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    Maybe this question was asked and answered in the past, but: I'm rebuilding my 62 Hawk GT 289 engine that had no less than three different colors over the years. What is the original paint color? Body color was repainted gold from original Black Velvet. Would matching the engine to body color be a little over the top and weird? Thanks.

  • #2
    Yes and yes!
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      No not if you choose to return the car to it's original black color, then it would match the original engine color with which it came.

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      • #4
        Planning on keeping the color "as is" but now feel it's probably best to go with black on the block. Thanks.

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        • #5
          You can always "Set it off" with the correct Pale Yellow Valve Covers and Red/Orange Fan Blades and Oil Cap!
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          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            Now that's certainly a possibility!

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            • #7
              Sent you a PM. If you need anything for your GT, let me know. I have parts car plus lots of stuff on the shelf.

              Just a few miles south of you.
              78 Avanti RQB 2792
              64 Avanti R1 R5408
              63 Avanti R1 R4551
              63 Avanti R1 R2281
              62 GT Hawk V15949
              56 GH 6032504
              56 GH 6032588
              55 Speedster 7160047
              55 Speedster 7165279

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              • #8
                Got the PM...thanks!

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                • #9
                  Did the engine color change (in '62) when the engines went from partial flow filters to full flow? Or were all '62s black with JD yellow valve covers?

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                  • #10
                    No they didn't change and yes they remained black with yellow VC's.

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