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exhaust color?

Postby bubba » Wed Sep 15, 2004 9:55 pm

i was wondering if any of you can tell me what color the exhaust pipe and muffler is , it's the style that runs under the belly, and it's on a 1955, and also was the grille's white or red on the 55's?

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Postby Garvin Gatewood » Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:45 am

The grill is red. They did not change it to white until sometime in '56. I don't know what color the exhaust should be but I would just paint it heat treated aluminum.
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Postby Bigdog » Thu Sep 16, 2004 6:46 am

The typical color for the underslung exhaust is "surface rust" or "oxidize black."
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Postby Mike Schmudlach » Sun Sep 19, 2004 8:28 pm

The exhaust pipe was painted with the tractor, the muffler was put after the paint booth. The paint would burn off of the manifold and exhaust pipe after a bit of use. I fyou look at original tractors the manifold is still painted on the intake and the paint is burnedd off on the exhaust side.
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