I have a 1937 Waterwitch model 571.10 (twin tank version). The paint on the block and flywheel is rubbing off (silver) on to my hands.
It is still grungy from when found so the paint must be very old.
My question is: was this factory paint or was this painted by a former owner(s) some time past in it's 80 year history.
Another way to say it is: Was this motor painted when it was manufactured?