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Engine Colors?

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So I know that certasinc ompanies paint their engines with X color, and then sometime the truck manufacturers will paint them up differently, and some give you the option, or let you go custom.

I remember a list a couple of weeks ago on here but can't find it. Diamond Reo should be Gold, right?

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The Cummins engine in the D/R should be Cummins Engine beige, a light tan color (Krylon Khaki is a good match) Only truck maker that I know of that painted their engines gold is Mack,the late 60s through the early 70's Hope that helps!.......................Mark

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Ok, I knew it was one of them, that did. Problem I've had with the Krylon paint is that it seems to etch the plastic rather severely.

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What about the engine color on a 70s coe Freightliner?

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From what I've gathered, there were only a few manufacturers that had engines painted other that OEM colors. Kenworth & Peterbilt used white & International used red. Yes, Mack engines were gold, but only the Mack engines & transmissions. Other manufacturer engine installed into Macks were OEM color (Cummins Beige, Caterpillar Yellow, or Detroit Diesel Alpine Green).

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Yes, Mack engines were gold, but only the Mack engines & transmissions. Other manufacturer engine installed into Macks were OEM color (Cummins Beige, Caterpillar Yellow, or Detroit Diesel Alpine Green).

Later model Macks, like the CH613 that P&P Resin Works offers, had green engines similar in color to Detroit's Alpine Green.

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Later model Macks, like the CH613 that P&P Resin Works offers, had green engines similar in color to Detroit's Alpine Green.

Green? I thought those were gray. Weren't the Mack gasoline (Thermodyne) engines green?

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Yeah, I am pretty sure the e7 and e9 etc. Were gray, don't recall any modern green motors.

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The early Magnadyne (gas) Mack engines were indeed green,the later (modern) Mack engines are gray (The E-7 in my CX is gray) Krylon "Smoke" gray is a good match,i use it for touch up on the actual engine. Personally,i have never had any problems with Krylon etching the plastic I kits,but may be the primer you're using?..........................Mark

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Maybe the diesel fumes all these years have gotten to the memory cells!! :lol::lol::lol:

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I'm in the same boat Matt. But oh well. Hazard of the job.

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Magnadyne-Gasoline=Green 1940's/50's

Themrodyne-Diesel-Gray,Dark Gray 1950's/60's

Maxidyne-Diesel=Mack Metallic Gold (Engine and trans.) 1960's/70's

E-Series-Diesel=Gray,Dark Gray1980's/90's

MP-Series (current) some are red/black,some are Mack Gray1990's/current

Macks vendor engines (IE: Cat,Cummins,Detroit) were installed in chassis in the color of the brand of particular maker,a Caterpillar engine is very rare in a Mack,but were installed........................................Mark

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Ok, so here's another question: what color would a Volvo engine be in a 2002 VN780? I know these also came with the Cummins ISX, which would be red.

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Jim,a friend of mine has a 2000 Volvo with a Volvo engine,it is almost the same color a DD Alpine green or what I would describe as "hospital green"...................................Mark

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Thanks. The Italeri Volvo VN780 doesn't have an engine per say, but I just needed to know what to paint that engine looking thing that's in between the frame rails.

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looking at my volvo the oil pan wantabe looks like a cummins pan so it would be red or black thats if it is a n14 cummins

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Here's a Volvo D-13,pretty close to DD green I think?...............................Mark

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older cummins 50s early 60s were cummins gold similar to old cat yellow. ford used blue for many years in their heavy and mediums.

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Yes Kenworth and Peterbilt had their engines painted white, Kenworth up to 1975 and Peterbilt up to 1984, but there are exceptions as you can find white engines after and manufacturers color before the said dates.

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I think Ford had engines from Caterpillar & Cummins painted Ford Blue in the 1970s.  Not sure about any Detroit Diesels, though.  

International Harvester had all of their engines painted IH red except for the V800 which was blue.

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