Before I started to assemble the engine I painted the cylinders and also the sump got the paint treatment too. I figured I would go gloss black on these parts and although I am still not decided on engine tin color, I plan to do the case black so I mixed up some gloss black and sprayed these parts up.

Always give each part 3 good coats of paint if you want good coverage. Never use spray paint for items like these. It will flake and fall off. Single stage is the only way to go and it will last! After the paint was dried I smoothed off the raised ribs and polished them up for some nice contrast.

The rest of the parts for the 1800cc engine are all here and ready to go.