Re: 1948 Starter Color

Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:26 pm

While we're talkin' about starters, I just had to through this out there..."Otis" has a black starter LOL, I'm assuming that was a replacement when he went through the "Blue Ribbon" program....

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Re: 1948 Starter Color

Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:59 pm

I think this picture gives you a good idea of the process they used.


Re: 1948 Starter Color

Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:30 am

That about says it Wally.....Shame they took the tires and steering wheel off.....LOL....Dave

Re: 1948 Starter Color

Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:18 am

Rudi wrote:Ken:

As far as the plate on the starter - take it to a good shop ... an AC Delco shop if you have one. They can put the proper tag with rivets on rather cheaply and correctly.

The other question -- like the others said RED .. everything was RED :D . However and this is where it gets fun, if parts were replaced like the starter or the generator or the regulator they were Black. This would include the Mag Coil Cover and Spark Plug Cap.

The entire mag was masked off, at least in the early days of Cub production. If you look closely at ricky racer and wfmdfm's pictures you can see it has some sort of bag over it.

A LOT of stuff got shot red, even the gearshift knob. Like Dusti there are some things I prefer unpainted just because it looks better. Anyway, Guy Fay's Letter Series Originality Guide listed the stuff that they masked off in the '39--'54 era. Basically if it was an electrical connection it was masked off. I can't remember if they left plug wires unpainted or not. If I can remember where my book is, I will check tonight.


Re: 1948 Starter Color

Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:00 pm

All this navy and army talk about painting standards makes me want to share the coast guard's standard:

"One coat for dust, two for rust..."

Re: 1948 Starter Color

Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:25 pm

Looks like this is fresh out of the dip tank!! :lol: