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Username Post: 57 Chevy six cylinder engine color        (Topic#233866)
572106 
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01-19-10 05:14 PM - Post#1845377    

Hi, I am new to the forum. Please help! I am restoring a 1957 Chevy 210 with six cylinder engine to original condition. I am seeking information on the original (correct) engine color. While the 1955-1956 chevy six cyl engine was blue, I have evidence that the original 1957 engine color was blue-green. I have paint remnants on my engine and have evidence from another engine, that these engines were originally painted a blue-green color. I have also seen mention of a blue-green color in some reference books. Since most restored '57s Chevy's have the V-8, I have found information on the ' 57 six cyl is difficult to find. Any help on this subject will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

 
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01-19-10 05:42 PM - Post#1845398    
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The Classic Chevy Restoration and Judging Manual says the color is Green/Blue for all 55-57. They say the correct color is Hirsch Blue. Here is the Hirsch website: http://www.hirschauto.com

Here is a quote from their website: Highest quality, hi-temp., hi-gloss. Over 50% of high point scoring cars shown at
leading car shows all over the world have Hirsch Engine Enamel of their engines.
Gives you a factory look finish. Rated to 700 degrees F. (The highest on the market.)
Nothing else compares.
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01-19-10 08:10 PM - Post#1845527    
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This is the Hirsch "Chevy Blue" paint. Its on a 55 Handyman wagon.

Attachment: engine.jpg (120.99 KB) 1289 View(s)

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01-20-10 05:23 AM - Post#1845682    
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Nice job on that engine bay jbond
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01-20-10 07:41 AM - Post#1845743    
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Herb,
Not to be changing the subject,but is that gloss or semi-gloss on your air cleaner?

 
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01-20-10 08:06 AM - Post#1845767    
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The greenish blue color can be attributed to oil or grease. I've cleaned some oil/grease-caked parts and found the remaining paint underneath to have taken on some of the brown color, causing the blue paint to appear a bit green.
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01-20-10 02:38 PM - Post#1846007    
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Its semi-gloss on the air cleaner and gloss on the radiator. Hard to tell in the pix.
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01-20-10 07:04 PM - Post#1846196    
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That is one sick engine bay. I remember when mine used to look that pristine. It's still clean, but not like that. Gotta love the 6cyl!
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01-20-10 07:21 PM - Post#1846209    
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It looks even better now with the new kickdown switch bracket.
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01-21-10 06:50 AM - Post#1846368    
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Thanks Herb.I hope I can get the 6 in my'55
looking half as good as yours.
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01-21-10 07:57 AM - Post#1846395    
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I bet it does!
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01-21-10 04:26 PM - Post#1846648    
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Hi Tabasco and fellow 1957 Chevy Six Cylinder enthusiests/purists:
Thanks for your comments. Allow me to describe history of my car. It was built in Janesville Wisc. in July 1957. My grandparents bought the car new in Aug 1957. It has been in our family ever since. When my grandparents died, it went to my uncle and then to me in 1986. When I got the car, I distinctly remember that the engine was the color "GREEN"! . The ol' car was burning oil badly, so I immediately found a local mechanic who rebuit the engine. When I got it back, the mechanic had painted it the color that was available, Chevy engine blue (‘55-‘56 six cylinder color). Oh well, it was pretty and I needed transporation, so I soon forgot all about the green.

Fast forward 20+ years. Over the last year, I began dismantling the car for restoration. When I took the generator bracket off, I looked underneath and saw paint remnants of turquoise green. Holy moley! That was the color I remembered! It is definately not the Blue Flame blue we see every day on '55 & '56 sixes. BTW, it seems to me you rarely see a 1957 chevy at a car show or in "Chevy Classics" magazine sporting a six cylinder engine. The 1957 six cylinder engine may have just about become extinct. That may be why there is so much mis-information about the orginal "green" color.

Then, recently, I was at my friend Denny Oestreich house looking at his 57 Chevy he recently purchase and is restoring. He had removed the original six cylinder. The engine was sitting in a corner of the garage (he's putting a V-8 into the car. I know it's hard to believe someone would do such a thing, but it's true ). Anyway, Denny and I removed some engine brackets and grease from a couple of places on the 'ol six and lo and behold, it was the same turquoise green color I had seen on my '57 six engine.

So, I have personally seen this "green" color on two (2) different six cylinder '57 engines.

In one book, I have seen reference to the '57 Chevy six cylinder Engine Green and on the same page separately stating a Engine Blue for '55 & '56 Chevy six cylinder. I can email a copy to you.

