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Bluecol Label

Discussion in 'Factory Original Alpines & Tigers' started by puff4, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. puff4

    puff4 Gold Level Sponsor

    So.... I came across a photo of a factory Rootes Bluecol instructions label in my storeroom of odd things, and whilst mindlessly sitting in front of the TV I decided to tinker around in Photoshop to clean it up to see how it looked. It was fairly damaged, but I think it came out reasonably well. (Yes, I know the type is not perfectly straight... it was like that, believe it or not!)

    I post it here in case anyone would like a copy for their own Rootes car. Download, re-size and print as needed.

    My only request is that no one is to print and sell these, please (as has happened before with other labels I’ve restored - sigh).

    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019
  2. mikephillips

    mikephillips Donation Time

    In all my years I've never run across this, where was it attached to the car??
  3. puff4

    puff4 Gold Level Sponsor

    I’m not sure. I suspect a hole was punched in it and it was attached to the rad cap, but it could have simply been slipped into the owner’s packet. The original copy I have is fairly degraded so it’s hard to tell.
  4. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    This was tied to the radiator fill neck. 110_0981.JPG
  5. Gordon Holsinger

    Gordon Holsinger Platinum Level Sponsor

    Bob, I have seen one of those tags in Wally’s stuff I think it was on his autocross car at one time.
  6. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor


    I have an original one somewhere. I'll send a pic on the weekend if you want? It has a small steel eyelet at one end with a thin wire (like fuse wire). They were tied around the neck of the radiator cap or the top hose.

    puff4 likes this.
  7. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    Nice Item. Probably fitted on the production line to indicate the lack of both.

    Last edited: Nov 28, 2019
  8. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    The one in my photo is an original tag. I also have an unopened 7 oz metal can of Rootes coolant inhibitor and I have a few NOS coolant thermostats in the Rootes boxes but have never been able to find any Rootes coolant.
  9. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    Can you post a pic of the old one? I promise not to copy it ;-)
  10. puff4

    puff4 Gold Level Sponsor

    I’ll dig it up again... but why?
  11. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    It was just to compare to the original one that I have. It was just curiosity. If you need to dig it out please do not waste any time on my account.


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