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MG TD TF 1500 - color nr of engine

color nr of engine for td thanks
bp bertjens

I don't know what you mean by color number of the engine. The original engine color is a dark red. You can find many threads about this issue in the archives. Bud
Bud Krueger

Look at the color samples for "MG Maroon"

Jim B.
JA Benjamin

Back about 1984 I got a quart of "supposed" MG Engine Red.
It certainaly looks to be close
It was

Perhaps this will get you somewhere.

Jim B.
JA Benjamin

I used a 250CC can of Flexa 'Strak in de lak' Koraalrood hoogglans nr. 1033. I think that must be available in Belgium, too?

I sprayed two layers unprimered with my home compressor and it is holding up perfectly and apparently it is heat, oil and cooling fluid resistant.

This paint is also used by a Dutch mg specialist; he uses it on all his XPAG's.

Willem van der Veer

and another picture to show the different shades of red. The generator stay is red primer.

Willem van der Veer

I used Duplicolor Deep Canyon Red. After looking at it for a while, it's darker than I wanted,but it's too late and too much work to change it. PJ

Paul S Jennings

BP, if you take off the engine breather plate you just might find, as I did, the original, albeit faded & heat affected colour of the block. I used a colour that was sold by Phil Redhead, the then proprietor of Sportsparts here in Sydney, in 1969. I found it to be a great match. Bruce Smith (the new owner of Sportsparts) still sells this same formulae in small tins today in engine enamel. See pic. If you can't find the original colour elsewhere I can send you a swatch. Cheers
Peter TD 5801

P Hehir

This thread was discussed between 18/07/2014 and 19/07/2014

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