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jgasper310 
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Message posted February 12th, 2012 02:44:56 PM
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Can anyone help with an engine paint color code for a 1929-1930 Buick engine? I am a member of the CT fire truck museum and we are trying to paint a Buick engine in a 1931 GMC fire truck. GMC built 400 custom fire truck chassis during 1929-1930 for American La France. Ours was pulled from the lot in 1931 and since GMC had problems with there engines, they used Buick Master 6's. The paint is still on the engine and appears to be a very dark green color. We want to paint it original this spring for the coming season.

Thanks,
- John


Post #1 of 2 | From: Bloomfield, CT  USA | Registered: February 2012| Network: 75.5.203.xxx
herb 
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Message posted February 29th, 2012 02:35:08 PM
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hi; from the judges hand book for the buick club of america. The engine color for the engines from 1922 to 1930 was olive brown to olive greenshades. The valve cover,spark plug cover,fan and water return tube were black. The push rod covers,water jacket covers and pan were painted engine color. Also the starter and generator were black.
Bobs autmobilia in Ca. has the correct engine enamel. His web site is www.bobsautomobilia.com These colors are for buick auto engines, I think that buick would have used the same on the truck engines.
I hope this is some help. Herb


Post #8 of 9 | From: alma, MI  USA | Registered: April 2003| Network: 50.33.211.xxx
jgasper310 
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Message posted March 8th, 2012 06:04:10 PM
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Thanks very much for the help Herb! We appreciate any info on this as were climbing out of the dark on something like this. We also have a problem with the fuel pump rod...we don't have one. We want to go back to the original pump, bought one that was rebuilt and found out we need a "Rod, Fuel Pump Operating" Part#214992 according to the book. Any help on this? Resource that might have one? We were told this was only used on 1-2 years of engines 1929-30. We would be good with dimensions too, we can make up a new one and have it hardened to correct Rockwell.

Thanks,
John, CT Fire Museum


Post #2 of 2 | From: Bloomfield, CT  USA | Registered: February 2012| Network: 71.234.237.xxx
herb 
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Message posted March 9th, 2012 12:49:43 PM
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John I would suggest that you either check the buick forum at aaca.org or the yahoo group for 1927 buick. these two groups have helped me in the past. the 1927 buick group on yahoo is a very helpful group .On The aaca forum scroll down to the prewar group under the buick club. I hope this helps. The members of these groups are from all over and have access to information and parts that I don,t have.
Herb in Michigan


Post #9 of 9 | From: alma, MI  USA | Registered: April 2003| Network: 50.42.153.xxx
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