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Driveshaft Color Coding


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Hello Colleagues.

    I would like to detail the drive shaft on my 1973 Mach 1. It came from the factory with the 351C 2V/C6 power-train and a 2.75 rear gear.  I do not have the build-sheet for the car. I would like to add the color code stripes to the driveshaft. I have determined the locations of the 4 stripes from the unrusted bands,  but cannot make out the colors, however.

   Does anyone have the colors from their similar car they can share or perhaps direct me to where I may find  the proper colors? Much appreciated......

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I do not have the colors but where I go to get colors to match is women's finger nail polish, lol. I have used some model car paints for dabs also. Driveshaft had colored rings brushed on while rotating. I am sure someone will have info.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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I no longer have the car... but this was the original driveshaft for my 73 vert, 351C 2V (H Code) with a C-6 tans and 2:75 open rear.

73 vert original drive shaft paint marks.jpg

73 vert original drive shaft paint marks2.jpg

73 vert original drive shaft paint marks4.jpg

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"Yes dear", has kept me in the hobby a long time...

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Vert  --- Much appreciated !  Can you confirm the colors ---- looks like (front-to-rear) orange/white/red/tan ? Where does your tape measure start?

Regards,  JPW

 

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49 minutes ago, JPWally said:

Vert  --- Much appreciated !  Can you confirm the colors ---- looks like (front-to-rear) orange/white/red/tan ? Where does your tape measure start?

Regards,  JPW

 

As I recall... Lavender, red, white and orange See additional pic. for start point f the tape measure. Have fun...

1973 vert driveshaft paint daubs8.jpg

"Yes dear", has kept me in the hobby a long time...

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Thanks again -------wish I had that nice driveshaft of yours  ----- mine is eerily pitted .... but with your help, it will be reborn.....

 

JPW

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