We do our best and want you to be satisfied with your radiator purchase. Radiator restoration is rarely easy and never quick. Modern coolants also include a special water pump lubricant, which can extend the life of your pump. This can be done after the radiator have been thoroughly cleaned. Next remove the top clamps that hold your radiator in place. If you have a Seagraves fire engine , American La France fire engine , Scott fire engine , Ahrens Fox fire engine, International fire engine, Dodge Brothers fire engine or a White fire engine that needs a new radiator or restoration of the existing radiator, please contact us directly to discuss your project. Driving a Model T required mastering three pedals, a shift lever, and spark lever, and a throttle lever, and there was also an emergency hand brake.
When Ford started out, the first production model in 1903 was called the Ford Model A, which was produced for just a couple years. The Tin Lizzy is a very tall and upright car, perched above its wheels like a modern 4 x 4. On the bottom of your radiator is a drain plug. Topics covered are types of welding, safety, proper storage of gas tanks, types of rods as well as an actual fender repair and a surface hole repair. One precaution should be observed if this procedure is used. Shims may be required to raise your radiator and frame to align the inlet and water neck. The slight differences in the illustration may seem inconsequential but this will affect the angle of the rubber hose when it joins to the outlet.
A good radiator shop will perform the following steps when rebuilding or repairing an original Model A radiator. Though it is not a major problem it is loud and annoying. Then there are the ones that the fan and shroud come out as one piece. Please explore our Model T Parts catalog online and if you would like a catalog mailed to you please go to the. The Model A fuel filler cap is right there in the middle of the cowling in front of the windscreen, where the Model T has an air vent door.
Im planning to do head gasket in the spring so Im hoping it makes it until then. Better airflow can also result in interference. Our standard two-year warranty against solder joint leakage, as well as our two-year warranty on the materials and workmanship used in the construction of the new core still applies. It would probably be a good idea to check out this procedure with friends or fellow club members before you start! Step 1 Choosing Right Tools Since there are so many types of vehicles, choosing the right tools will help make the removal of the radiator fan shroud easier. Please mention your association at the time of your vintage race car radiator order.
It was very clear and easy to understand. By on Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 10:35 pm: Yes, understand assembly, but what is typical distance above frame as a result of the spring? Here are some basic steps to removing the fan shroud. Coolant is not only pumped through the system, but is also circulated by hot water from the engine block forcing the collar water down through the radiator and back into the water jacket in the block. Starting safety as well as driving tips. In recent years, however, Berg's has shifted its efforts to focus solely on the production of radiators of the highest quality. It must be delivered in new and re-saleable e. This is because with a cracked or broken shroud it will eventually get into the radiator fan and break the fan blades.
Send us your original radiator and we will build from your dimensions a replacement radiator that fits your specific car your frame and your shell. Sometimes a simple back flushing of the engine will clear up an overheating problem. We can construct from blueprints, shell tracings, sketches and cocktail napkins. In addition, the built-in rust inhibitor will help keep your cooling system rust and corrosion free. Before you can remove the radiator you need to drain it. If for any reason your hose connection is problematic, please first inspect the water pipe see below to make sure you do not have a mixing and matching of parts.
Lower hose length: To many a water pipe is a water pipe but not all Model A water pipe connections are the same and we have seen Model B engine pipes on Model A cars. Is there a way of tightening this up or does it have to be replaced? More controversy… If you plan to do a lot of driving at highway speeds, you might consider grinding a little off of the water pump impellor ears to reduce the water flow. Garnet By on Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 08:34 pm: So how far above the frame does the radiator typically sit on the spring? These may be time saving techniques but they can damage, weaken or shorten the life of your radiator. This will also reduce flow at lower speeds so it should be done a little at a time. It should be noted that any type of radiator paint or primer will impede heat transfer to the surrounding air but is a necessary evil to protect the radiator. Few radiator shops have the equipment or expertise to measure the flow rate and some will maintain that this is not even necessary.
Nothing leaks but I really don't like leaving that old stud in the way it is but so far I cant seem to get it out. Note: Additional information on water overflow and radiator baffles can be found in the April, 1930 Ford Service Bulletins. Covers both the Ford-made coils as well as those produced for Ford by other manufacturers. You may freely link to this site, and use it for non-commercial use subject to our. We have a passion and dedication to the hobby. Hello, thank you all again for all of your help!! The Model A had a thermo-siphon cooling system.