The problem with black is that it makes oil leaks really hard to see. If mine wasn't black when I bought it I probably would have shot the engine Ford blue or something.black looks best on timing covers, on DOHC's at least IMO. Im blacking mine out and just painting the valve covers ford racing blue to make them pop. Doing a wire tuck and battery relocation. I've been busy prepping the bike for paint recently but I'll bring back my wire tuck thread once I get that done and start on the car. I've got all off season to get it done, not rushing it.