Picture of my speedster with new blackwall tires

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14 Feb 2011 04:02 #19238 by mikespeed35
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Curt will probably have a better answer for this but my supercharger bottom is also black. When it was time to paint the oil pan I was told there was differing opinions about the color. One group said black and one group said engine color. I had to make a decision so I chose black. Don't rely on the above information as gospel. I don't represent myself as a Auburn expert!
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14 Feb 2011 04:52 #19239 by ilikescars
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Mike: Oil pan color could also be plain steel, no paint. I have an engine that has no trace of any paint on the pan, even under many layers of gunk. It looks as though this pan was never taken off the engine over the years. Even under the pan bolts there is no trace. Just for fun, I might leave the pan plain, with a clear coat on it to keep rust away.

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14 Feb 2011 06:58 #19240 by silverghost
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Great Looking Speedster !

I am no Auburn expert in any way~shape~or form but it would seem strange that a bare steel pan was not painted, or at least primed, at the engine factory to protect it from future rust .
Unless they expected leaking oil to protect it ! <!-- s;-) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;-) -->

Could the original oil pan have been damaged or holed by some sort of road impact & later replaced by an un-painted factory service part ?

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14 Feb 2011 12:07 #19246 by ilikescars
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Curt Schulze found the same thing on another engine. Could be a small way for the Auburn factory to save money...

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14 Feb 2011 18:02 #19250 by alsancle
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Note the last line of the letter. Between my dad an my uncle Ted they owned 7 35/36 Auburns and they both swore they never saw one with Duenseberg green paint on it. I will say that the time warp engine I the paint looked grey/blue/green:

http://home.townisp.com/~alsancle/Super ... ngine.html



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15 Feb 2011 00:46 #19261 by ilikescars
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Al: The ACD Co. went out of business in '36. Were they still selling parts
in "57??

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