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 Post subject: AV 505 Paint Colour
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:50 am 
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Hi Gents,I am presently restoring an Ergo 505 (8X4) Marshall and would love to know if there was a standard colour for the engine and what it is.
Thanking you in advance,
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Kevin.


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 Post subject: Re: AV 505 Paint Colour
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:29 pm 
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Hi Kevin,
I used to work for a AEC Dealer, Lex Tillotsons for a few years. Then worked at a bus co, who had AEC buses. What I remember, the chassis came in painted in a flat red lead colour. The gearbox was painted the same as the chassis, but the engine was painted a flat gray. Leyland chassis and their engines were a cream.

I hope this helps,

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Bill


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 Post subject: Re: AV 505 Paint Colour
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:29 am 
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Hi Bill,
Thankyou so much for that info. The engine did have the remains of the grey colour but i thought it may have been the creamy one that was required so that is good info.

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Kevin.


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 Post subject: Re: AV 505 Paint Colour
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:35 pm 
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Hi Kevin,
What I remember, AEC engines were gray. As I mentioned before, the chassis were red and the cabs were cream. But saying that, sometimes at the dealer. An occasional Leyland came in and their chassis's, engines and cabs were cream. They looked a flat paint, but they were covered with a wax coating, to protect against the weather. I hope this helps you, if there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know.

Good Luck
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Bill


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 Post subject: Re: AV 505 Paint Colour
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:27 am 
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Hi Kevin,

I am restoring a 1970 Monarch with AV 505 engine. Since I work with paint on a daily basis it was easy for me to determine what color was on my AV505 : RAL 7023 concrete grey.
As mentioned by Bill, my gear box has the same color as the chassis.
Hope this helps although there might be a difference since my Monarch came to Belgium as a CKD and was reassembled here.

best regards, Evarist


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