Engine Color

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Engine Color

Postby 2001f4s » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:56 am

Forgive me if there is already a thread on this subject. A search did not reveal anything.
I have a 1949 4A. Can someone assist with the color of the engine block, valve cover, manifolds, etc.

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Re: Engine Color

Postby Don Adams » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:44 pm

on my 1951 4ad everything not electrical or fuel was painted orange and then dropped in the chassis

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Re: Engine Color

Postby Phillip » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:52 am

The engine block, head, gearbox, etc, were painted what can only be described as "primer brown"
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Re: Engine Color

Postby tvdwerf » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:11 am

Is this the possible color?
This gearbox was not in use since 1968, so it is not far from the production in 1950...
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Re: Engine Color

Postby mikeyr » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:57 pm

yes, I have seen many that color and pretty sure its right. Ugly but right.
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Re: Engine Color

Postby Phillip » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:36 pm

Yes! That is the original colour for Roadster engines - 1074cc and 1500cc!

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Re: Engine Color

Postby 2001f4s » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:30 am

Thank you all. I was assuming it was red from the left over paint, but I now understand it is orange. I will move forward with what looks to be MOPAR orange.

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Re: Engine Color

Postby Phillip » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:46 pm

I'm not an American Car Guy, but if Mopar Orange looks just like light brown primer, then that's it!
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