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PostPost by: Old English White » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:03 am

Craven wrote:Story is the green paint used by Morris-Wolseley Group, MOWOG was army surplus left over from war time production, so probably there were many suppliers and shades.
It would not surprise me if the Grey ( Battle Ship grey ) has similar origins.

Thanks for telling that story...
At first, I understand MoWoG as an expression of british slang...
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:46 pm

Just as a side, I was an apprentice in the 60's working for a BMC Dealership ((Morris/Wolseley/Austin/Riley) and I was told at the time MOWOG stood for "Morris & Wolseley Garages"
I remember asking what it stood for because most spare parts came in boxes marked "MOWOG"
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PostPost by: Craven » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:12 pm

That could be right as IIRC MG was Morris Garage
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:53 pm

The S/E cam cover was originally .Hammertone Light Green which you can get from Hammerite. The works rally Lotus Cortinas used the BMC green for the cam cover, which for me looks better than the original Hammertone colour!

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