62 cutlass 185 engine restoration

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    jossar
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    I just picked up a complete running 62 185 hp engine off local craigslist – thinking of putting it my old jeep for now (1960 CJ5). I am working on a cosmetic restoration the engine and have a couple questions.
    Does any have a source or paint code for the orange for the air cleaner and oil fill cap? What about the silver on the valve covers?
    Also I was looking at pictures on line and am confused as to what attaches to the hole in the passenger valve cover with the grommet. Some 63 pics show a PCV hooking to the base of the snorkle on the air cleaner but there is no port on mine. Some 62 pics show a metal J pipe that drops down to where? I’m presuming mine should have the J pipe? Any one have one to sell? also a source for the grommet?
    I am a huge fan of the Jetfires and will own one someday. In the mean time I’ll tinker with the 215 and keep dreaming.
    Thanks
    Joe

    #7514
    macf85
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    Joe,

    Fusick Automotive has the red-orange air cleaner paint. Part number AF150S. Fusick is at (860)623-1589. Dupli-color makes a perfect aluminum color engine enamel paint, part number DE 1615. You should be able to get this at any of the big auto parts stores.

    The J tube you are talking about is a road draft tube to evacuate crankcase vapors. The 1963 went to a PVC valve to recirculate the vapors back into the engine. Maybe you can place a want ad on this web site for the road draft tube. Not sure about the grommet, my old one was good enough to re-use.

    If you really want to detail the engine, Jim Osborn reproductions makes decals for the air cleaner and the little rocket emblems on the valve covers.

    #7515
    jossar
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    Thanks a bunch – just what I was looking for.
    Joe

    #7516
    BruceM
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    For the grommet, I was able to find one that fit at the local auto parts store. Just measure the outside and inside diameters and then match it up to one of the universal ones they sell. Works fine and looks perfect.

    Bruce

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