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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:12 pm 
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I seem to recall discussions regarding what color the large steel water pump pulley should be.
I have seen new pulleys painted the same yellow color as the pressed steel types however, I have two 1275 S's here that came with a normal steel finish. I know one of these cars was unrestored...very original car....the other one is a California car that is also unrestored...all original as well.
I am currently restoring a late 67 (Aug 16th 67) it had the same unpainetd pulley.....so, would it be presumptuous of me to assume that the pulley should just be left natural!
Attaching a picture of the pulley I just finished with stove black polish....turned out really well.
Appreciate the forum's thoughts as to whether this is correct.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:33 pm 
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Location: N/E England Where the SAND is GOLDEN and the sea is always COLD!!
Yellow I believe. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:40 am 
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No paint


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:22 am 
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We had similar one here, that came on the fully imported engines, they were Black.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:30 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:47 pm 
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Glad we all agree :D


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:32 am 
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jay weinstein wrote:
Glad we all agree :D


Quite !!

I suspect that while as a spare, they may not have been painted, once (factory) fitted, they were painted black along with most of the engine & gearbox.

A small snap-shot of inside our last dingy local factory (there were all fully imported assemblies from the UK by this time)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:09 pm 
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Interesting.
Does that mean the pulley should be green on UK engines?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:23 pm 
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Never seen a green pulley regardless of the diameter etc. Pressed steel painted yellow except in the case of my 59 mini.....it was painted red! Not sure if that was original!

All of the larger 1275 S cast pullies I have seen fitted to a car was a natural finish...as in my picture...not black...just natural steel finish.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:34 pm 
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Was the red one on a Morris? I thought MG traditionally used a dark red for the fan and pulleys, whereas Austin was yellow - at least for the early cars.

FWIW, I painted my cast large S pulley yellow as I feel it hides the rust pitting better, and to match the smaller pulley that I took off the engine which was already that colour.

But with yours being a nice stove black, I’d leave it just as it is...


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