black block, gold valve covers and air cleaner, unless you have an Indy Pacesetter, then the valve covers and air cleaner is blueJess said:Purest of Heart
For the restorers out there, What color were the 260 blocks and what color were the valve covers? we are restoring one.
OK need a little help. Just bought a 64.5(65) RagTop. Finishing the restoration the other guy started. If I do the obvious inprovements, other than boring engine block because I understand their fairly thin walled blocks to begin with, like cam,intake,carb,headers can I get this 164hp engine up to +/- 235hp?eriksmus said:The color of your valve cover and air cleaner depends on the build date.
It can be light blue or gold. The engine of the very first mustangs were light blue. See also the mustang restoration guide and the following article.
In my mustang from the San Jose plant with number 100784 (scheduled build date 17 july 1964) the air cleaner end valve covers were light blue.
The 101-horse 170ci six had a bright red valve cover and air cleaner. The optional base V-8, the 260-2V with 164 hp, had a Light Ford Blue air cleaner and valve covers. The 210hp 289-4V was a low-compression small-block with a gold air cleaner and valve covers. Like the 170ci six and the 260ci V-8, the 289-4V had a black block, oil pan, timing cover, water pump, and cylinder heads. The 289 High Performance with 271 hp sported a black block, oil pan, timing cover, water pump, and cylinder heads, with the chrome dress-up kit that included valve covers and an open-element air cleaner.
VeronicaVeronica said:Hello. 235 HP is very doable.Roller rockers,dual exhaust with headers, a 4bbl and an aluminium intake like an Edelbrock F4B or an S2MS and a modest ignition upgrade like a pertronix coil and distributor module should get you there with some change left over.
My 64 1/2 260 convertible had been sitting in a barn since the early 70s when I dragged it out of there and the valve covers and breather were the early Ford blue.Here it is all cleaned up.Hope that helps.