December 31, 2018 at 1:50 pm #63545
I’m in the middle of restoring my ’61 Anglia.
The engine is out and before I put it back in the car I would like to sray it in the original factory colour.
Can anyone tell me what the factory colour for GB Fords was?January 27, 2019 at 5:55 pm #63775
I think blue, same as used for Ford tractors. I don’t know the colour code.January 28, 2019 at 11:54 pm #63779
My ’67 Anglia , there are traces of black paint on the sump & rocker cover (from the factory), but the block there is no discernable paint .January 29, 2019 at 8:02 am #63780
107E castings were a dark green (I think Small Ford Spares sell it) with the sheet metal parts black. I would have thought that this applied to the Anglia too.January 30, 2019 at 6:58 am #63785
I have seen green, black and grey on 105E engines and boxes, I reckon it could have something to do with where it was built, and maybe when. The grey is a Dove Grey used on Fergie tractors. To be honest I would paint the block either green or grey, would give you half a chance finding a leak.January 31, 2019 at 4:29 am #63791
Blue was Fords exchange engines, seen a few of those and my Dad had one in his Corsair. I’ve had several original Anglia cars/vans but there doesn’t appear to be any rhyme or reason to what colour came from where. Dark green or black are the usual engine block/head colours. Never seen an original car with grey. Come across several that have had Uniparts Gold Seal exchange engines, painted gold obviously. Once had a NOS complete crate 997 cc engine and that was all black. Nearly all gearboxes seem to be the dark green though.January 31, 2019 at 6:47 pm #63796
Thanks all for the responses.
I think there is no clear answer to my question.
As there were traces of black on the engine I decided to have it sprayed black.
I will open a topic soon to keep you all posted on the restoration.April 12, 2019 at 8:35 pm #64173
Good idea. Nobody can argue with that. You can any colour you like as long as it is black. LOL. If some pedant says “ooh thats the wrong colour” then they can tell you what the correct colour is, and you can share it with the rest of us. Happy days all round.
If it helps any, my first two 105e engines were both black until I sprayed one silver with a red ford logo on it. No it doesn’t help does it. I had a blue cortina engine that was blue, but all my others since have been a vague rusty colour with no paint left.
W:>)May 10, 2019 at 12:01 pm #64370
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