For AD trucks:
Cadmium plating is correct on the fasteners.
Bell housing and its tin cover and pans are engine color, painted while
attached to engine.
Water pump is natural cast iron, but pulley and fan are black.
Judges generally know less than they think about your year. If you want real
authenticity, join the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America.
> 1) Which is preferable to a judge and also to preserve and restore...
> individually primering and painting every nut, bolt and washer painted in
> its natural color, or zinc plating? I have all the small parts bead blasted
> and can go either way. I have done some primering and painting of the small
> parts, but not enough where I could change course. I DO feel very strongly
> about preserving these small parts in some way.
> 2) There are certain parts that are confusing as far as color scheme.. for
> example, the bell housing is painted with cast iron color (cast blast) but
> the small access plate on the bell housing was made out of sheet metal so
> wouldnt it be colored natural sheet metal color (same question for the bell
> housing cover)? Also, the water pump is cast iron color (or is it the
> gray) but the water pump pulley.. shouldnt that be black?
> The last question is I have to wonder since I have never been to a antique
> car show in competition is exactly how much does the judge know? I am sure
> they are experts, but maybe not on particular models. Maybe these intricate
> details are not all that important? Would be awful nice to be able to speak
> with a judge. I know that I have seen the results of some of the smaller
> shows where the public judges and what I have seen is very unfair.. the guy
> with the fulton visors, spotlight, huge whitewalls, chrome all over the
> place gets the win. Authenticity is what I am going for but I already know
> that will be marked down in some competitions. Anyone knowing this info
> please respond.
> Thanks again!
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