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220 / Re: 1952 220 Sedan W187 build restoration
« Last post by yan2947 on October 16, 2017, 04:38:04 PM »
Thanks Scott and Henry.  Obviously no rush on engine but I will call soon to start the conversation.  Thanks for the color code!!

Yan
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220 / Re: 1952 220 Sedan W187 build restoration
« Last post by Henry Magno on October 16, 2017, 08:52:23 AM »
Yes it's RAL 7033. Yes I'm available to rebuild engines if you can wait a bit. Feel free to call to discuss.
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Technical / Re: W153 engine color?
« Last post by Henry Magno on October 16, 2017, 08:46:30 AM »
I've seen blue on factory rebuilt blocks postwar. Never on pre-war. There has been some thought that a pea green color was used on 320's. Personally, I don't think there is any definitive information on this, and I'm not sure I would trust Mercedes either.
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Technical / W153 engine color?
« Last post by Ted on October 15, 2017, 02:15:29 PM »
Hello friends, I'd like to hear your opinion, what color would you paint the W153 engine block? The car's color would be black. What would be good for the engine block: black, gray or light blue? /on some period photos, it appears to be some light color, clearly different from some black parts attached to it. like the oil pipe or the dynamo/.
    I like it, I imagine it in gray or black. But also saying light blue, because I sent a question to Mercedes, what was the original color of the W153 cylinder block and gat back the surprising response, that "....The engine of the W 153 was originally painted. The color in the 1930er year corresponds to a gray blue. We have the paint samples (see picture) determined using the original paint residues. The correct paint can be used by Standox DB304 "horizon blue".  It is quite bright and light blue.
   So, if you had an engine to paint, for a black W153, what would you choose: black, gray or what MB said was original, Horizon Blue /as seen on the car below/?

P.S. The cylinder head would be unpainted aluminum, wouldn't it?
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220 / Re: 1952 220 Sedan W187 build restoration
« Last post by Scott Montoney on October 14, 2017, 09:49:31 PM »
The color is "Cement Gray". (RAL 7033) is what I have in notes.  Henry can confirm or correct.
When I had mine painted about 9 years ago, someone had painted it black, the painter removed layers of paint and the bottom layer was a green/gray and we were satisfied that the "cement gray" was the correct color.

I would like to get mine repainted again, but first I need to find out what my final cost of the engine rebuild is going to add up to.
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220 / Re: 1952 220 Sedan W187 build restoration
« Last post by yan2947 on October 14, 2017, 04:44:10 PM »
Thanks Thomas.  Perhaps one of the pros might no the code... 

Not sure I can figure the time in hours...  Years for sure...  Especially when you are relying on others to paint, or leather, etc..

I have a lot I can do now.  I need to put my new wires in and have been stalling because of an addition on my house which

has taken almost a year now.

I might have to bug Henry to see what it takes for him to rebuild my engine but he appears to be busy on Scott's for now

and I am still finishing this home project up.

:)
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220 / Re: 1952 220 Sedan W187 build restoration
« Last post by twigren on October 14, 2017, 03:24:02 PM »
The car looks great. Very well done restoration processs :)
I currently work with a same project (mb 170s, 51). know how many hours it requires to accomplish what you have done so far :-)

The inside element shoukd be painted grey. Exact color code ciould be found here in the forum. However, I have done my own in chrome as I didnt have this information at time.

Best regards from sweden
Thomas
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Classifieds / Re: 170V Hood
« Last post by jsatterfield on October 14, 2017, 10:10:50 AM »
Hood Found ..Please delete post..Thank You
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Technical / Re: 170 Hood
« Last post by jsatterfield on October 14, 2017, 10:10:05 AM »
Hood found..Please delete post..Thank You
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220 / Re: 1952 220 Sedan W187 build restoration
« Last post by yan2947 on October 14, 2017, 07:25:35 AM »
Does anyone know the color to paint this grill center?  Or should it be chrome?

thanks!

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