Lotus Elan

Paint Codes - Cam Cover

PostPost by: ROADRUNNER » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:26 am

Final job to do on the restoration of my S3 SE is to refresh the paint on the green cam covers.

Does anyone have a paint code ?
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:09 am

BMC A series engine green, supplied in cans from Mini specialists.
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PostPost by: ROADRUNNER » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:58 am

Mazzini wrote:BMC A series engine green, supplied in cans from Mini specialists.


Is that what is called MOWOG green ? A quick 'Google search' of BMC A Series green reveals a bewildering array of shades, which is why I could ideally do with a specific paint code.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:36 pm

I?ve had three or so S3 S/E?s over the past thirty-five years. They?re my favourite Type of Elan, ive seen the cars when they were just a second hand motor and I?ve looked at a few SE?s in between. I don?t think there is a definitive colour green for the cam cover, I think Lotus painted them in whatever BMC shade of green was available from their local motor factors, back in the 60s there was little in quality control. Paint it in a shade of BMC green that you like, you won?t be wrong.
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