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Engine colors for 1956 Senior
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John Wallis
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Hi Folks,

I'm detailing and painting a 1956 374 engine and am looking for any photos or details of the correct component colors. I have the bronze paint from Hirsch, and as far as I know, pretty much everything is bronze except the fan, fan pulley "cone", and oil filter housing (all black).

I'm not sure about the oil filler tube, dipstick tube, road draft tube and main crankshaft pulley. Any links to a correctly painted engine would be helpful.

TIA

Posted on: 2009/11/12 19:23
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Re: Engine colors for 1956 Senior
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BigKev
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Buy the engine judging guide from PI. It describes what everything under the hood should be painted and/finished in. The problem with pictures is that you are assuming that person painted their engine correctly!

Posted on: 2009/11/12 20:24
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Re: Engine colors for 1956 Senior
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Randy Berger
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All the parts you are not sure of are also bronze, but Kev is right when he says get the PI book. It will help you in many ways.

Posted on: 2009/11/12 20:41
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Re: Engine colors for 1956 Senior
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John Wallis
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Hi Kev & Randy,

Thanks for the reply. I went to the PI website but didn't see the option to buy the guide you mentioned.

Kev.... I checked the photos of '56's here on your site and see a few variations on colors used, mainly on the fan pulley and the oil filler tube...some are black, some are bronze.

I'll see if I can order the PI guide.

thanks again,

John

Posted on: 2009/11/12 21:29
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Re: Engine colors for 1956 Senior
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PI doesnt have ordering via their website. You just need to call the office during business hours to order it and they will get it right out to you. It's a very handy resource.

Posted on: 2009/11/12 21:38
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Re: Engine colors for 1956 Senior
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John Wallis
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Thanks Kev, I'll give them a call.

Posted on: 2009/11/13 12:22
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