Air filter box colour!

Pilkie

Active Member
#1
All.
Eventually I will get round to detailing the engine and fittings in SXE back to the original colours!
Ive noticed on a few original S1 V8's and early S2V8's that the air filter box is a goldish colour rather than the more common black of the S2!
What paint colour have you used to replicate this when restoring your airbox!
Cheers
 

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arthuy

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#2
I thought it was silver but age, heat, oil and rust has discoloured them over the years.

Any pics in original brochures?

Colin
 

GRTV8

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#7
KiwiRover said:
I've always assumed silver. I used Hammerite aerosol on my TC bits and they looked great.
AL . Does that give the "stressed look " as per the original paint job or is it uniform . Hard to describe . I hope Ive explained myself well .I did mine a way back and have never been happy with the finish - always looked like an after thought paint job .
Gerald
 

Pilkie

Active Member
#11
That press pic also shows the elbows in black!
Ive only seen them silver/grey?
Maybe the original paint used was silver,and they found it reacted with heat and went goldish,so they changed to heat resistant black that didnt react!
 

testrider

Active Member
#14
rockdemon said:
i think the picture is dark
It is, you can see that the carb tower is the same colour as the elbows so I think engine/manifold grey for those and silver for the can.

Spotted a mistake in the drawing too - they have the transmission cooler lines plumbed into the oil filter.
 

colnerov

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#15
testrider said:
Spotted a mistake in the drawing too - they have the transmission cooler lines plumbed into the oil filter.
Hi, no it's just an optical delusion, they are just pointing down ready for the flexibles to go on.

I have a copy of the original poster and mine is lighter than the one above, filter is definitely silver.

Colin
 
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