Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

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Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

Postby splitscreen » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:52 pm

Should the ancillaries on the engine of a 1971 Traveller which has the block pained in black be the same?

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Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

Postby mogbob » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:28 pm

A question to be put on the Concours Forum section for the " correct " answer. I've always understood that BMC Green was the colour for the engine block , much like a model T Ford was available in black or any colour so long as it was black. The usual suppliers opt for BMC Green.

As for ancillaries Radiator black , wiper motor black , air filter black , coil and dynamo ( if not with an Alternator ) coil either metal left unpainted or black , dynamo typically black.

I await the Concours experts to shoot me down on detail but then I'm in the " it's your car , paint it how you want it " school. Enjoy the car and safe motoring.
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Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

Postby splitscreen » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:54 pm

Thanks for the response Bob. I thought late Travellers like mine had their engines pained black rather than green.

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Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

Postby cococola » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:47 pm

My 1969 Traveller engine is green with black ancillaries.
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Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

Postby Dean » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:34 pm

1098 in the Mini was indeed painted black, so quite possibly was in the late travellers.
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Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

Postby splitscreen » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:44 pm

cococola wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:47 pm
My 1969 Traveller engine is green with black ancillaries.
I think it was Travellers built around 1971/72 that had black engines.

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Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

Postby cococola » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:41 pm

That's really interesting and something that I never knew.
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Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

Postby cococola » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:41 pm

That's really interesting and something that I never knew.
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Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

Postby ManyMinors » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:36 pm

The last Travellers, vans & pick-ups definitely had black painted engines.

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Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

Postby splitscreen » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:02 pm

ManyMinors wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:36 pm
The last Travellers, vans & pick-ups definitely had black painted engines.

My Traveller was registered in August 1971 and what paint is left on the block is black as is the rocker cover and sump.

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Re: Correct colour for engine ancillaries?

Postby ManyMinors » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:49 pm

Traveller production stopped in April 1971 from memory. The last cars produced had the black engines and quite a few late Travellers remained unsold so were registered later. They were of course a very old fashioned car by 1971 when compared with the Ford Escort and Vauxhall Viva Estate cars as well as Austin/Morrises own 1300 Estate. New car buyers tend to prefer something up to date :wink: . I bought my own first Traveller at around that time and there were lots for sale secondhand, very cheaply and in quite poor condition.


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