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cory
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lucas cooling fan

Post by cory » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:53 am

Could anyone tell me the correct finish on the older square bodied lucas cooling fans. Mine has taken quite a beating throughout the years and I would like to clean it up.
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Re: lucas cooling fan

Post by tyang » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:57 am

gray hammertone for the body.

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Re: lucas cooling fan

Post by cory » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:41 am

Thanks Tom. I am assumng the fan blade stays natural aluminum or is it painted with dull aluminum paint?

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Re: lucas cooling fan

Post by DWR46 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:55 am

Cory: My memory of the cast aluminum fans is that they are satin black. That way, they do not stand out in the radiator opening and are not as visible.

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Re: lucas cooling fan

Post by 250GT » Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:41 pm

Only for info, or to confuse
Hammer tone silver or black thats the question.

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Re: lucas cooling fan

Post by cory » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:05 pm

DWR46 wrote:Cory: My memory of the cast aluminum fans is that they are satin black. That way, they do not stand out in the radiator opening and are not as visible.
Makes sense. Thanks Dyke

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Re: lucas cooling fan

Post by cory » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:11 pm

250GT wrote:Only for info, or to confuse
Hammer tone silver or black thats the question.

C.
After taking some thinner to see what was under the layers looks to me to be grey.
Thank you for the pictures.

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Re: lucas cooling fan

Post by DWR46 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:53 pm

Hammertone silver for the Lucas fan motor, with bare metal end plates.

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Re: lucas cooling fan

Post by cory » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:58 pm

Thanks to all for your help.

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Re: lucas cooling fan

Post by carello » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:18 pm

my research on this Lucas square motor color , 1958 thru 1968, does not agree with hammertone silver, hammertone grey, hammertone black, wrinkle black, flat black, etc.......... and I would ask to see a clear picture of a period of an original Lucas square motor, not an NOS spare part, taken from a period vehicle.
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I realize rattle can grey hammertone is the choice of modern restoration.
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Re: lucas cooling fan

Post by 250GT » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:50 am

Graig,
This one is from 01-1966 see top inscription
Hope this helps
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