Haven't heard from you for a while, for sure...
My engine is metallic gold (BMH Gold Seal rebuild, supposedly) with a maroon
rocker cover, which would probably look hideous if it weren't for the oil
camouflage. As it is, I don't think anyone has ever noticed it's not all
For the record, the maroon rocker cover is off the old motor because the
British Motorsports staff beat me to the aluminum rocker cover off the donor
vehicle. And the headers, and the DCOEs...
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires
on 4/27/07 10:52 AM, COX, DENNIS at email@example.com wrote:
> Let's see if this works...
> I haven't been on the list for a couple of years now. I think the spam
> filter at work here is filtering most of the lists incoming messages.
> I think maroon is the best color. But it seems the Moss paint, which
> looks so gorgeous when you first paint something doesn't age well. It
> fades to an almost brown looking color and heaven forbid if you get
> coolant on it. I haven't found a color that's close to it. Right now
> I'm refreshing my engine and painted it red. I used OSH's Rustolium
> industrial enamel "regal red". It's a darker red but no where close to
> maroon. Out here in Calif paint is becoming heavily regulated. Brands
> like Aeroview and Krylon are disappearing. Now it seems all the auto
> parts stores around only sell Duplicolor. And the selection is limited.
> And in the near future they will only be selling water based paints.
> I'm not much of a purest so I'd even paint an engine Ford Blue if I
> thought it looked good.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Max Heim
> Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 1:43 PM
> To: MG List
> Subject: Re: [MGS] ENGINE COLOR
> I think "oil-covered" would be the most authentic finish...
> on 4/26/07 6:49 AM, Paul Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> Hello, looking for a consensus, putting in 1970 full rebuilt engine
>> in my 74 bgt. the engine should be painted
>> maroon, 1974 cars had black engines . paint the engine the color for
>> the engine or color for the car?? I know this is an stupid ?. thanks
>> for the inpuit.