383 engine turquoise paint

1962 - 1965 Mopars

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    IMG_3843.JPG Can anyone tell me which of these two 383 engine colours are correct for 1964? The heads in the car are a darker colour and the valve covers I just got are lighter. Both guys stated they used period correct turquoise but they both can't be right! See the picture and what are your thoughts?
     
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    Cameras are different in color but I would say that the valve cover is what you want. What's on the head is too green, (dark).
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      Thanks for the pic! I tend to agree with you although I was hoping I was wrong. Those are spare heads I have off the original block. The engine in the car is all painted that darker colour as well :( looks like I have some work ahead of me.
       
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      Yep, the valve cover is closest. This 440 is going in my '64 Polara and was painted with Mopar Turquoise (P4120752AB), and its definitely more blue than green. Plus, its the same color as the 383 I pulled out of the '64.

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        I ran into the same thing a few years ago. I ran out of the Chrysler brand paint and picked up another brand of paint at an auto parts store. I don't remember the brand, maybe Tempo, but it was darker like in your picture. In your case, if the rest of the engine is the darker color, I think I would repaint the valve covers and see what it looked like. I doubt if anybody would notice.
         
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        That thought went through my mind. Looks like an industrial green of some kind?
         
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          I think it would eat me alive knowing I have the wrong colour. I'm weird like that haha
           
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          Actually I would too.
           
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              I gave up on rattle cans and went with frank Baldason's paint he sells it in pints
               
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              I vote for the valve cover as well. My 68 440 was that color when I bought it back in 71.
               
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                My 69 383 ........(I know, it has the wrong radiator hose but its the only one I could find at the time.) IMG_0239.JPG IMG_0237.JPG IMG_3028.JPG
                 
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                  I vote valve cover as well. This engine is painted with old stock Mopar paint.

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