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    Hello, while I have the engine out, what colour should the block be painted? RAL colour codes would be nice but I would be happy with knowing it should be 'dark green' or purple...

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    Ask Darrin at Citroen Classics what he uses. They are a 'dark green'. Mine after paint job and rebuild...
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    Quote Originally Posted by badabec View Post
    Hello, while I have the engine out, what colour should the block be painted? RAL colour codes would be nice but I would be happy with knowing it should be 'dark green' or purple...

    Thanks

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    Hi Peter,
    From what I've seen of the European restorers it is accepted that AC501 was the block colour - I have seen RAL 6020 suggested as a modern equivalent. If you are having a colour mixed get something suitable for the block in terms of heat resistance.

    This will give an idea but is only as good as your monitor, scroll down to see the colour.
    https://www.ralcolorchart.com/ral-6020-chrome-green

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Hi Peter,
    From what I've seen of the European restorers it is accepted that AC501 was the block colour - I have seen RAL 6020 suggested as a modern equivalent. If you are having a colour mixed get something suitable for the block in terms of heat resistance.

    This will give an idea but is only as good as your monitor, scroll down to see the colour.
    https://www.ralcolorchart.com/ral-6020-chrome-green

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    Isn't that the same as the LHM components?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric View Post
    Isn't that the same as the LHM components?
    For LHM hydraulic components AC502 Bill. . .

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    Thanks Chris. I couldn't remember if they were different or not. The two are so similar. I went looking at Dr Danche, but nothing there. I have the ref books, maybe I should crack one of those open every so often.

    Edit: now I'm thinking- yah. The LHM green, AC502 is a little blacker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric View Post
    Thanks Chris. I couldn't remember if they were different or not. The two are so similar. I went looking at Dr Danche, but nothing there. I have the ref books, maybe I should crack one of those open every so often.

    Edit: now I'm thinking- yah. The LHM green, AC502 is a little blacker.
    I think this is a great image when discussing Citroen 'vert' this car has travelled just 19,151km


    DS 23 Pallas 1973 (19 151 Km)

    This is a very original car where none of the components would have been removed or replaced.
    I can see several shades of green in the hydraulic components, and even 2 greens on the steering rack. . . there is a good comparison between the hydraulic pump and the engine block.

    We can tie ourselves in knots trying too hard to get things right . . .

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    and don't forget to dab yellow paint over everything each time you tighten something up correctly! : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    and don't forget to dab yellow paint over everything each time you tighten something up correctly! : )
    Do you have an AC code for the yellow

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    dulux canary yellow AC X15D

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    ...is there a 'special tool' number for the squirrel hair paint brush? anyone?

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    Well being a French car you'd have to be leaning towards a Raphaël brush.
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    quite.

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    Hi. My DS 23 has a red/orange block. It is a -74
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    Thanks for your help. I'm told that Citroen painted their rebuilt engines red (same idea as BMC and Goldseal rebuilds)

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    Quote Originally Posted by badabec View Post
    Thanks for your help. I'm told that Citroen painted their rebuilt engines red (same idea as BMC and Goldseal rebuilds)

    Peter
    I think that was Tonawanda (Chevy) Red.

    ...is there a 'special tool' number for the squirrel hair paint brush? anyone?
    That's a trick question, Graham. Citroen never used squirrel hair brushes. Just those Philistines over at the Ile de Seguin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturla View Post
    Hi. My DS 23 has a red/orange block. It is a -74
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    Orange is factory replacement engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daffyduck View Post
    Orange is factory replacement engine.
    Aha, always thought it was a bit odd, I wonder why it has got one of those. Thanks!
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