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#1 PaPasTractor OFFLINE  

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 10:04 PM

I found this radiator in the rafters of a clean-out awhile back.
The owner said he didn't know what it was off of, let alone were it came from or how long its been there.
It has brass tanks, a copper core and is very heavy...35#'s
It measures....27" H...17 1/2" W....3" thick
The thing thats got me stumped is the 4 ports.  2 top & 2 bottom.
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I really don't want to scrap this. It looks to be in great shape and its super clean inside.
Someone could maybe use it for a original restore project ??
Any help would be great....Thanks, Dave


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 10:58 PM

Possibly flat head fords I know they had 2 top hoses. not sure if they had 2 bottom hoses or not...Critters??


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 11:37 PM

It's a Flat Head Ford Rad., just can't tell you car or truck it's for. Good Luck !!


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Posted April 22, 2013 - 01:20 AM

Yep flatly Ford. They had 2 upper hoses, and 2 water pumps. From the looks it is probably from the 30's or 40's. the brackets at the top for rods to support it, they would have been attached to the firewall. The hood would have opened from the side.

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Posted April 22, 2013 - 04:19 AM

Someone with an old Hot Rod would love to have that!


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Posted April 22, 2013 - 04:41 AM

Yep flatly Ford. They had 2 upper hoses, and 2 water pumps. From the looks it is probably from the 30's or 40's. the brackets at the top for rods to support it, they would have been attached to the firewall. The hood would have opened from the side.

I believe the same thing, Pat. Hadn't seen one of those in years!


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Posted April 22, 2013 - 04:57 AM

The old Ford Flattys had left and right hand water pumps, they also had the motor mounts on them. The water in the Flathead didn't cross from one side of the motor to the other, it crossed in the radiator. The pumps were run from the crankshaft. One water pump ran the fan and the other one ran the generator. And I believe both belts were the same. It's been a while sense I have looked t one.
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Posted April 22, 2013 - 07:15 AM

This place is great. Someone here knows something about anything. :thumbs:
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Posted April 22, 2013 - 09:49 AM

If you look here you can see the water pumps low on the engine.

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Here's a better picture.

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FWIW a Flatty was a 60* V8, the intake was only about 6" wide.

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Posted April 22, 2013 - 10:21 AM

If there is a Good Guys Reunion any where Close You have a pile of Gold on your hands.

Nostalgia Rods are a big thing and people are reviving the Flathead Fords.

Or any city of any size will have Drive In Nights where the rodders gather.

 

Incidently that V8 60 was the poor mans offy in the midget racing game in it's time.


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Posted April 22, 2013 - 11:54 PM

Thanks to everyone for your help.
  
I knew I came to the right place for an answer.

This group is awesome    :thumbs: 

 






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