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Old 02-01-2016, 07:26:08 PM
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I have this engine I'm restoring. I would like to know what color they were painted from the factory in 1946. It was made in NY. Someone had painted it a sh#&ty blue before me so I'm having to remove all that paint to bare steel and iron.

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I don't know your color, but I am going to repaint my ocsp, it was painted red, but I sure like the bare cast iron color under it, think ill just try and match it, dark grey
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Thanks David.

Anyone else know what color the Myrick should be?
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I have a Myrick as well and mine looks like the engine was gray with red flywheels. Not much paint is left to tell for sure. I've seen these engines painted several different ways...Gray with red flywheels, all green, all blue, blue with red flywheels. I am not sure if Myrick had different color schemes over the years or if they painted to the customers request.

Good luck with your project and I'd like to see pictures when you have it finished.

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If you have a Myrick engine it was made 1920 or earlier. Luther mfg bought Myrick that year. If it tagged as a Luther, it's after 1920. Myrick engines were painted with a mix of lamp black and linseed oil. You could get them painted anyway you preferred. Most around here are plain black. I've had some with grey flywheel rims. Had a couple red & grey ones too. Depends on the company that bought them.
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Thanks for the replies guys. I guess it doesn't matter. I'm going with black with red flywheels with black pin stripe on the flywheels and red pinstripe on the engine parts. I'm almost ready to start painting. Will post some pics later.

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Must I have seen a black and silver. But I do have a embroidery design for t-shirts for myrick. Messsage me if intresred
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I agree with the many colors statements. At one time I owned a pair of early 4HP Myricks with consecutive serial numbers. Both were in excellent shape and had every appearance of being original for paint. One had the lamp black treatment with red flywheel rims while the other one that I still own is a light tan color everywhere.
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I have everything painted and am now reassembling the engine. Before I took the exhaust cam timing gear out I punch marked the teeth on both the crank gear and the timing gear so I could get it back the same. However after cleaning all the grease off the cam gear I found several marks that could be punch marks from someone before me or they could be just casting flaws that look like punch marks! Now I'm stumped as to which marks are the correct ones. I have been reading some posts about how the timing should be set up but found there are many differences in opinions. Should the cam lobe point straight up at piston top dead center or should there be a few degree of advance? I know someone on here can tell me exactly how to get this right so I can finish putting this thing back together.

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Jim,
Wondering if you ever found out the correct cam timing for your Myrick?
I also have a model H and have just taken the cam off,I will post pictures of the cam and the marks on it.
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