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Bellhousing overspray
« on: August 30, 2015, 06:28:29 PM »
68 SS 350...  Bellhousing is natural finish with orange overspray, correct?  Any pics of a survivor?
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Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2015, 11:49:55 PM »
Overspray amount will vary depending on who was working. Generally a few inches in most cases.
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Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2015, 03:26:21 PM »
Don't forget to paint the dust cover.
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Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2015, 02:20:01 PM »
Thanks.  Is the dustcover orange or black?
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Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2015, 02:56:54 PM »
Great question. It was serviced by GMPD in black. At the engine plant it was received raw and painted orange with the engine.
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Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2015, 03:11:25 PM »
Great question. It was serviced by GMPD in black. At the engine plant it was received raw and painted orange with the engine.
Now that is new information to me...  I can't recall ever removing one with remnants of orange paint... always black.  Does this mean I've only ever removed service parts?  OR was that due to the fact that when people did clutch replacements, they generally 'cleaned/repainted them black'??   (I'm probably thinking mostly of '55-60 Chevrolets, which are the cars I first worked on)...  I can't recall what my '69 Z28 cover was painted, but I'm betting due to my history, that if I repainted it.... I did it in black!)..
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Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2015, 03:18:18 PM »
I will look tonight at the 68 but last time I was under it the cover was painted (not great due to being installed) orange but I cant remember if it was bare or black.  William is more than likely correct.  Not that I am doubting..   ;)


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Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2015, 03:19:39 PM »
I will look tonight at the 68 but last time I was under it the cover was painted (not great due to being installed) orange but I cant remember if it was bare or black.  William is more than likely correct.   ;)

I'm not questioning William.. just questioning my own experience and memory..  :)
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Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2015, 03:23:43 PM »
I wasnt meaning to make it seem like I was referencing your post..  I usually try to quote if that is the case.  I was just speaking out loud..
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Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2015, 07:16:27 PM »
We pulled a 63 327 from an impala a while back that appeared untouched. I remember putting it in the parts washer and under the grease it was orange.
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Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2015, 05:54:44 AM »
All of the originals from the 60s that I have seen were painted orange.
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Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2015, 11:57:28 PM »
Never have noted any black on a survivor!
But as William noted service parts (you can still purchase them from GM) are black. They are not technically the same as originals but are still available.
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Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2015, 12:23:16 PM »
In judging how many points would be taken off for a all painted orange bell housing? Any body have picture of a original painted bell housing?

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Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2015, 01:09:15 PM »
 Look at this past discussion. Specifically look at reply #16 and the following ones.
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=11169.msg87502#msg87502
Study the picture of the motors on the rack in reply #16 and even though this is a b&w photo you can see the varying over spray.
How much was dependent on the sprayer and I can't see how points can be deducted based on the amount of over spray unless obvious signs such as
clean bell housing bolts when in fact those should have over spray (assuming a manual transmission and not an automatic).

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Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2015, 01:47:39 PM »
The answer is "coverage varied - depending on the plant, the day and the painter".
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