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    Lycoming engine colours!!!

    Can anyone please put a definitive colour name/code to this blue/grey that my new O235-C2C is painted with?!! Weíve finished the tear down and now on the build up stages and thereís some areas I want to repaint

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    Funny story-- I had the Continental C145 from my old C170 overhauled at an engine shop in Oroville WA named Flying Colors Aviation.
    Owner Jessie Clark's thing, along with a "custom built for..." placard on the overhauled engine's case,
    was painting your engine "any color you want".
    When he asked me what color I wanted it, I told him continental gold.
    He didn't like that, did his best to talk me into some other color but I stuck to my choice.

    My next airplane was a C150/150TD,
    the guy I bought it from got it (wrecked) from the old salvage outfit at Omak.
    He rebuilt the airframe, then overhauled the 320E2A & painted it blue & red to match the paint job he did on the fuselage.
    Even the carburetor was painted!
    I would have much preferred just good old Lycoming gray.

    I'm probably looking at overhauling my 470 before too many more years--
    when I do, it'll be continental gold all the way!
    Cessna Skywagon-- accept no substitute!
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    Well, gold is the colour of money.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Thanks Steve, Iíve ordered a couple of cans, fingers crossed itís the one


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    Quote Originally Posted by Philly5G View Post
    Thanks Steve, Iíve ordered a couple of cans, fingers crossed itís the one


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    The ring gear I bought for the C2C obviously is Lycoming Grey as a short test spray proved, but the rest of the engine sadly isnít:

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    Iíll try to get a blue/grey match mixed up


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    The owner of the last Super Cub I rebuilt masked the engine and painted it. He had a funny expletive about what a pain it was.
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    I leave Continentals unpainted, the gold anodized case looks good and cools better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    The owner of the last Super Cub I rebuilt masked the engine and painted it. He had a funny expletive about what a pain it was.
    Iím just brush touching in a few scratches and spraying the drive gear and the new vacuum pump blanking plate, so hopefully not TOO many funny expletives required


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    Just to be safe, prepare a few expletives and keep them at the ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wireweinie View Post
    Just to be safe, prepare a few expletives and keep them at the ready.

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    Ha ha ha!!!!!!! and spooky timing Web!!!! I work in software engineering and literally just testing some website automated response (ro)bot stuff right now. One of the logic branches happens when a user enters an expletive and there's a collection of well known expletives that the code checks against. As I don't really want to enter any of these, even in testing, I've just added an expletive to the collection "politeExpletive" and I may well use this one when painting!!!

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    Is there a list we can download? lol

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    I suspect we all know the ones in this particular collection

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    Before you go custom mixed, try a can of Kubota engine enamel.
    What's a go-around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywalker View Post
    Before you go custom mixed, try a can of Kubota engine enamel.
    Thanks Skywalker! Which of the Kubota colours do you think is closest? https://www.google.com/search?q=kubo...PVYvuqCb--MJM:


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    Colors can vary with each computer display, I just thought your first set of pictures looked like a Kubota engine. I haven't seen the color you need in person, and its hard to match any grey without a piece of the engine in your hand at the store. There seem to be infinite variations on the somewhat lighter battleship grey, for instance. I know Kubota orange changed early 90's but I think the engine blue grey is the same. Any Kubota dealers around you?
    What's a go-around?

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    Watch the first video in your google search. Part no 70000-00197 looks close, maybe a bit light. He mentions the 2 oranges, but just one grey.
    What's a go-around?

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