HQ paint markings

Friday, March 15, 2013

Paint markings on the horn.
 One more to the list of paint markings.
 Seems to be they are all white on the HQ series. Also in the same position.
There is also a production decal on the mounting support.

 Letters as follow. RE 

Friday, July 16, 2010

Oil pump 6/1973

This pump was removed from a 6/1973 HQ Melbourne built.
The colour found on the rear side of the pump was yellow .The yellow was also present on the ends of the bolts.
This is one of two from the same plant with the same colour.
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Also all these pumps have a series of numbers and letters, as to there usage i have no idea.
This one has 342N
Also note the usage of the star washer on the bolt.

Oil pump 12/1972

This pump was removed from a 12/1972 HQ Sydney built.
The colour found on the rear side of the pump was blue.The blue was also present on the ends of the bolts.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Here is a set of fan blades from my 12/72 Sydney built HQ SS.
The stamp is in white.
I will have all these stamps available for others to use just contact me when you need them.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Tie rod ends.

Under the grease was and orange marking on all four tie rod ends
This mark also extended over onto the tie rod nuts.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Gear box

Monday, June 15, 2009

Important paint information

Here is some good information This is not here say junk this is from the era of the HQ and is specific information direct from Dulux
If you read it will tell you all you need to know. Steering column colours window separator colours ect.
The other page has the actual formulas.
The interesting part is the dash panel has 2 blacks one in suede and one in medium gloss.
We are having some challenges chasing the suede if anyone knows please let me know.


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Paint markings for 12.1972 Sydney car

Paint markings for 12.1972 Sydney car

Steering box markings.
Yellow in colour. Note where the yellow line finishes so does the black.
All these we have seen are fully painted black. Except for the end of the steering shaft. Which is seen here as being rusty. This is the second colour found that is not white.

Cross member marking colour orange.This is the first colour we have found that is not white.

Here we have the brake caliper bolts.
Note the 2 in the center have the witness marks of a white paint marking.
The original coating of the bolts was silver zinc.
The washers are black.

The stabilizer bar brackets are paint coded .
Both RH and LH.
White paint is used on this car

This is a photo of the LH rear end of the chassis. (H frame) There is a paint marking there on the outer edge.
The RH side is the same. I would believe this to be a task complete marking. This makes it very simple to QC. (Quality control)

This is a photo of the cross member. The brake line retaining tab in shot has a paint mark on it. White in colour and extending down from the tab onto the cross member itself.
This is one of three paint markings on the chassis.

There are various markings on body and components. These markings are used as a quick way of identification as to whether a specific task is complete.
During this rebuild as it is a bolt correct rebuild we will identify as many markings as possible.
This is what is on this SS and may not be correct completely as they may have been assembled at another plant or during another shift which will create inconsistencies .
However it will be a general guide.
The first paint marking we have identified is on the hand brake mounting bracket on the RH side of the car on the under body. The colour used is white.