Forgive me if this isn't purely an "Early Jeep" topic, but it is research related to restoration... I'm ready to jump in and start rebuilding my "new to me" 1975 AMC 232 engine. And when I got it, I was surprised that it was not painted AMC blue, but it was red! Plenty of careful inspection shows no trace of blue anywhere beside the TorqueFlite 727 transmission. Puzzlement, no? Now, over the weekend, I ran into somebody who told me that the red engines were manufactured for sale in California and had extra/additional emissions gizmos installed. I gotta say that I cannot prove either statement, and that is why I am coming to you all. Anybody heard that California compliant engines were painted differently as a clear marker? Or that it has special non-standard emissions stuff on it? While I am not an overly religious person, would I be annoying some minor AMC deity somewhere if, when I get the engine block and head measured and machined, I have the shop repaint the block in correct AMC Blue? Thanks in advance!