What is the paint code for a 1969 442 engine?
the paint code tells you what color the car was when it came from the factory.
The Oldsmobile 442 means (400 cubic inches-after '65) (four barrel carb) and (dual exhaust) if your car does not have these it is not a true 442. The 350 that year had only 160hp to 180hp but the 442 should have had the 455 and 270hp to 300hp. Are you sure your car is a 442? It may be a cutlass with a 442 paint job.
Olds never had an engine that displaced 442 cubic inches ( common mistake ) 442 was a model or option designation depending on year built engines available were 330/400/350/455/ Later on 307 General rule of thumb you gain about 2 cubic inches for every .10 over. Example 455 at .60 over would be about 467 to 468 cubic inch engine
The factory provided only 400 CID engines in the 1965 thru 1969 442's. The 1965 thru 1967 400 engine [block casting ID "B" (1965) or "E" (1966-67)]had a shorter stroke and forged crankshaft; it was basically a 425 with smaller pistons. The 1968-9 400 engine [block casting ID "G"] similarly shared the crankshaft with the 455 then available- a longer stroke- which means the '68-69 400 pistons were much, much smaller diameter, for a markedly…