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Discussion in 'VB - VK Holden Commodore (1978 - 1985)' started by Gsourbis, Sep 4, 2017.

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    Gsourbis New Member

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    Hi...vk commodore underbody parts such as k frame, struts, air filter, etc. are painted in a brownish colour from factory....does anyone know if this colour has a code/name?
     
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    huh...??? k frame struts and (6 and 8 cyl) air filters are all different colours
    struts bodies come from Monroe.. painted a blackish colour in satin
    k frame came from the Woodville panel stamping area in a rustproof browny honey sorta colour
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    air cleaners are in gloss black (they were painted in the 'Bend engine plant)
     
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    Hi Smitty, appreciate your help
    Im refering to the underbody painted components such as the kframe, strut towers, air filter housing
    In the VK Brock, they are painted a brownish colour from factory (as per your response regarding the kframe)
    I want to re-paint mine and restore to original colour
    Does anybody know how to get this colour?
     
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    V8 air filter housing has been painted satin black since year dot as far as I know....
     
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    nope, gloss black.
     
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    its gloss black .... without a clear coat
     
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    Fair enough you guys are the experts, thankfully....! it would have been nice to see what the engine bay looked like as it rolled off the factory floor, or close to it. I remember a good friend of my dads bought a brand new VB SL/E 5.0 back in the day, this is where my love affair began, and whilst I am sure they 'popped the bonnet' when my dads mate brought it round I was a little young to remember what the engine bay looked like (I was only 8), I just remember how smart and comfortable the interior was (with a/c!!) and how ahead of it's time it seemed to be.
     
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    woulda looked pretty much like this (ignore the 253 stciker)


    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Smitty. Although I have to say that air cleaner does not look in the best of nic despite the rest of the engine bay looking quite pristine..... not that it matters nor do I really care but the air cleaner also does not look gloss black!!;)
     
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    I used that engine pic.. as it showed the VB engine bay layout especially the large Harrison compressor
    and the air cleaner orientation (snorkel to strut tower)

    this pic shows what the air cleaner should look like as 'new'

    my wife's VH engine from 1983

    [​IMG]

    or this one...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Awesome thanks Smitty. They aren't the most tidy or special looking engine bay but there is something about the old Aussie V8 motor that I can just stare at them for hours! I must be a bit of a sad head case! That VH SL/E engine bay has been restored to 100% factory (was the cold air snorkel available on the SL/E?), even down to the FloScan fuel sensor, impressive.
     
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    No... the cold air snorkel was NOT a factory item on any VH SL/e

    look at the pic of my wife's VH.. that was what you got when you opened the
    bonnet on a VH SL/e .... either 4.2 or 5.0V8 versions
     

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