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239 I6 Flathead & 261 Big Six & Strato Six Engine Colour
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These photos of engines of the 239 flathead six used in early 50's and 261 six used from 1955-62 have been compiled from information posted elsewhere on this site. It is shown here for ease of reference. If you would like to contribute a missing year please PM 73SC. Thanks.

1953 Pathfinder
239 Flathead

239_pc_assemblage_011_(Small).jpg



1955 Laurentian
55_Laurentian_261_alt.jpg

1955 Laurentian
IMG_2564.jpg

1955 Laurentian
1955 261.jpg


1956 Laurentian
freepress05.jpg



1956
Big6.jpg

1956 Strato Six enegine.JPG

1957
P1010145.JPG


FROM Big Ben: Paint brand is Alvin, colour is Jade Green #398-50 but has a mat finish you also need their clear coat # 393, both are rated to withstand up to 1200 F. I tried it first on the exhaust manifold of my pickup truck and paint stands up good.

P1000036.JPG




1957 - field find
57pontiacmotor.jpg

1957 Unmolested Safari
IMG_4829.JPG

1957 -
Restored Pathfinder
IMG_3055big.jpg

1957 Sedan Delivery - restored

57sd9.jpg



1958 dark colour
(note breather in centre of valve cover.
It would seem that this was a part way through 1958 change
continuing through to production end in 1962)
1958 six.jpg


1958 light colour -
Restored parisienne
HPIM0368.JPG


Original 1958 -
Strato Chief
rkirk-2.jpg

Restored 1958 -
Parisienne
Plasticote Alpine Green #225

HPIM0783.JPG

1959
100_3897.jpg

1960 -
Strato Chief
stratochief60g.jpg

1960 -
Cobourg cruise night May 24/09
Pontiac 60.jpg




1960
IMG_3470.JPG

1960 Air cleaner detail
IMG_3471.JPG

 

1960 untouched Safari

pontiac engine 1960 safari.jpeg


1961 Parisienne (Editors Note: My father owned a 1961 with a
261 bought new when I was a boy. This is the way I remember the engine appearing.)

Parisienne engine 61.jpg

1961 Parisienne
Co-VentionPt2_029.jpg

1961 - Laurentian restored
HPIM0654.JPG


1961 Laurentian
Laurentian 61 engine.jpg


1962 Pontiac Parisienne
Pontiac parisienne 1962 engine.jpg

1962 Strato Chief
100_5218.JPG

1962 Laurentian

P1040636.JPG




-- Edited by 73SC on Monday 20th of June 2011 09:26:52 PM



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1973 LeMans 454 "Astro-Jet"

Built March 9, 1973 - Oshawa ON

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Added a 1962 engine to day to completed the colour documentation of the 261 - 6 production run of 1955 to 1962. This documents that GM Canada used at leat 3 different colours on the 261 engine block depending on year of production. It also documents that in 1958 and 1961 two colours were used. I hope this is useful information for restoring projects.

-- Edited by 73SC on Sunday 9th of August 2009 09:39:31 PM

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