Installing a 1926 Radiator.

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Installing a 1926 Radiator.

Post by Mike Robinson » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:15 am

Does any one have a clear view or cutaway showing the proper installation of a radiator on a 1926 T ? I have a Ford manual but the photos aren’t clear as to the correct layout of all the Layers of parts starting with the fenders on up to the crown nut.

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Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

Post by John Warren » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:35 am

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Post by AdminJeff » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:21 am

All of Martyns technical drawings are in our forum gallery. A treasure trove of info! Just click the camera icon that says "Gallery" on the upper right of any page on the forum, or click here:

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Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

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That is a treasure trove. Bookmarked for future use.


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Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

Post by RustyFords » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:45 am

It wasn’t until I installed my radiator for the first time that I realized that part of the lower thimble’s job is to guide the radiator and shell into position.
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Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

Post by Mike Robinson » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:00 pm

Thanks, This makes it much more clear . I will check out the gallery. I didn’t know to look there. Mike Robinson

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Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

Post by ArthurB » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:59 pm

Mike, I did this recently on my 1927. If you preload the bottom spring by putting flat stock or washers between the frame and the bottom of the stud, the job is much easier. Otherwise you may not have enough thread showing at the top to start tightening down the nut at the top.


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Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

Post by Original Smith » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:53 pm

No different that any other high radiator that I can see.


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Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

Post by Mike Robinson » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:54 pm

Seeing a more clear drawing really helped. The lower thimble didn’t fit the hole drilled in the radiator flange . I had to ream it out. When I got the roadster the hood didn’t fit right . It was sitting up to high. Now I see why. Now everything lines up. Thanks.

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Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

Post by George N Lake Ozark » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:18 pm

Just a word of caution. When I changed out my old hardware with new the new springs were too long and stiff. Glad I kept the old ones and used them. cleaned up ,repainted and everything went together like a charm using the old springs.


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Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

Post by Mike Robinson » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:26 pm

Yes . The new springs were to long. I used the old ones. I also preloaded the bottom spring as suggested. That’s the only way I could get enough thread to start the nut. All good now . Thanks for the help.


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Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

Post by Allan » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:04 am

You can cheat a little length in the stud by winding the lower nut on just far enough to get the split pin in. Then back the plate off until it binds on the nut. This often means two or the thread coils are left above the plate.

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