Paint - Engine
chuckhk1941 12/17/99 9:37 pm
Anybody know what color the engine cyl. was painted? Also
color of oil pan. Gen I think is black,as is fan, & bottom
speedoo51 12/29/99 10:48 pm
A sort of mello yucki green, I think..For some reason I
think it was all green except for carb , distributor, starter...
Jim_Bollman 12/30/99 8:52 pm
The engine block was normally light gray on all the cast
iron 4 cyl blocks. It is common to high light the raised Crosley
letters in red. The Pre-War and some of the tin blocks were a
green color, not sure I would describe it as "mello yucki green".
I highly recommend ordering "Restoration Tips for Crosleys" (9
pages) from the club, I hope it is still in print since it wasn't
listed in the last few Quarterlies. It has evolved over the last
25 years or so to be fairly accurate on how things should be
restored. Last I remember it was around $2 plus postage. Check
with the club
fwitham 5/21/00 5:20 pm
48 Wagon - Is the original color of engine gray or
green?? THANKS in advance. SPARKY
Jim_Bollman 5/21/00 9:58 pm
The early Tin Block was a kind of olive green, by 48 I
believe they were just galvanized. The cast iron blocks were a
light gray or industrial gray, it is common to highlight the
raised Crosley in red.
bugger5913 - 5/06/2002
Kap - 5/09/2002
- Hey guys here's good one, the '48 wagon AKA "Merlin" has an
interesting set up, or will be when it is complete. In restoring or
rebuilding the engine, I have found no paint what so ever on the cast
block, however the oil pan is the tin engine green along with the
generator bracket and band, also found over spray on the bell housing.
- Here's the question, and I checked with another source and I'm
merely pooling more info, "Merlin" left the factory in March of 48 with
the tin engine installed, at some point later the CIBA block was
installed, when no one knows, I'm guessing some where around '49 to 51.
I was alternating back and forth on green or gray for the block, but my
source thought that if the block came out of the parts house that it
was never painted and that it was mounted the existing crankcase which
is numbered 36216. I thinking of setting it up as it appeared just
after the cobra/ciba conversion. If anyone has seen this set up or has
info, let me know.....
- If your block came from a replacement kit then the block
was not painted. If not it should be machinery gray with the raised
word "Crosley" painted Chinese red. Hope this helps, Kap