I realize that what I am suggesting is contrary to the "accepted" blue flame color. I realize this goes against everything we thought was true. I am suprised that there is no one else who has seen or have evidence that the 1957 Chevy six cylinder was indeed not blue, but blue-green orginal green or turquoise green color. I kinda feel like the guy who in the middle ages told the king that the world was round and not flat and was skoffed at. Well, this is not that serious. But close to my heart.

Please, please someone out there, provide me (and the Chevy Talk nation) with some insight or proof as to the true "orginal" color of the 1957 Chevy six cylinder engine! And please be quick. . Without color photos (now that would be great!) of the 1957 six cylinder engine, we will have to rely on eye witness accounts. Those people who are old enough to remember are dying off fast.
I am challenging all out there to prove that I am wrong in my belief that the 1957 (not '55 or '56) six cylinder engine was originally blue-green orginal green or turquoise green color. Thank you!

 
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01-21-10 04:46 PM - Post#1846660    
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Engine color often becomes a subject of much contention during restoration projects. Over in the Stovebolt Page we get into it all the time with the truck engines.

But I would direct you to the Vintage Chevtolet Club of America for this subject. Once you select a color based on who you think is right I will help you find the paint as I know several sources. www.vcca.org Incidentially, blue-grey or blue-green sort of depends on who's describing it.
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01-21-10 07:03 PM - Post#1846758    
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Crap. The engine that's in my '56 now is actually a '57, but I had it rebuilt and totally stripped and painted back in '91. I don't recall the color being different than the more commonly-known Chevrolet Blue. I don't believe I have any parts from the '57 engine that would still have the original paint on it.
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01-21-10 07:28 PM - Post#1846784    
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I was in Detroit for CCI's '57 party, saw a 1-family, un-restored '55 with a GREEN SIX. Current owner claimed the car was built in Flint, the Six was slated for export to Canada - thus the green color.

If a plant was running low on engines, more was sent ASAP - regardless of color, just to keep the lines moving.

Does anyone remember seeing a Chevy 350 in a 70's Olds or Pontiac? GM kept mum over this and got sued for millions by POed owners. Whatever it took to keep the lines moving....

Know what color the '57 265 engines were painted? YELLOW!!!!!!!!

I say paint your 235 GREEN again!!! The trick will be in finding the correct shade.

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There was a strike in Canada I think in 1955 and cars were therefore imported across the border from the US to satisfy demand.
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01-22-10 07:38 AM - Post#1846992    
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Canadian Pontiacs had a 261 6cyl, and they were painted green. Maybe the same colour?
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01-22-10 07:26 PM - Post#1847462    
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All 1954-62 235 passenger car engines were blue when new. Any color change is due to old age and grease, oil and dirt. I never considered it to have any green in it.
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01-22-10 08:13 PM - Post#1847488    
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This one came out of my '56 but had been rebuilt and I'm sure repainted.

Sear's used to have these engines (and flatheads too) for direct exchange with an example of each on an engine stand in the auto department.
Sear's used to have a candy and popcorn counter too though. All gone for some time now.

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01-22-10 10:40 PM - Post#1847581    
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Up through 1962, the 235 was blue. See any paint supply house for engine color specs. However, the 261 put into Canadian cars was green.

If you're building an "original appearing" car, blue is your color. If you like green, do it, but it won't be the correct color.

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01-23-10 08:32 AM - Post#1847702    
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Thanks for everyone's comments regarding the original engine color of a 57 Chevy six cylinder. However, where is the evidence it was blue, or that all were blue? For example, is there a color photo of an original, un-repainted 1957 chevrolet six cylinder engine? Or GM factory photo (color) or paint color reference documents?

In addition to me having seen 2 different green '57 six cylinder engines, I have found some written mention of it.For example, in the book "Original Chevrolet, 1955-1956-1957" published in 2003 by Robert Genat, on Page 116 it states:

"CHEVROLET ENGINE GREEN:
'57, 6-cylinder
Harmonic Balancer

ENGINE BLUE:
'55, '56 6-cylinder"

This same info is also stated in the Classic Chevy Tech Book under PAINT Section 9 "What's Painted What".

I understand that if oil and grease are on a blue engine it could appear greenish. But when you remove the oil and grease, and it is still Green, then what you are looking at is PAINT (the original paint color).



 
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01-23-10 11:30 AM - Post#1847826    
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I understand that if oil and grease are on a blue engine it could appear greenish. But when you remove the oil and grease, and it is still Green, then what you are looking at is PAINT (the original paint color).




