Author Topic: 1966 Metuchen HT Sprint Coil Spring paint color ID  (Read 366 times)

Offline tomtri66

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1966 Metuchen HT Sprint Coil Spring paint color ID
« on: March 05, 2017, 10:44:12 AM »
Hey guys,
Can anyone help me identify the color of this coil spring paint stripe?  The car was bucked Jan 20, 1966 at Metuchen.  It's a Sprint 200 Package B hardtop (C4 Automatic).  No AC or PS.  The color looks like yellow at first, but in the daylight looks like it maybe tan.  It could be white for all I know and just dirty.  Springs were only gently cleaned in a part washer with kerosene so far, until I could just see the marks.  I have not soaked in Evaporust yet.
Thanks!
Tom

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66 Metuchen HT Sprint 200 Package B
6T07T194XXX   65A       Y       22     20A     ?        2       6
                    BODY  COLOR  TRIM  DATE  DSO  AXLE  TRANS
C/O    762
4        A20     6T07T194XXX
65A       Y        22

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Re: 1966 Metuchen HT Sprint Coil Spring paint color ID
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 12:19:27 PM »
According to the chart I believe the stripe should be pink. The load should be 1279 if I am reading it correctly. Maybe someone has another thought
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Re: 1966 Metuchen HT Sprint Coil Spring paint color ID
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 12:30:59 PM »
Try soaking in evapo-rust, the color will be obvious when you pull them out.
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Re: 1966 Metuchen HT Sprint Coil Spring paint color ID
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 02:35:40 PM »
Thanks.  Evaporust is my next step.
MCA# 78748 Adirondack Shelby Mustang Club
66 Metuchen HT Sprint 200 Package B
6T07T194XXX   65A       Y       22     20A     ?        2       6
                    BODY  COLOR  TRIM  DATE  DSO  AXLE  TRANS
C/O    762
4        A20     6T07T194XXX
65A       Y        22

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Re: 1966 Metuchen HT Sprint Coil Spring paint color ID
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 05:49:45 PM »
According to the chart I believe the stripe should be pink. The load should be 1279 if I am reading it correctly. Maybe someone has another thought

Thanks.  Very possible it's pink.
MCA# 78748 Adirondack Shelby Mustang Club
66 Metuchen HT Sprint 200 Package B
6T07T194XXX   65A       Y       22     20A     ?        2       6
                    BODY  COLOR  TRIM  DATE  DSO  AXLE  TRANS
C/O    762
4        A20     6T07T194XXX
65A       Y        22

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Re: 1966 Metuchen HT Sprint Coil Spring paint color ID
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017, 06:42:14 PM »
According to the chart I believe the stripe should be pink.....

What "chart" Chris?  If your referring to the list of replacement springs in the MPC have found those to often be unreliable when compared to original cars. or representing the true colors applied
« Last Edit: March 05, 2017, 06:44:44 PM by J_Speegle »
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Re: 1966 Metuchen HT Sprint Coil Spring paint color ID
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2017, 11:51:56 AM »
Tom if you haven't gotten better confirmation I can add this. My '66 Sprint Coupe is (was), equipped the same as yours. The main difference is assembly plant. When I disassembled mine I found some really good marks left on the springs. There is no doubt the color code was pink. I've attached a pic I took to document my details.

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Re: 1966 Metuchen HT Sprint Coil Spring paint color ID
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 07:12:56 PM »
Tom if you haven't gotten better confirmation I can add this. My '66 Sprint Coupe is (was), equipped the same as yours. The main difference is assembly plant. When I disassembled mine I found some really good marks left on the springs. There is no doubt the color code was pink. I've attached a pic I took to document my details.

Thanks JKWilson!  I haven't gotten around to the evaporust step yet but when I do I will confirm.  But that sure does look like it could be it.
Tom
MCA# 78748 Adirondack Shelby Mustang Club
66 Metuchen HT Sprint 200 Package B
6T07T194XXX   65A       Y       22     20A     ?        2       6
                    BODY  COLOR  TRIM  DATE  DSO  AXLE  TRANS
C/O    762
4        A20     6T07T194XXX
65A       Y        22