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1955 F100 Engine Colors

I am wanting to paint my original engine the original colors. I found online where it says it was originally Yellow and Argent. I can see the yellow color under all the grout but I am not sure what the Argent should look like or what shade of yellow to get to paint it does anyone have any pictures they can share
 
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First of all welcome to FTE, the best Ford Truck forum out there.

Second, you have to show us pictures of your truck.

Third, Yes the 55 239 Y-block and also the 6 cylinder were painted yellow. The Valve covers were argent (silver). The other things like air cleaner, generator, starter were black. The tranny was the engine color.

I will be able to show some pics later when I am at my PC.
 
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First of all welcome to FTE, the best Ford Truck forum out there.

Second, you have to show us pictures of your truck.

Third, Yes the 55 239 Y-block and also the 6 cylinder were painted yellow. The Valve covers were argent (silver). The other things like air cleaner, generator, starter were black. The tranny was the engine color.

I will be able to show some pics later when I am at my PC.

edit: sorry for the double post. I got impatient waiting for it to post!!
 
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Here are some pics of engines:
1954 V-8

54 6:

55 original unrestored from a low mileage firetruck

1956
 
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Here are some pics of engines:
1954 V-8

54 6:

55 original unrestored from a low mileage firetruck

1956
 
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OK, I will try not to double post this one!!

I scanned one of my 55 Ford Truck Dealer catalogs showing the 239 engine:



As a side note, the 152HP Cargo King and the 170HP Cargo King were painted red. The 256HP Power King was yellow like the 239.
 
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Wow = after seeing Abe's post of those great looking engines and bays I am ashamed that anyone might see mine. I have a lot of work to do to be more work to do to be presentable with my original 223 six. Bruce
 
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Bruce, don't feel too bad about your engine. Here is a pic of mine, dirty, oily, painted blue... if you look closely you can see some of the original red showing through.

 
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Thanks alot!!!

These pics help me out a lot. I will post some pics. I have another question. My data tag has an X for paint color which from everything I have read indicates Regatta Blue. Although it wasn't a truck paint color for 1955 it could be special ordered. My fire wall is blue. But doesn't look like the REGATTA blue on the Ford paint pallets. However the color of 1955 regatta blue cars. I believe its the fairlane that color was meant for seems identical to my fire wall. Does anyone have pics of a Regatta blue 1955 F 100?
 
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How do I insert pictures ?
 
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Yeah. I'll be painting the 292 + trans in the F-600 yellow. (John Deere Yellow to be specific......)

The accessories will be black and the valve covers are "argent" (or hammer-tone metallic gray)
 
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How do I insert pictures ?
You click on the mountain scene icon. (I highlighted it red.)


That will pop up a window that allows you to enter a url, browse your computer to the picture file, or drag and drop a picture. I do the third option mostly.


I used Dupli-Color Daytona Yellow, that is very close to original color.

Now, practice posting pictures. We love pictures.
Here is my engine. I painted the valve covers black before I new what they were supposed to be. I don't know if I will keep them black or repaint argent.

 
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Engine Paint Colors

From a post on FTE year 200 Sixoh did a bunch of research and concluded the 55 engine color to be red.


My truck is original and straight off the original owner's farm. The engine is red and the valve covers are black. I did, however seen remnants of yellow on the very front part of the transmission.


I would be curious to know for sure what the 239 color is but I am going red as I just can't fathom looking at a yellow engine after all the work I'm doing to make it "purdy"!
 
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Engine Paint Colors

Sixoh's posting was actually 2003, not 200. I've seen some old trucks but don't see any reference in the bibe to Effies!
 
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From a post on FTE year 200 Sixoh did a bunch of research and concluded the 55 engine color to be red.


My truck is original and straight off the original owner's farm. The engine is red and the valve covers are black. I did, however seen remnants of yellow on the very front part of the transmission.


I would be curious to know for sure what the 239 color is but I am going red as I just can't fathom looking at a yellow engine after all the work I'm doing to make it "purdy"!
Sixoh is wrong !
1955 engines are YELLOW from the factory in the f100-f600 trucks
Here do some reading as this brochure shows a pic of the engines
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-FORD-FULL-LINE-TRUCK-SALES-CATALOG-ORIGINAL-48-PAGE-BROCHURE-PICKUPS-/131405507843?pt=Motors_Manuals_Literature&hash=item1e9860ed03&vxp=mtr
 

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