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1 hour ago, Grant MacPherson said:

The ones I have seen that had the least wear and tear looked the same color as the carb, I tried to match that.

Yes! Same as the carb.

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Idk which one is correct but...

Big Reds is black 

My brother's 71 SS is black 

I purchased an NOS one, it's black 

And I just purchased another and it's black. 

Just saying. 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, willie said:

So how do we know if they are supposed to be black or cad???

I honestly think the answer is "both" (black OR cad).

My 38,000 mile, original SS had faded cad plating still on it and not a trace of black. Nothing was ever touched on that car. My buddy also has an untouched (needs restoration) 71 monte SS and the compressor has cad plating. 

Perhaps black is the more common color?

Jeff 1970 SS454

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I have a friend that has had his '70 SS for decades (2nd owner) and he is just as particular about keeping it original as the first owner was.  It has 53k miles and came from the factory with a gold tank on the compressor. 

I read here years ago that the factory installed tanks were gold and the over-the-counter ones were black.  If you have one that hasn't been restored, take the tank off and you'll see a little bit of the original color of coating inside.  I've had both.  The compressor with the gold tank below is an NOS compressor that I bought last winter.  It came with the wrong tank, so I had a correct gold tank recoated gold.  The black coating is black phospate and I had a couple of tanks recoated in California at Brakeboosters.com.  They also did the gold tank and alot of other parts on my car. 

Dan

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9 hours ago, overdrive said:

I have a friend that has had his '70 SS for decades (2nd owner) and he is just as particular about keeping it original as the first owner was.  It has 53k miles and came from the factory with a gold tank on the compressor. 

I read here years ago that the factory installed tanks were gold and the over-the-counter ones were black.  If you have one that hasn't been restored, take the tank off and you'll see a little bit of the original color of coating inside.  I've had both.  The compressor with the gold tank below is an NOS compressor that I bought last winter.  It came with the wrong tank, so I had a correct gold tank recoated gold.  The black coating is black phospate and I had a couple of tanks recoated in California at Brakeboosters.com.  They also did the gold tank and alot of other parts on my car. 

Dan

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Agreed! This makes the most sense!

My 38,000 SS was never touched and was faint worn gold, yet inside tank was still gold-ish! 

Jeff 1970 SS454 Black

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