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FACTORY MARKING REPRODUCTION
ON A FOX 6 CYLINDER ENGINE
So you painted your engine and now the factory markings are gone.
Here is how to get them back (or a close facsimile).
If you remember what the markings were,
use those, if not make them up!
I took pictures of mine before I painted it so I could reproduce them.
I have looked at several pictures of 6 cylinder engines
and the stampings are never the same.
On the valve cover, they are upside down, or not, the "OK"
is there or not, the set is sideways or angled on the cover.








The same with the engine hoist bracket, sideways,
"OK" or not, different positions, high or low.







 


On the air cleaner I have seen the markings facing up
or down, high or low on the snorkle, even 2 of the same.
How you want it to look is up to you.
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Buying rubber stamps to do this is not very cost effective.
If you work at a place that marks things with rubber stamps,
see if you can borrow the ones you need.
Or, you could rent them for free from me. Send me a e-mail for details.

Here is how I did mine.

Clean the surfaces with something to remove the grease, wax, and dirt.
I used Prep-All.
Position the characters you want on your stamper.
My stamper is a little piece of wood, with
sticky tack on it to hold the characters.
The size of these big ones for the valve cover and
the engine hoist bracket are 1/2".









Ink your stamper. Don't press too hard or you will over ink.
Paint will work, but this was easier.
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Position the stamper on valve cover and push down in the center.
Be careful not to let it slide and smear. If you do, just wipe it off and try again.









If you are going to put "OK" on the valve cover make sure you leave enough room.
I used a number "0" sticky tacked on the edge of my stamper for the O in "OK".
And I made the "K" myself. It would have cost over $15 just for that one letter.
I have seen valve covers with "RO" on them. If you want that, you are on your own.
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