Wing Nuts for valve covers,1912 engine

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By roy palmer on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 12:26 am:

Should the wing nuts for the valve covers on a 1912 engine be painted black or left natural?








Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 12:58 am:

These look like they are painted.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Richard Bennett on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 06:34 am:

Roy, if you paint one of them you have it covered!

Just trying to be helpful!!!!

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By roy palmer on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 10:57 am:

I was looking for an answer as to what is correct for judging. thanks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R.V. Anderson on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 11:16 am:

Probably they were "raven finished", a kind of black oxide process, although this wasn't widely used this early on.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 11:29 am:

Checked the 6th Edition of the MTFCI Judging, and part 700 400C stated 'wing nuts on valve cover doors', but no spec for finish.

Years ago found these wing nuts in some early NOS parts, so guessed these were original valve cover nuts.

Have them on the '27 touring



When I got these, no finish on them.



Shape is a bit different than the repro, but seem to be a nice flare for early cars.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 01:52 pm:

Roy-
I painted mine with the same aluminum paint that I used on the valve covers, and the transmission inspection cover.

However, I seem to recall reading somewhere that the hex nut was used to hold the valve cover on starting in either late December, 1911 or January, 1912, maybe around s/n 100,000 (?) so depending on your era of 1912, they may not have been used.

-Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Cascisa - Poulsbo, Washington on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 10:02 am:

My '16 came with wing nuts. Don't know how they got there. They are now painted incorrect Red to match the incorrectly painted Red Engine :-) :-).

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