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'57 265 Chartreuse #1159860 Tue Apr 12 2016 12:59 AM
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AtomicYJ Offline OP
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Does anybody have a paint code or source for the chartreuse color early '57 car engines were painted? Or does it pretty much have to be color matched? I haven't been able to find anything.

I want to paint mine that instead of gray.


1957 Chevy 3200
1971 Jeep CJ-5
1983 Chevy K-10
Re: '57 265 Chartreuse [Re: AtomicYJ] #1159864 Tue Apr 12 2016 01:41 AM
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Boltergeist


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: '57 265 Chartreuse [Re: AtomicYJ] #1159908 Tue Apr 12 2016 04:52 AM
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You will not find Chevrolet engine paint codes, they were never published. The best you can do is look at pictures of '57 cars with the 265 and see what shade works for you.

Mike B smile

Re: '57 265 Chartreuse [Re: AtomicYJ] #1160045 Tue Apr 12 2016 11:11 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I kinda figured I'd be on my own. I have both those pictures and I really like the color of the first one. Guess I can try and find some place that can color match a picture.


1957 Chevy 3200
1971 Jeep CJ-5
1983 Chevy K-10
Re: '57 265 Chartreuse [Re: AtomicYJ] #1160469 Fri Apr 15 2016 02:52 AM
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Is this anywhere close to the HD truck 261/265/283 engine yellow?

http://cdn.enginelabs.com/image/2015/01/on-the-cart-3.jpg


1957 Chevy 3200
1971 Jeep CJ-5
1983 Chevy K-10
Re: '57 265 Chartreuse [Re: AtomicYJ] #1160471 Fri Apr 15 2016 02:57 AM
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If you like it, go with it.

No one knows what shade is "correct".


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: '57 265 Chartreuse [Re: AtomicYJ] #1160492 Fri Apr 15 2016 04:49 AM
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From examples I have seen through the years I would say NO they are not the same color.

The 261 was yellow, kind of like this color;

http://www.crayola.com/explore-colors/unmellow-yellow.aspx

The 265 was Yellow Green, kind of like this color;

http://www.crayola.com/explore-colors/chartreuse.aspx

Put these two color pages side by side and you will see the green in chartreuse.

As Tim said, there is no right or wrong. This is just my opinion and it's not ment to stir things up, engine color mix info was never published.

Mike B smile

Re: '57 265 Chartreuse [Re: AtomicYJ] #1160632 Fri Apr 15 2016 10:00 PM
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AtomicYJ Offline OP
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I'm not trying to stir things up or find the "one true" color. Just looking for something in the realm of close enough. I just want to paint my motor something other than gray, and would like to use a color that was used on some kind of truck engine. Thank you for the replies.

Last edited by AtomicYJ; Fri Apr 15 2016 10:03 PM.

1957 Chevy 3200
1971 Jeep CJ-5
1983 Chevy K-10
Re: '57 265 Chartreuse [Re: AtomicYJ] #1160990 Mon Apr 18 2016 01:20 AM
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My 1962 261 was green, I used the paint on a generator mounting bracket bolt that had probably never seen the light of day. Took it to a paint supply place and they used a spectrograph to obtain a formula. They used this to mix up a quart of high temp. machine enamel. Putting that old bolt head up to the now newly painted engine my old eyes could not see a difference.
My thinking is the engine colours were set due to passenger or commercial, size of truck, what displacement and possibly what plant built it. Grey, yellow, green or orange.
Post a photo, I bet it will look great! Howie




1 1955 Chev one ton. 261 engine

3 1962 Chev c-10 261 engine
4 1966 Plymouth VIP 5.7 GenIII Hemi
5 1966 Imperial Crown Coupe 440 engine
Re: '57 265 Chartreuse [Re: AtomicYJ] #1160996 Mon Apr 18 2016 01:33 AM
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Here is one "expert's" opinion.
http://www.1954advance-design.com/Web%20images/PPIP/PPIP-1912-1966-EngineColors.html

Note different 265 engine colors between years, and between car and truck 265s in some years.

Choose a color and go with it, and enjoy what suits your logic/taste/evidence.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.

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