1964 - 1974 Factory Engine Paint Chart

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Colors will always be a guess for the most part. My brother bought a 1970 340 Duster brand new. But he ordered it in 1969. The engine in that car was red. Everyone always said it was not factory but we new damn well it was. If the car has never been touched... you never know what you might find.
 

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Both lists agree that the 69 340 is red while a footnote shows turquoise, red or orange. Most original 69 340s I've seen have been turquoise including mine
 

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I worked on a couple of 69 340 cars and I thought they were red for the year but after a couple of months I started seeing the blue ones that are called turquoise consistantly.
 

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Jus' throwin' this in, but in the gas crunch of the early seventies I transplanted a 71 340 low miles junkyard engine out of an A body into my "what-had-been" a 440-6 RR. It was high compression, and orange. T-quad carb. Great combo by the way, Ma should have done that!!!

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you have a picture.. most likely its turquoise which looks blue..


turquoise its a little lighter and greener then the later blue...
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blue more blue then the turquoise
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Looks blue to me. But it is most definitely not the pale/ugly aqua they used on some other motors. Also, Mopar engine paint P4349217 is a dead-on match. And Mopar calls that color "blue".
 

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Colors will always be a guess for the most part. My brother bought a 1970 340 Duster brand new. But he ordered it in 1969. The engine in that car was red. Everyone always said it was not factory but we new damn well it was. If the car has never been touched... you never know what you might find.
I bought a 70 340 4speed Duster new and the engine was orange ?
 

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No it was rebuilt. So it was repainted too. That paint matches the small amounts of apparently original paint left on the (matching numbers) block though.
 

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It says all 69 318 were red. Had an all original 69 Coronet 318 that was red, but the original 318 in my 69 Fury was/is blue. Both cars were never taken apart before I got them.

When I was a kid, I had a red Radio Flyer wagon that I painted Chrysler Engine Blue back in the early 70's..... Dad had brought the paint home from work for a side job he was doing. He was mad when he found his empty paint can, but did tell me good job on the wagon, runs and sags and painted over the rust and all.....lol
 
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Sometimes I think it was what ever was in the gun at the plant that built the engine. I have seen so many different colors over the years. Ma Mopar didn't care they where just building cars and making money. I know I have never seen a chart that was correct. Plus they supersede part numbers and change suppliers so many times you can't keep up. I know for sure my brothers 1970 340 Duster engine was red and my Moms 1972 Scamp 318 was turquoise not blue. They were both bought new by our family. Wish we still had them but they have turn to dust by now.
 

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My 72 & 73 both had blue motors. The 72 was almost a ford blue. The 73 was chryler blue.
 

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My 72 & 73 both had blue motors. The 72 was almost a ford blue. The 73 was chryler blue.
I can believe that. I have seen that as well. I do remember a color change where they added an "AB" to the end of the part number. Don't think they were ever mixed the same way twice!
 
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The Little Red Express Truck engine color was between that Ford blue and turquoise. Just depended on who mixed the paint I think? Crazy!
 

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Even the red colors varied. Back in late 1968 the guy that lived two houses from us got a new '69 Dart with a 340. The water pump started seeping in the spring of 1970 and he knew he could talk me into changing it for him. The new pump was raw cast iron so I asked him to get a can of the correct red paint. He got it from the local Dodge dealer with the part number right on the can. I painted the pump but when I went to put it on it was considerably more orange than the engine. My dad was working on a Farmall tractor at the time so I thought I would see if his International Red was closer to correct. I repainted the pump and installed it. The International Red was almost a perfect match to that engine.
 

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