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Hey guys,

I have my oil pan off and decided that it would be nice to repaint it. However, I am not sure if it was originally Datsun blue or black. It clearly has blue on it, I am guessing it is just heavy overspray from when the block got painted, but I would like to be sure.

If black, does anyone have a particular recommendation? Gloss black or satin black or something else?



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The oil pan was originally gloss black - yes, the engine "blue" overspray could be original.

Thanks for the info.

FWIW, It looks to me that the engine block was painted after it was assembled. Hence the overspray on the pan, and missing paint behind a fitting.


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Actually, in the case of a 240 the oil pan and right motor mount bracket should be satin black. I have them powder coated.,

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