What is the original color for a 1925 engine?
The books tell you that it is black... But the original engine in my 1925 coupe (made in November of 1924) which has been in my family since 1948 is brewster green.
You really shouldn't give misleading information James. Are you assuming no one painted your engine in the 23 years prior to your family ownership? It's documented fact that the engines were black until late 1926 calendar year. The green was used on the 1927 engines only.
Rodrigo - The 1925 engines were black.
I'll bet that engine was painted sometime before 1948. The "paint" originally used on the engines before the improved car years was a black "Gilsonite wash" which apparently lasted slightly longer than it took to drive the car home from the dealer's. I expect a lot of engines received a coat of real paint later on, and not necessarily black. I use satin finish black Rustoleum on mine.
The Ford Green engine color (aerosol, supplied by Snyders) on the engine in my '26 coupe, which was manufactured in March, 1926, is, no doubt wrong, but I prefer it over the black, which is probably what it should be. Jim Patrick
The engines were the same color as the rest of the car.. BLACK. Engine Black continued through the end of the Model "T" production. There is lots of info on this from the Ford records.
Any color you wish, as long as it's black
I think the thinned down 'wash' paint
Ford used on the engines was used to keep the engines from rusting and that's about it.
They looked decent for a while but a country 'T' didn't stay pretty very long.
Rustoleum satin black is a good as it gets! Two rattle cans will do the whole thing.
In the photo of my engine above, the exhaust manifold is painted with black satin manifold paint from Eastman (also available in silver). After properly curing as per the instructions it is able to withstand a temperature of 1500 degrees. This may give you the satin black wash color and heat protection you are seeking. I know my manifold still looks the same as the photo after many hundreds of driving miles and as you know, is the hottest part of the engine. Jim Patrick
I just rub the motor down with stove black.
It does not look black on this image... what do you say?
That one is bare metal--No color. Probably a chassis only vehicle for export or a staged photo. There's no other chassis on the line or in the reflection off the glass. It is a high-hood chassis and the white tires make me think this is not a USA factory line.
Yeah, that's a staged photo for the 10 Millionth. The caption for the photo reads "1924 Ford Model T 10-millionth car getting hub ca" (sic). There's no telling what special attention it got after that picture. It not something I would use as factual.
Can you tell me where you can get some stove black? Thanks