysler ignition module? Any reason not to put it in the area where the A/C blower would be on a R1? 5. I would like a recommendation on how to best freshen up the finish on the non-painted items like the harness clips, plug wire track framework and hood latches? 6. Did the original exhaust system have a midship cross-over pipe under the transmission tail housing? Mine does...and it makes the exhaust pipes very dificult to lower for gasket replacement? 7. What is the original pos. and neg. battery cable colors? 8. Can I get the oil pan off with the engine in the car? It has a slight wet spot, a small dent and would be easier to paint when removed. So far I have removed the radiator, coolant tank, cylinder heads, freeze plugs and everything off of the front of the engine in order to de-crud the cooling system. I am very glad that I did.....there was sediment 3/4" deep in the low circulation areas. Anyway at this stage it is obviously "prime time" to make her look showroom under the hood! Any answers. tips or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks from Jim Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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