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UK_Sub
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
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Posted - 20 Sep 2021 :  18:09:01 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Does anyone know what colours the various bits and bobs mounted to the engine bulkhead (brake and clutch master cyclinders, brake servo, steering rack, etc.) should be?

green96v4
V4 Mad

Canada
610 Posts

Posted - 21 Sep 2021 :  12:32:02 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Brake Master is zinc plated (most seem to be zinc/yellow, which I was told is 3x harder wearing than zinc/clear) any paint is going to strip fairly quickly with the slightest contact with brake fluid
Servo - I've seen a lot in zinc/clear (most of which are rusty) but refurbishing and zinc plating is difficult as you can't really take them apart - most refurbs are painted satin black
Servo mounting brackets - again zinc plated
Clutch Master - zinc (I think it's a fairly common lockheed Clutch Master, using on Mini (?)
Steering rack - was painted green, IIRC I used Almond Green (Mini colour) as it was pretty close and available in a spray can at Halfords
Heater/Fan housing - fair bit of chatter about the closest colour match on the forum somewhere - I think someone said a Rover colour was close (Cambrian Grey?)
mounting screws and clips etc, all zinc plated - my preference would be zinc/yellow for the the fore-mentioned harder wearing, and if some show judge was going to knock points off for the wrong zinc plating, I've shove their clipboard up their....
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UK_Sub
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2322 Posts

Posted - 22 Sep 2021 :  20:59:29 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Awesone - thank you.

Sounds like I'm painting almost everything silver :)

My steering rack was black - with a patch of yellow on it - so it might have been a refurbed unit.
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green96v4
V4 Mad

Canada
610 Posts

Posted - 23 Sep 2021 :  13:03:11 Show Profile Reply with Quote
they steering racks could have been black (I'm certainly not and authority on factory colours, more from research/brochures etc.) I found some green on mine when I took it off the car and cleaned off the years of gunk and grime, so went with that - I think I've also seen NOS housings advertised on Tradera in a light blue, knowing SAAB they probably just took them in whatever colour the manufacturer did them in that day!
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Woody
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United Kingdom
2542 Posts

Posted - 23 Sep 2021 :  15:10:25 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Years ago I found evidence that early higher ratio racks were blue, so I painted mine that way. All standard 2.7 racks have been pastel green.
The grey I used on the heater housing was Hurricane grey.
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