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    Rear ended pumpkin color

    I have a question concerning the proper color of the rear end pumpkin. I see in some restorations that they are left in there natural
    Aluminum cast finish. Is this a concours correct finish? Additionally the Armstrong shocks front and rear have this same finish. Is that the correct finish? Thanks for your responses in advance.

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    Re: Rear ended pumpkin color

    According to Anderson & Moment, the pumpkin should be painted black along with the axle housing, the front & rear Armstrong shock bodies are unpainted and the arms are black.
    John, BN4

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    Re: Rear ended pumpkin color

    Rear ended pumpkins are generally the same color they were before rear ending.
    Opinion.

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    Re: Rear ended pumpkin color

    See:

    https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/...ours-Committee

    Also see:

    austinhealeyconcoursregistry.org

    Also bear in mind that the Anderson/Moment book is essentially a very outdated version of the Concours Guidelines available from the Concours Registry.

    Sorry to learn that your pumpkin was rear-ended. That's gotta smarts.
    Reid Trummel
    Editor, HEALEY MARQUE magazine

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    Re: Rear ended pumpkin color

    Quote Originally Posted by Editor_Reid View Post
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    Also bear in mind that the Anderson/Moment book is essentially a very outdated version of the Concours Guidelines available from the Concours Registry.
    I bought the Concours Guidelines - Anderson Moment has a lot more pictures. Not that it's an option for anyone who didn't buy it when it was in print.
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    Re: Rear ended pumpkin color

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    Re: Rear ended pumpkin color

    Orange is the new black?
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