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Radiator Shell Lacing

Post by cntbill » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:19 pm

Put on new lacing on my radiator shell but not sure what to do with the two ends, do I just trim it close to the end and just let it hang or wrap it around ?

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Bill...

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Re: Radiator Shell Lacing

Post by jiminbartow » Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:44 am

Trim ends even with the bottom of the shell flange. The purpose of the lacing is to prevent metal to metal contact and the noise that would occur from intense vibration. Jim Patrick


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Re: Radiator Shell Lacing

Post by cntbill » Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:16 am

OK, then what about putting a spot of silicon on the very bottom to help keep the lacing in place?


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Re: Radiator Shell Lacing

Post by Allan » Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:05 am

Just cut it of an inch or so from the last hole. It won't go anywhere.

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Re: Radiator Shell Lacing

Post by cntbill » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:11 am

Ok, Thanks guys, that is what I'll do. I just wasn't sure what the proper method was.


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Re: Radiator Shell Lacing

Post by DHort » Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:43 pm

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The lacing is wax impregnated which made it stiff enough that I just bent the last 2 inches or so and stuck it between the shroud and the radiator. It isn't going anywhere.


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Re: Radiator Shell Lacing

Post by cntbill » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:14 pm

Makes sense, Nice headlamp !


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Re: Radiator Shell Lacing

Post by DHort » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:06 pm

My car should be all black. A previous owner plated the headlights, shroud, and side lights. 1920 - wanted it to look like a brass car.


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Re: Radiator Shell Lacing

Post by Adam » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:42 am

I believe the original lacing wrapped around and tucked between the shroud and the lacing on the loop above it.

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Re: Radiator Shell Lacing

Post by DanTreace » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:00 am

Ford Service photos of end of radiator shell lace, just trim the loose end short to hang just inside the shell behind the frame.



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Re: Radiator Shell Lacing

Post by cntbill » Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:47 am

DHort wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:06 pm
My car should be all black. A previous owner plated the headlights, shroud, and side lights. 1920 - wanted it to look like a brass car.
Wondering about that, but still looks neat....

Adam wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:42 am
I believe the original lacing wrapped around and tucked between the shroud and the lacing on the loop above it.
Sounds like a plan....
DanTreace wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:00 am
Ford Service photos of end of radiator shell lace, just trim the loose end short to hang just inside the shell behind the frame.
Much better photos then the Ford Service book that I have....


Thanks guys! Solves my mystery...

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