Senior Member - 2019 Exceptional Action Award
So as I have said before through the generosity of 3 of our members I now have a replacement motor for my tired 305 in my Elky. My plan if and when I ever replaced my 305 was to paint the replacement motor Chevy orange. Since my Elky is a 84 and a original V6 car the motor was Cooperate Blue, which I never liked, my now 305 is a 86 which was Chevy Black and that is what I repainted it 15 years a ago when I put it in. I believe all cast iron small blocks where Black after 85 ? I think Chevy Orange stopped in 77? So I did mention in one of my previous post I wanted my replacement motor to be Chevy Orange and one of our members replied I should make it black to make it look more like the "Factory" 305? That set me off thinking again, do I what to keep it looking like a factory original 305 car. My other dilemma was the factory air, it's all complete and still hooked up but has never worked. I do have a factory heat only box out of my 79 that I have wanted to install to clean up the engine bay. I know it's never going to look like the engine bays of the 60s unless you start from scratch but I think if the engine was at least Chevy orange it would stand out more the then the black that just kind of disappears in the engine bay !