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Ok,

I have searched all over the forum and couldn't find any refrence. I want to paint the engine and wanted to know what color Blue was used, is there a rattle can that is really close to the color or is there an exact match somewhere? If so where can I buy it.

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I bought mine from Les at ClassicDatsun.com. It was about $29 a can, but mixed to exact Nissan paint code. Engine came out beautiful.

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Many people have said that Chrysler Engine Blue is VERY close, and considerably cheaper than Les' paint. But I'll probably still use Les' paint on mine when I refresh the block someday.

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I got the blue paint from Les 2 months ago for about 28 per can. The block looks great. I'm a believer.

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Hi,

I just stop to see here, we in Japan Nissan diesel (ND;a groupe of Nissan making tracks) is selling engine blue which is applying many Nissan engines.

My L24 was painted with this blue needed 1 or 2 spray- cans.

kats

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Nissan's blue engine paint has Austin DNA.

Back in the 1950s, when Nissan were assembling CKD kits of Austin cars, they were given a 'British Standard' paint code for the formulation of the engine block and ancillaries colour. It seems to have stuck.

This colour is still listed on the 'British Standard' database as B.S. 18C39, with HMG ( Her Majesty's Government ) number GL31557, and 'Glidden Number' name 'Dolphin'.

Alan T.

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Great info Alan!

S20 has silver on the block,is this mean this engine comes from Prince not

from Nissan?

However my Z432 has Volks Wargen black on the block this is a strong policy of the restorer.

kats

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Hi Kats,

S20 has silver on the block,is this mean this engine comes from Prince not from Nissan?

I get the impression that the gentlemen at Maruyama would have painted their S20 engine blocks any colour except Nissan's blue, as a matter of policy.

The S20's water pump pulley is the ( Austin :bunny: ) Nissan blue though........ :classic:

However my Z432 has Volks Wargen black on the block this is a strong policy of the restorer.

Well, he is a Volkswagen dealer. I think that might have something to do with it........... ;)

Alan T.

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I spoke with Les last week and he doesn't carry it anymore. Too hard to put into rattle cans with California's wonderful laws. Checking with Mike at Banzai. I know someone posted that he gets his from Les, but since he still has it listed on his website I figured I should check.

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