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'51 Engine color, etc

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  • '51 Engine color, etc

    Is everything on a '51 Commander's engine the Studebaker green except the valve covers and intake and exhaust manifolds?

    [img=left][/img=left]1951 Commander Starlight Coupe (aka "Stella")

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    The rocker covers, valley cover, oil pan, air filter, fan, fan pulley, crankshaft pulley, starter and generator should all be black.


    • #3
      The intake manifold should definitely be Olive Drab also, and all of the original ones I have seen were Green on the lifter cover and oil pan also.
      Maybe some were black, but it does not make much sense because they sprayed everything on the basic engine buildup before accessories at the same time, all the same color with very little masking only a rough mask on valve covers getting some green on them. Of course they purchased things like Dist, Coil, Gen, and Starter and they came from Delco painted semi-gloss Black. The air cleaner came from United Specialties or From painted Gloss Black.

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