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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2013, 12:10:47 PM »

Attached is a reduced size photo from the ebay auction Charley referenced.   I've extracted it and reduced it's size a little for displaying here.   The residual paint on this bellhousing is consistent with unrestored aluminum bellhousings I've removed from Chevrolets over the years.   The amount of coverage of the factory paint varied but I've personally never found one that indicated complete coverage of the bellhousing from the factory.
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2013, 08:00:17 PM »

I am kinda surprised no one has posted this picture.
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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2013, 08:29:06 PM »

Those look like big blocks, so that must be the Tonawonda plant, hi perf small blocks are built at Flint.  It would be very interesting if someone has some GM or Chevrolet specification document which describes how the plant workers were supposed to paint the engines.   That would resolve the question.
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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2013, 08:40:07 PM »

It coyld be tonawanda or one of the car plants & their staging area for the engines.  Corvette plant still uses a very similar system for the assembly line.  Also looks like diffs in the far right of pic.??..  Kinda hard to tell.
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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2013, 08:55:35 AM »

I'll post these again here.  Taken in the Legend Survivor class at the Camaro Nats this past June.  Two untouched cars.  The paint adhesion problem is clear in these photos but it appears that the whole housing was painted when these cars were assembled.

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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2013, 08:56:07 AM »

More pix, different car
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« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2013, 08:56:41 AM »

And lastly,

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« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2013, 10:00:26 AM »

Neither of the above pics indicates to me that the bellhousings were completely painted but I did notice orange overspray on both of the clutch forks.
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« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2013, 09:24:20 PM »

Neither of the above pics indicates to me that the bellhousings were completely painted but I did notice orange overspray on both of the clutch forks.

But they look more painted than less, which I believe is the point.
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« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2013, 09:30:13 PM »

some apparently do.. and some don't..  Smiley     
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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2013, 08:27:48 AM »

Mine was replaced with a Lakewood in the early seventies , and remained in storage. Still presents with min amount of orange ( like all the rest of the pics) I'm guessing an adhesion issue.
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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2013, 04:34:41 PM »

<<I am kinda surprised no one has posted this picture.>>

I've posted that photo many times in previous bellhousing painting discussions here, on Corvette Forum, and on the NCRS Tech board; on that particular day, Tonawanda was painting with pretty full coverage.
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« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2013, 06:26:03 PM »

<<I am kinda surprised no one has posted this picture.>>

I've posted that photo many times in previous bellhousing painting discussions here, on Corvette Forum, and on the NCRS Tech board; on that particular day, Tonawanda was painting with pretty full coverage.
So how is your bell housing painted John on your 69Z? By the way, thought corvette Carlisle was off this year, but just myho........
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« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2013, 09:58:04 AM »

<<I am kinda surprised no one has posted this picture.>>

I've posted that photo many times in previous bellhousing painting discussions here, on Corvette Forum, and on the NCRS Tech board; on that particular day, Tonawanda was painting with pretty full coverage.
So how is your bell housing painted John on your 69Z?

Looks a lot like Jerry's photo in reply #19 above.
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« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2013, 11:27:45 AM »

FWIW, most of the original paint ones that I remember on cars from the 70s and 80s seemed to have full or nearly full coverage.  The adhesion issue varied and if the car was ever driven in the winter with salt on the roads that seemed to make it worse. 

I remember a 69 Impala that an older lady owned.  She mainly drove it just on Sundays (no kidding) and never in the rain.  That was a very nice old original car with low miles.  Bellhousing on that car had full coverage.
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