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Author:  cav551 [ Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Engine colour

What colour were engines painted before they left Southall Please? Dark Green??

Might as well ask the same question for Leyland. Tan??

Author:  bilshatri [ Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Engine colour

Hi Peter,
I used to work at an AEC truck and bus dealer and later at a local bus co, with many AEC buses. What I remember, at the dealer, the new chassis came in painted in a flat red lead colour. The gearboxes, were painted the same as the chassis, but the engines were painted a flat gray. If you want some useless info, Leyland chassis were painted the same flat red colour, but the engines were painted cream.

I hope this helps

Best Regards

Bill

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