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Old 03-20-2005, 12:50:12 PM
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Question Stover Engine Color

Does anyone know if Stover used the same color green on all their engines and equiptment? I found some original green paint on the bottom of a bearing block on a Stover feed mill I'm working on and would like to know if the engines were painted the same color. I have an older 8hp and a CT 2 I'm restoring and would like to paint them as close to original as I can.
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Default Re: Stover Engine Color

When these engines were built, green was was red, etc. The companies that mass produced them bought the paint from the lowest bidder. Sure they tried to stay as close to the correct shade as possible, but that was NOT always the case. The smaller companies were probably a little more picky about the corrcet color/shade. Just go with what original paint you find & if you don't find any, go with your own gut feelings. I have seen SO MANY variences of original colors on these engines, it isn't funny! The Sta-Rite engines, are a good example...everyone that has one, says "it's the original color" & I don't think I've seen 2, exactly alike. Even the Fuller & Johnson engines varied in shades of green...some were even painted black! I have a stover feed grinder & it is green. My 1912 4hp Stover T, is red. The colors of your Stover engines, depend on the serial numbers. Hope this helps! GOOD LUCK!!!

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Old 03-20-2005, 10:16:20 PM
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Smile Re: Stover Engine Color

I owned a 2 HP KA stover that was mounted in a REX cement mixer. It was built in 1928, and was paintedred from the factory! The lettering on the flywheels was the only item painted a dark green.
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:54:04 PM
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Default Re: Stover Engine Color

I have 3 Stovers with original paint and only 2 were the same color. My 2hp KA was dark greenish black with red and Gold pinstriping along with my CT-3 (minus the pinstriping), and my CT-1 in a cement mixer was just a regular lighter flat green.
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