Not necessarily. When the oil soaks into the underlying material, the color of that material is changed. Blue + yellowish brown = green. You pointed out some interesting things though about green engines. Up until now, I always accepted nothing than Chevrolet Blue as correct on '55-'6? 235s. But your mention of an original '55 with a green engine doesn't fall in line with those couple of items you found in literature, where it says that the '57 235 was green. Beware though that some rebuilders will paint items the color of their choosing. I read somewhere where some outfit was rebuilding transmissions (Powerglide maybe) and painting them blue. I could see how that practice could lead to mistakingly believing that some transmissions came from the factory painted blue.

Sorry; it was 6bangertim who saw a '55 with a green 6cyl. And it is widely known that the '57 265 was yellow. That was to distinguish it from the 283 on the assembly line. And the '56 265 was red! I'll have to look into this green '57 6cyl thing. Next time I'm in the junkyard (if ever again), I'll have to observe '57 235s closely. Wonder if I have any '57 painted engine parts around that I didn't sell or refinish to use on my '56.
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Edited by WSSmolick on 01-23-10 11:44 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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01-23-10 06:46 PM - Post#1848076    
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The information in the Classic Chevy Tech Book is not from any GM photo or paint reference. It is from an article in the July 1979 issue of Classic Chevy World Magazine Called “the Restorer’s Corner Original Paint“. It was written by Ron Peters, a Classic Chevy member from Maumelle, Arkansas.

In it he said ”Because of the methods used in General Motors’ production, and the lack of historical references from General Motors., there are many areas where information is vague.” “These colors are not recorded in any General Motors literature that I have found, but have been determined from many years of observation.”

The list says “Engine Green - Krylon No. (aerosol) 6-cyclinder-57 Crankshaft Pulley“ (He does not list a Krylon number as he does on other paint colors).

The list was revised in the July 1980 issue of Classic Chevy World. The revision said “Engine Green - Krylon No. (aerosol) 6-cyclinder ’57 Harmonic Balancer (better term than Crankshaft Pulley)”

So this article and the revision never said the engine was painted green, only the harmonic balancer.

The information was put in the Tech Book as fact, even though it is one man‘s opinion . Apparently Robert Ganet used this a reference for his book and repeated the information as fact. So no one has the truth.

The Classic Chevy Restoration and Judging Guidelines Manual was developed by many people who spent hundreds of hours researching the information. I met most of those people and some of them were friends of mine. At the time this guide was published, they were the authority on 5-6-7 Chevys. They determined that the correct color was Hirsch Blue. If I wanted to paint my engine the correct color, I would use Hirsch Blue.

As bobg1951chevy said “If you like green, do it”

By the way, welcome to Chevy Talk.

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01-23-10 06:57 PM - Post#1848085    
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So this article and the revision never said the engine was painted green, only the harmonic balancer.




So why would just the harmonic balancer be painted green? The 235 6cyl was painted as an assembly with the harmonic balancer already installed, therefore, the harmonic balancer is engine color.
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01-23-10 07:25 PM - Post#1848094    
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So why would just the harmonic balancer be painted green?



I don't know. I was just quoting the Classic Chevy World article. I wonder if Ron Peters is still around to give his views on this. It would be nice to know his sources.
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01-26-10 04:22 AM - Post#1849756    
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In it he (Ron Peters) said ”Because of the methods used in General Motors’ production, and the lack of historical references from General Motors., there are many areas where information is vague.” “These colors are not recorded in any General Motors literature that I have found, but have been determined from many years of observation.”

The list says “Engine Green - Krylon No. (aerosol) 6-cyclinder-57 Crankshaft Pulley“ (He does not list a Krylon number as he does on other paint colors).

So this article and the revision never said the engine was painted green, only the harmonic balancer.

The information was put in the Tech Book as fact, even though it is one man‘s opinion. Apparently Robert Ganet used this a reference for his book and repeated the information as fact. So no one has the truth.

The Classic Chevy Restoration and Judging Guidelines Manual was developed by many people who spent hundreds of hours researching the information. I met most of those people and some of them were friends of mine. At the time this guide was published, they were the authority on 5-6-7 Chevys. They determined that the correct color was Hirsch Blue. If I wanted to paint my engine the correct color, I would use Hirsch Blue.

As bobg1951chevy said “If you like green, do it”

By the way, welcome to Chevy Talk.





Tobasco & WSSmolik & all Chevy enthusiasts- Thank you for your input into this discussion regarding the original engine color of the 1957 Chevy six cylinder passenger car. And thanks for welcoming me to Chevy Talk Forum. The forum is a tremendous resource in which to have these discussions. It illustrates how the internet broadens and expidites the flow of information (knowledge) among people. Back in July 1979, when Ron Peters wrote the original article, "the Restorer's Corner Original Paint", the avenue in which to gather & share information was limited, compared to the extent that exists today with the internet.

