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veggie

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Unpainted Flywheels
« on: April 05, 2020, 05:03:26 AM »

Curious,
I see many Lister CS engines with the outer face of the flywheel unpainted.
In fact some look like they were sanded, polished, and oiled.
Is there a reason for this? or is it maybe tradition. For an antique look ?
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Re: Unpainted Flywheels
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 08:33:14 AM »
Whoever it was had the CS with the stove black and boiled linseed oil finish (Casey?) - that was a great look

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Re: Unpainted Flywheels
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 10:38:50 AM »
Hi Veggie

Its only to show off. Mines where polished with wire brush, after with scotchbrite, and to finish a coat of polyurethane varnish.

The rim face has the serial number engraved.

If an engine is on duty its better a good coat of paint to prevent rust.

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Re: Unpainted Flywheels
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 05:48:51 PM »
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Nope; Not me.

My guess would be to reduce chips of paint being knocked off and to add a bit of snap to the appearance. 

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Re: Unpainted Flywheels
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2020, 09:48:37 PM »
All painted green. Original 1974 startomatic in original uncleaned condition.





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Re: Unpainted Flywheels
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2020, 09:18:21 AM »
I's say it's because it's a satisfying finish easily obtained with emery cloth one the machine is running.......

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