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  • Engine: 1950s Studebaker V8 blue/green/turquoise engine paint??

    In what V8 cars/trucks in what years was the blue/green paint with black painted tin and brackets OEM?

    Anyone have a good photo showing what was what colors?

    Does anyone know the Parts Manual terminology for the paint color used on those engines?

    Do any of our fine suppliers stock this paint in spray cans?

    jack vines
    PackardV8

  • #2
    SI catalog page 171. Not cheap.
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    Claude Chmielewski
    Studeski
    http://www.studeski.com
    Fillmore, Wisconsin
    47 M-16 Truck
    53 Commander Regal HT
    53 2R5
    60 Lark VIII Convertible
    60 5E7 Champ pickup
    62 5E7 Champ no box
    62 GT Hawk 4 speed
    63 Lark VI parts car
    63 GT Hawk R2 4 speed
    64 Commander Wagonaire
    64 Daytona Convertible
    50 Champion Regal (parts car)
    36 Dictator
    36 Dictator in pieces

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    • #3
      Last edited by PackardV8; 02-11-2014, 10:50 AM.
      PackardV8

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      • #4
        I always used Army Green for the 53-54's.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Alan View Post
          I always used Army Green for the 53-54's.
          I always used Packard engine green for 1953-54s. It should be the color of the old style 30 wt. motor oil.
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #6
            Army OD green used to be really cheap and easy to find. Now, most of their vehicles have gone to desert sand and the OD is getting rare.

            This build may wind up being Buick green, as that's about a combination of the Stude green, blue and turquoise.

            jack vines
            PackardV8

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            • #7
              Hi Jack. Paul M. here.

              I know the engine will have an aluminum intake and that would show well with something like black engine paint, I just don't want to paint the engine like so many other engines are painted - red, black or blue. That Stude engine will stand out because you did such a fantastic job of building it. I thought the Buick blue-green was pretty close to something like original but if you can locate the proper shade of green, I'd be ok with that.

              Having said that, I'm curious to hear what you would have painted it. I know, my money, my choice, but I was curious to hear what you thought.

              Paul M.
              Best regards,

              Paul

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              • #8
                Paul, the owner of said Vehicle I presume, the problem here is nobody said what YEAR the Car actually is.

                '51-'54 Olive Green, '55 Blue, '56-'57 Turquoise Green (similar to Old Ford Green), '58 to '61 Aluminum Silver, '62 to '66 Black.

                It makes no difference what C.I.D. is INSIDE of it, make it what is acceptable for that year, if it goes OK with the Engine Compartment/Body Color and YOU like it!

                An Aluminum Intake looks good with ANY Color, but IMHO, Best with
                RED.
                Last edited by StudeRich; 02-12-2014, 10:01 PM.
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                • #9
                  1955 blue is a very dark blue with no hint of green in it. Silver valve covers for the Commander and gold for the President.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hallabutt View Post
                    1955 blue is a very dark blue with no hint of green in it. Silver valve covers for the Commander and gold for the President.
                    err, Here is a bit of the original 1955 'Alberta Blue' paint on this DG transmission.
                    Attached Files

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                    • #11
                      Yes that is correct, Alberta Blue does have a bit of Aqua Green tint to the BLUE.
                      StudeRich
                      Second Generation Stude Driver,
                      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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