I understand that when the Classic Chevy Restoration and Judging Guidelines Manual (guide) was published, it was based on the best information at the time. No doubt, in 1980, these fellows were the authority on 5-6-7 Chevys. They apparently determined that the correct color was Hirsch Blue, and the information was put in the Classic Chevy Restoration and Judging Guidelines Manual Tech Book as fact. And we must admit, we do not know how these men arrived at this decision. With all of their best intentions, we may still not have the truth.

I want to paint my engine the correct, original color. Whether that color is blue or green is open for discussion (maybe for the 1st time in 30 years). That is why I am seeking information and sharing what I have observed.

It is not, as bobg1951chevy suggests,that I like green! as if liking the color green could be the only legitimate reason for painting the engine green.

With that in mind, I would like to make a few more points and post some photos I took that show green paint on 2 (two) different '57 Chevy 6-cyl passenger car engines.

For the record, it should be noted that Ron Peters also does not list a Krylon number for engine blue. It says:

"ENGINE BLUE - Krylon No.
(aerosol) 6-cylinder ’55-'56."

I see it never said the engine was painted green, only the harmonic balancer. But perhaps b]more importantly, note Peters does not list the 6-cylinder '57 under "ENGINE BLUE".

Since information on engine paint color is vague and colors are not recorded in any General Motors literature (that we know of) then we must rely on observation.”

As I said, when I acquired my '57 in 1986, the engine was green. So I have observed the green colored engine on my own '57 six cylinder. BTW, it is stamped F718A (built in Flint, July 18,1957). More recently, when I removed some brackets, I observed green color remnants. Also, I and my friend Denny O. have observed the same green color on his '57 Chevy 6-cyl (stamped F820B, built in Flint, August 20, 1957.

As I said, I have some photos I would like to post, but being new to the forum, do not know how to post photos. If ya'll can provide instructions, I will gladly put the photos here to share. Thanks!






 
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01-26-10 08:46 AM - Post#1849861    
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Please, when you quote me, quote me completely and correctly....

"If you're building an "original appearing" car, blue is your color. If you like green, do it, but it won't be the correct color".

I'm old enough to say this to you, I worked on the 1957 235 when the 1957 and the 235 engine were new. It was not a green engine, as a new engine.

See the post by "jbond" above, he has placed an attachment showing the color of his engine. That is what I worked on. That is the color I worked on.

Find paint suppliers for 1957 235 engines. They don't list green.

You can speculate and challenge all who are attempting to assist you ..... Please don't discredit our experiences and knowledge.

Amen.

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I would also tend to not accept anything other than blue for the '57 235, however, there were instances involving the assembly line where substitutions were made. Two examples come to mind: 1) Pontiacs receiving Powerglide transmissions because of a fire at the Hydramatic plant in '53 and 2) leftover paint mixed-together, resulting in gray, for the underside of floorpans. Some might observe cars with these "incorrect" items and say that it is impossible that they left the factory like that. It certainly isn't impossible that some '57 235s left the factory painted green. Who knows what was happening on the assembly line? Maybe only a handful of '57 235s left the factory green and therefore it isn't as widely-known that some '57s came this way. I'd have to observe these green engines myself to totally buy that they are in fact green from the factory.
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  • WSSmolik Said:
I would also tend to not accept anything other than blue for the '57 235, however, there were instances involving the assembly line where substitutions were made. Two examples come to mind: 1) Pontiacs receiving Powerglide transmissions because of a fire at the Hydramatic plant in '53 and 2) leftover paint mixed-together, resulting in gray, for the underside of floorpans. Some might observe cars with these "incorrect" items and say that it is impossible that they left the factory like that. It certainly isn't impossible that some '57 235s left the factory painted green. Who knows what was happening on the assembly line? Maybe only a handful of '57 235s left the factory green and therefore it isn't as widely-known that some '57s came this way. I'd have to observe these green engines myself to totally buy that they are in fact green from the factory.



Yes, your points are well taken and not of the range of possibilities. Those, however, would be exceptions to the fact.

The intention of Chevy was to paint a blue engine.

That being said, I have seen engines "turn" a blue / green shade or color, over the years, due to the heat of the engine distorting the color.
Bob G.

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01-26-10 01:39 PM - Post#1849989    
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That was a point I raised earlier. The blue paint could have been discolored by oil, grease, heat, or whatever. That's why I'd have to observe this engine myself. Or maybe it was rebuilt at some time and the rebuilder painted it his color. I think I have some 235 parts that are totally encased in grease/dirt. I should try removing the grime while trying to keep the paint intact to see what color the paint appears. But yea- you'd think an engine that has a 'Blue Flame' decal on it would actually be.. blue!
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