1983 Hurst olds engine color


Aug 14, 2021
Hi experts,
I am in the process of bringing my 307 up to date.
I have noticed the intake manifold appears to have been painted black behind the carb toward the distributor.
The valve covers also appear to be black.
Is black the correct color?
I appreciate your feedback.


Supporting Member
Jan 2, 2006
Digging up old H/O information stuff from Thunder and Lightning articles, it says the code was PPG 99A black, to be specific.

Although the only 99A I can find is DuPont 99A, which is, indeed, black.

I've always used stuff like VHT low gloss black engine paint. Works well. JMO.
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