Amelia Island Duesenbergs

22 Mar 2012 15:45 #22498 by johnmereness
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Really neat car wih a nice level of original, older restored, and new work.


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02 Apr 2012 11:34 #22534 by Bob Roller
Bob Roller replied the topic: Red Engine/Black car/Black and Orange car
A nice contrast like the Brunn CS also shown here.
In 1951,I helped Raydon "Don"Thompson paint the engine in J487 red. It was called "International Harvester"red and it looked good. Keith Brown had a restyled sedan that had a red head and a green block and he said that years before,it had a valve job done and the head was painted then. Later I refinished J528 while waiting for the Jahn's pistons to arrive and the crankshaft to be refurbished. It was green,both block and head.
There was a block and crankshaft that had been laying around in a storage area we had in the garage that had been a light blue and had a lot of rust behind the water plates and it was thought to have been used as a boat engine in salt water.I have no idea as to any number on the bell housing or crankshaft because none of us cared one way or the other at the time about "J"numbers. It was YEARS later that I asked about these numbers and got all the answers.

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02 Mar 2013 01:16 #24623 by landmark
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alsancle wrote: Randy,

What's the deal with the red engine?


I found some notes about that car and the engine colour by the proud owner (since 1954!)


Was man besonders gerne tut,
ist selten ganz besonders gut

Wilhelm Busch

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