I didn't like the "chrome" paint (it sprayed out fairly dull silver), and I personally HATE orange engines. I really wanted to paint it Ford Racing Blue, but it is a 454 and I'm thinking of selling it, and I think a Ford Blue Chevy engine might dissuade buyers. So for now, it remains gloss black.
Still need to get glass, and probably clean up the pistons a little more. So far I'm only $20 into it (spray paint), and a similar one is listed on the local CL for $500. I bet I could turn a handy little profit on it. I'll probably keep it around for awhile though.