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    does any one know the correct color ,or color code for the 1949 champion engine?need this asap
    Thanks

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    Remember the old Bell Telephone green? All of old Ma Bell's service vehicles were painted this olive green. It's a dead-on match. A darkish, glossy olive green color.

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    • #3
      Which is a nice color for an engine, as is black. Oil leaks don't show up as much.

      nate

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      • #4
        That green color was chosen for exactly that reason. The OE oil color was about that color and leaks didn't show that much (ergo: Less warranty claims)
        Jeff[8D]



        quote:Originally posted by N8N

        Which is a nice color for an engine, as is black. Oil leaks don't show up as much.

        nate

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        • #5
          I know that at least one of the main Stude parts vendors, studebakerparts.com, carries all the colors of engine paint, including the color you need. I'm sure they can ship some out to you real fast. Just go to the link above, and type "engine paint" in the search box in the upper right.

          And here is the link to StudebakerVendors.com, as they have every major vendor's link on their main page.

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          • #6
            It used to be called 30 weight oil green. As Jeff/deepnhock stated, that is the reason the color was chosen - it matched the color of the oil used at that time. I have found the green engine paint sold for Packards to be a good match.
            Gary L.
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            • #7
              This is a new reponse to a month old thread.
              , but the engine paint after WW2 was from a zillion gallons of olive drab military
              paint left over at Studebaker from Weasel production. It had nothing to do with oil color.

              Satarlightchamp
              The 1950 Champion Starlight
              Santa Barbara
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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by starlightchamp

                This is a new reponse to a month old thread.
                , but the engine paint after WW2 was from a zillion gallons of olive drab military
                paint left over at Studebaker from Weasel production. It had nothing to do with oil color.

                Satarlightchamp
                I think that just may be urban legend. The engine paint is pretty glossy, but the WWII olive drab was a flat paint, very flat, and it takes and shows stains like crazy. I painted my Weasel with flat OD, and it's impossible to keep clean. Semi-gloss OD came into use in the post-WWII era, but it's not the same color as Studebaker Green engine enamel. For that matter, the flat OD isn't the same color, either.

                Now maybe Studebaker blended their leftover flat OD with some gloss black to get the engine paint, but OTOH, maybe that flat OD didn't BELONG to them. Could have been they were just authorized to hang the government's paint on the vehicles they were building for Uncle Sam.

                Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
                Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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