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ZLP955

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Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint
« on: June 19, 2013, 11:27:40 AM »
What is the correct paint type, color and finish for the flywheel inspection cover on a VN '69 Z, and would it have had engine orange overspray on it?
Tim - 04A VN '69 z/28 69-69 715 ex-E/MP

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Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 11:57:58 AM »
Good question! I would like to know too.  My guess is no, I think they were dip primed black.

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Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 01:00:12 PM »
I thought manual tranny equipped motors has the bellhousing already mounted (with inspection cover) and painted as a whole unit. The amount of overspray varied by the painter. I assume you do mean for a manual tranny.

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Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 06:46:03 PM »
That cover was installed at the engine plant as a raw metal part, and got engine orange paint except for the area directly behind the back of the oil pan. The Service parts were dip-primed black so they wouldn't rust in storage.
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Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 10:03:18 PM »
Thanks everyone, and specially JohnZ for confirming. Much appreciated.
Tim - 04A VN '69 z/28 69-69 715 ex-E/MP

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Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 05:49:38 PM »
I see that they are being repo'd now as the replacements are not correct I saw one on E-buy it was listed for vettes
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Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2013, 01:55:14 PM »
I have many survivor cars in my data base so here's one of my client's cars that is a true survivor car that has been in the family since new.  Very orange.  Bell housing too.  Very neat car!

Enjoy,

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Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2013, 02:00:22 PM »
Here's one of many survivors that I have for bell housings and whether they are painted or not.........

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Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2013, 02:04:34 PM »
And, here's a big block car, '65 396 Impala that I just restored.  This car sat for over 20 years in a Quonset hut and was a virgin before I began the restoration.  All orange.........

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Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 11:58:12 PM »
Thanks for the photos Jerry, much appreciated.
Tim - 04A VN '69 z/28 69-69 715 ex-E/MP

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Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2013, 01:58:02 AM »
I see that they are being repo'd now as the replacements are not correct I saw one on E-buy it was listed for vettes
I believe the NOS covers have 2 holes near the oil pan flange....
Would appreciate it if someone could confirm if the one I have, pictured below, is the correct factory original (not NOS) type?
« Last Edit: June 30, 2013, 03:30:58 AM by ZLP955 »
Tim - 04A VN '69 z/28 69-69 715 ex-E/MP

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Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2013, 02:16:02 PM »
One in this photo looks to be correct.

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Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2013, 09:05:44 PM »
Thanks again Jerry.
Tim - 04A VN '69 z/28 69-69 715 ex-E/MP