engine paint color

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engine paint color

Post by old arkie » Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:13 pm

what color were the early cj2's I have s block that ai believe is the early one and there is a medium to dark blue on the block but the head is from a willy MB or so I have been told... So were the mb willys blue or OD or gray???? help me with this if you know thanks email oldarkie85@gmail.com

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Re: engine paint color

Post by Bruce W » Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:22 pm

I’m not sure about the CJ2’s, maybe Fred can help, but I expect the MB Agrijeep had OD engines, and the CJ2-A’s got black engines on the assembly line. Replacement engines (NOT rebuilt) were red.
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Re: engine paint color

Post by dpcd67 » Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:42 pm

Assume you mean a true, CJ2 and not a CJ2A. What is the number on the water pump boss? Does it have the serial number pad on the right side?
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Re: engine paint color

Post by Steve Webb » Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:08 pm

Going way back on this topic but black from factory

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