My engine is out to be overhauled. I am planning on painting it. Can anyone suggest as fact, fiction or fantasy wether the acessories (brackets, oil filler and water manifold) were/are/should be painted engine colour or black.
It is Canadian built 6-30B and the last time I had the engine out (30 years ago) I could not see any indication that the block had ever been painted. All the accessory items were black.

Any comments and or opinions will be considered and appreciated