The gray primer that I put on the engine during the mock-up phase looked acceptable but I wanted something different. After much deliberation I have finally decided what color the block will be. White! You don't see it very often and of course there is a chance of discoloration, but with white heat-resistant paint I am willing to accept the risk.

850 motor links

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The 4-in-1 exhaust manifold was sprayed in heat-resistant dark gray paint and then "baked" in the oven. The damper will be welded when the block is mounted in the car to make sure that everything is straight.