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#1 Snakedriver

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 20:23

Hi,

 

As I begin the restoration on my Cooper F3 car, I was wondering if anybody can shed some light on what the color of the MAE was when it left the Cosworth factory?

 

Thanks,

Leo



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#2 Peter Morley

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 10:38

The ones I've seen were red possibly maroon, not bright red.

It might have been Hermetite engine red.

I should have an original Cosworth head and can try to match it to the RAL colour chart if you want.



#3 Snakedriver

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 16:38

Thanks Peter,

 

Im just trying to establish the originality of car.  The engine is red with a black head. 

 

Cheers,

Leo



#4 Concreteconrods

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 19:45

Most Cosworth MAE's were sold in kit form for assembly by smaller outfits such as Felday Engineering or Charles Lucas so could well have been painted in their colours!