The correct engine color (block and head) is GLOSS BLACK, as is the firewall. All accessories that are not chrome are also painted gloss black.
This may not be an all inclusive list, but I think the following items are to be chromed:
spark plug wire lomb; oil filler cap; wind deflector attached to manifold near fan; acorn nuts on block/head studs, radiator fan blades (although I would not chrome these as several people that have found that it makes them brittle and they have a tendency to become lodged in the radiator!) acorn nuts that attach fan to water pump.
The covers for the valve adjustment area are not chromed but are stainless or ?? but are not painted!
Post by markgregory on Jan 17, 2017 12:13:04 GMT -6
A.J. I called Joe A today and asked him what his 10,000 mile original sedan had on the water jacket . He says his water jacket had a little bit of surface rust on it when he bought it . Joe could not see any paint .To protect the water jacket he sent it out and had it chromed . He would paint it red to make it look rich . Maybe Jim Carlson or Dave Snow would know as they both have an original Royale .
tim: Mark my hood is complete and you are welcome to examine when you come over to Michigan. Also, the chrome strip or stainless stops at the rear of hood. Does not go to the windshield
Apr 24, 2015 13:38:30 GMT -6
davidsnow: Just saying hello as a new member. Thank you to John Phillips for reaching out and letting me know about the forum. I live in Wisconsin and have been in the REO club for several years. My wife and I currently are serving as custodians of REO merchandise.
Jan 17, 2016 10:57:38 GMT -6
harley: My attempt at creating a thread with an attachment of the Royale stationary does not seem to allow the attachment to open for view. What did I not do correctly? This is my first time on a forum so it is all new to me. (Harley)
Aug 20, 2016 13:49:41 GMT -6
JohnGPhillips: The spam topics and offending users have been removed. Apologies to all.
Aug 14, 2018 11:36:56 GMT -6
lovecars1: My Father owned a 1931 Reo Royale 8 that once belonged to Premier Hepburne of Ontario Canada in the 1930s,my Dad owned this car in Kingston,Ontario in the mid to late 1940s.I remember him saying it was horrendous on fuel.
Aug 22, 2018 15:02:20 GMT -6
coley: Hi John and Mark. Coley here. Making more REO door handles. I need to find a supplier for the lock cylinder and keys for the outer locking door handles for a 1930 flying cloud and others. Or a handle with keys.
Feb 22, 2019 12:08:45 GMT -6