Colors of engine compartment components

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Scott in NM
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Colors of engine compartment components

Post by Scott in NM » Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:53 pm

I've not seen any listing for the color of the engine compartment components (engine, air cleaner, radiator, distributor, etc). Looked through the Reference Guide with no luck. Engine being rebuilt and repainted, may as well as get the rest. Thanks.

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Re: Colors of engine compartment components

Post by Ken Perkins » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:47 am

here's a list:


PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:48 am Post subject: Reply with quote
Send Ryan an email. He has a list he developed for the M38 engine compartment. The list on Scott's M38A1 web site is garnered from the many Mjeeps & G503 posts on the topic. Here's a copy of that list:

Note: Ryan's list calls for semi-gloss black where Scott has listed simply black.
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Scott's List for the M38A1 from www.m38a1.com site.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT MARKINGS
A lot of people inquire about how the engine compartment should be painted. I haven't been able to pin that information down in print at this time. HOWEVER, the following has been obtained from a lot of heated discussions on the mil-veh@skylee.com site. If anyone can provide a documented copy of what these are supposed to be, please send one to me!

Engine Block Olive Drab
Engine Head Olive Drab
Top Valve Cover Black "Hurricane Four" decal
Engine Lift Hook Olive Drab
Water Pump Olive Drab
Water Pump Pulleys Olive Drab
Radiator Black
Radiator Shroud Olive Drab (Ryan's list said semi-gloss black.)
Fan Blades Olive Drab
Oil Filter Canister Black w/Decal
Oil Filter Bracket Black
Oil Filler Neck Olive Drab
Air Filter Canister Black
Air Filter Bracket Black
Air Filter Intake Olive Drab w/Decal
Generator Black
Generator Bracket Black
Voltage Regulator Box Black
Starter Black



Here is one of Ryan's posts from way back:

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Maybe someday we will be able to get some factory info on this as it has come up often. There are differing opinions and I am not sure what the general consensus is.

While I am no expert here is what I have found and have discussed with others:

OD:
engine, accelerator pedal bracket, bell housing, transmission/transfer case, axles, fenders, firewall, hood, oil dipstick tube, intake manifold, pulleys (except generator), battery box, frame, air intake crossover tube, headlight buckets, grill, air cleaner precleaner cap. Horn also, but have heard it might have been black.

Black:
starter, generator, voltage regulator (with red lettering), air cleaner (with yellow lettering), starter, fan blade, radiator and support rods, oil filter and bracket, horn bracket

Flat yellow oxide:
Steering box and brake master cylinder

Natural finish:
fuel/vacuum pump, carburator, bolts and oil dipstick (cad, zinc), exhaust manifold

Copper plated:
fuel lines, brake lines, vent lines
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Re: Colors of engine compartment components

Post by Scott in NM » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:59 pm

Thanks Ken. Very informative.

Scott


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