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1968 SS396 Thermostat Housing Finish
« on: August 06, 2019, 01:45:20 AM »
What was the factory finish on the thermostat housing of a 1968 SS396 engine, bare aluminum or Chevy orange paint?


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Re: 1968 SS396 Thermostat Housing Finish
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 01:54:16 AM »
Which horse power?...Joe
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1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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Re: 1968 SS396 Thermostat Housing Finish
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2019, 01:57:45 AM »
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Re: 1968 SS396 Thermostat Housing Finish
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 03:05:57 AM »
Pretty sure it should be intake color. Let's see if others agree...Joe
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1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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Re: 1968 SS396 Thermostat Housing Finish
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 05:12:41 AM »
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Pretty sure it should be intake color. Let's see if others agree...Joe

That's correct Joe.

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Re: 1968 SS396 Thermostat Housing Finish
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2019, 06:03:29 PM »
Thanks for the help, guys.  I looked at a lot of pictures and it was a mixture of bare and paint.

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Re: 1968 SS396 Thermostat Housing Finish
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2019, 08:06:10 PM »
 The only area I can see with not having paint would be the part of the neck that has the hose. I believe the neck and smaller nipples had caps on them when the block was sprayed.

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Re: 1968 SS396 Thermostat Housing Finish
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2019, 09:14:06 PM »
The coolant pump nipple was also masked in paint along with the pad and by-pass hose.
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