I've seen the list of the colors of the details of a 26/27 engine, but can't find the manifold clamps on that list.
If I paint the engine block holeskin green or the current representation of it and paint my manifolds high heat iron, what color would the clamps be?
Iron? Green? or the accessory shade of gloss black?
I'll hang up and listen.
The exhaust manifold and clamps were not painted originally.
Here is a late '25 factory floor photo, close up of showing the manifold side of the engine.
So, iron it is.
That has the wrong carb needle adjuster for a '25. ??? What's up with that? Or is the U-joint flopped over or reflection that looks like a T.
The picture is not real clear. The clamps could be black.
I agree with Ken,the engine details look more like '23 - 24 to me.
Fresh cast iron looks quite dark. I would not paint either the manifold or the clamps. I think they look great natural.
This is the '27 cutaway engine at the Henry Ford Museum showing the original Moleskin color and the raven finish head bolts.
I'll post a photo when I'm done painting and detailing so you can judge. My current manifolds are rust and really detract from the engine appearance.
I'm not trying to change the world, just taking them back to an iron color to replicate what they would look like out of the factory. Don't know how much actualy driving this T will get done, so they may stay iron for a while or may just turn to rust color again.
They look pretty nice right now.
Consider coating the exhaust manifold with stove black.
So far this has worked for my manifold.
there is also a high-heat "cast iron grey" paint out there, that closely approximates bare cast, but offers protection. I think it looks really good; much better than rust.
The high heat cast iron paint is what I've got, sprayed some on the manifolds and they look brand new. Was just wondering about the clamps. I'm leaning towards doing them the same color and heat protection. I'll do the nuts ravenized or steel.
Now, about that knigsford L4 swivel top carb . . .
Did you see the 7-26-26 note above?
Robert, Clamps should be high temp engine black as noted above.