A forum member sent me these pictures back in March. I'm about to start painting my engine (on stand), and I believe I'd like to have a multi-colored engine.
Send pictures of your engine(s) to give me ideas, please.
Both are 26/27 engines. The war wagon is, what else, green. And the Depot Hack came with this orange/red engine. When we pull the engine to work on the mag, it will get repainted. Any color but this.
No pics at the moment but mine is gloss black. I had considered other colours but the can of Tremclad was sitting right there.
The nice thing about a non-black engine is you can easily see oil leaks. The downside is that you can easily see oil leaks.
Tim I like your engine color!
My Detroit Diesel green motor.
Im doing my speedster chassis including the engine in rustoleum almond, body in rustoleum sail blue. Accenting will be polished aluminum copper and brass. Sherman head (polished), brass zenith carb, polished aluminum intake, and polished aluminum side plates. It's a '27.
The tourabout chassis is going to be done in rustoleum smoke grey, body in red. Similar accents in brass, aluminum and copper. Frontenac head (polished cover), polished "H" winfield, aluminum supercharger, and polished block off side plates. It's a '12.
Late model Ford engine gray, and red accents of course!
And my black and aluminum motel.
Antique Ford Green.
Slime green...close to whatever we found.
I was expecting Martin's purple head to show up here.
Bill and Dan you must be Ohio State fans or alumni!
So, as not to disappoint Steve...
This is my engine before I did the rebuild.
This is my engine after the rebuild.
Years ago at a tractor show where I had brought my Shaw conversion, an older gentleman was telling me about a T he owned as a youngster. He told me he bought the car for $10 but the engine "was junk." He ordered a rebuilt T engine from Sears & Roebuck and his Dad helped him install it. He mentioned that the rebuilt engine also dressed the car up because "it was painted red and looked sporty." A few years later, I was restoring a T doodlebug that supposedly had a rebuilt engine dropped in it during the late 30s. As I was cleaning up the engine, under the various layers of grease and dirt, I discovered red paint as the base coat on the engine and transmission. That was the only red paint I found anywhere on the tractor. I thought back to the story the old guy at the show told me and began to think the story about a rebuild in this tractor might actually be true. Does anyone know what color a Sears or Montgomery Ward-rebuilt T engine was painted before being shipped?
These are great; keep 'em coming!
To each his own. I prefer black.
Hi Bill - That's more or less how it came to me so I blessed it.
I have it on good authority that someone painted their engine John Deere green and yellow. I'd love to get a look at that.
Black & Red. It came this way. I don't know if I'll change it. It depends on what it takes to get it running. No, the horn is not ziptied to the water pump any more.
JESSE,I like your t,I bet it perrrrrs just fine too.greg.
Ron - I don't know about Montgomery Wards, but I can tell you that back in the '50's - '60's, most of Sears Roebuck's automotive products went by the name "Allstate", and the color was a kind of medium blue, including a Sears Roebuck Allstate rebuilt Model A Ford "short block that I bought from them when I was a high-school kid with a Model A in the '50's.
Harold - thanks for that information! Makes sense.
Is rust a color?
Dennis - why yes, it is!