Were the Heads painted from the factory?

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  1. JohnJL

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    I have my newly rebuilt heads ready for installation and realized I didnt take a close enough "before" pic. Were the heads painted from the factory or left steel?

    Thanks!

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    spotcruiser Geezer SILVER Star

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    Of course.

    My '78.
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    Thanks. 74 were black?
     
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    I left mine raw after they came back from the machine shop. Big mistake.
     
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    Spike Strip Torque Ain't Cheap SILVER Star

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    Black. They used copper valve spring shims? Never seen that before ...


    Those freeze plugs should have been replaced. Cheap while it's out. Did they replace the firewall-side FP?
     
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    Greasy 74 out of an Iron Pig.
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    All of the freeze plugs were replaced.
     
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    dogfishlake Go on a living spree Supporting Vendor SILVER Star

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    Probly took a while to catch :)

    Worth it tho
     
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