Here are some pics of the paint job on my RAJO head.
I know, you are not supposed to do this. But this is inspired by the Martinez Bothers historic 1950's dragster, the "Speedball Spic" from Ventura, CA. It is all explained in Tony Baker's new pictorial book in the "Images of America" series: "Hot Rodding in Ventura County". You can find it on Amazon.
The speedster I am going to build will be Day-Glo Orange and White in memory of the Martinez Brothers famous dragster.
The restoration police can now attack...
The pictures do not really do justice to the Day-Glo Orange color which is actually even brighter than in the photos...
It's certainly an eye catcher.
Did you spray the Day-Glow over a flat white base?
No, I just got bodacious and sprayed right on the bare aluminum. But what you suggest would probably be even brighter...
I am going to put a clear coat over the coat that you see. That is what they did with the dragster.
Well if you ever run off the road you'll be easy to spot
Look's great, Jon. Why aren't you supposed to do that?
That color will no doubt add five more horsepower to your engine's output;D
I was just thinking that Day-Glo Orange might be a bit too much for some folks...
But the bottom line is that it will be my speedster, so I will paint it my way.
If any of you like automotive history you ought to get Tony Baker's little pictorial book that I mentioned above: "Hot Rodding in Ventura County". It focuses mainly on the 1950's - the period when I was going through Middle School and High School here in Ventura. Every night was like the movie "American Graffiti". So I guess I am just a 73-year-old hot rodder.
WOW...that looks just like Chevy engine orange...good choice.
Jon, I was hot rodding in L.A. at the same time. Boy, those were the days. I don't think kids today can even comprehend what the good old days were.
Looks dull to me, but otherwise a good color. I would not hesitate to put one on my engine.
Yea, I know. I only wish I could find something brighter. Here it is with the acrylic lacquer clear coat over it:
I rather like it.
Much better. I think that would look good on a stock black block.
Use Chevy engine orange...enamel with some gloss.