A forum member posted this picture a few months back.
What color gray, and what color red, are these?
Aren't those the signature colors of Dan Treace, or am I mistaken?
I'll send Dan a PM; thanks, Jerry.
I'll wage a guess that those are Ford Tractor colors.
Purists will not like it for sure! It ain't original! But it looks very nice and to each his own. Good job.
And by the way they are close to or Ford tractor colors from 39-to maybe 64?
My Guess...Deck grey ....Marine brig red!
Wasn't that a Chrysler combination late 20's - early 30's ?
If it was Martynn Vowell's work ,it would have a purple head and silver painted head script and head bolts lol.
Here ya go, Bill. I asked BJ to paint it an industrial dove grey with fire-engine red accents. We put the red flourishes on the fans blades to remind me of an airplane propeller because I'm kind of retarded like that. Here's the paint he used:
Engine enamel with ceramic (whatever that means)
- New Ford grey part # DE 1611
- Red part # DE 1653
We put a couple coats of clear acrylic on there because I envision using a pressure washer on the engine someday and wondered if that finish might hold up better.
That's pretty much how the motor came to me so I blessed it for all time or until the next guy paints it, whichever occurs first.
(Message edited by jesselashcraft on September 07, 2017)
The new ford grey is what is commonly used by the WWII jeep hobby on the Ford assembled jeeps engine blocks. The Willys were OD green and the Fords were tractor grey with matte black oil filters, horns, generators, starters, etc.
I'm pulling the engine on the 27 depot hack and am leaning towards the grey block with matte black, instead of the red accessories. The valve inspection covers being a contrasting color is not something I had considered.
Until now. Also the head being a contrasting color is intriguing. To me, anyway.
Thank you, Jesse.
As mentioned by Rich Bingham, above, it does look a little like a 1928 Chrysler "Red Head."
As an old recip aircraft mechanic in the USAF I'd say you need some yellow on them prop tips!
They're Ohio State University colors!