brass water pipe

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    On my Model 81 the lower water pipe connecting the radiator to the water pump was painted black but in cleaning it I found that it is brass, which polished very nicely. Would this have been painted black coming from the factory? Seems a shame to cover up that nice bit of color in the engine compartment. Jack Davis

    #410415

    Jack,

    The brass will only be shiny for a while and then it will go dull.

    Black paint will maintain its finish longer than brass.

    Personally, I have a nickel plated brass, sink-down-tube (?) as my lower radiator water pipe.

    Peter

    #410434

    Jack,

    BTW, the pipe is brass because brass won’t RUST away as would steel.

    Peter

    #410435

    That certainly makes sense.

    Jack

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