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Beater 08-11-2019 09:12 PM

fun day with un expected bonus
 

https://i.imgur.com/ovkpvKI.jpg

Brian SATX 08-11-2019 09:15 PM

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Neat. Do You have any side views of the car?

Beater 08-11-2019 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Brian SATX (Post 1787005)
Neat. Do You have any side views of the car?

there is a whole big write up in the speedster section with many pics if you wish to have a peek aswell

https://i.imgur.com/aI3H9fV.jpg

Chuck Dempsey 08-12-2019 09:54 AM

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Congrats!

Bruce of MN 08-13-2019 03:18 AM

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Can you post a link to the speedster section?

Thanks!

mike657894 08-13-2019 08:49 AM

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interesting radiator or is that a cover? I like how the stainless and the wheels standout against the patina.

Beater 08-13-2019 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by mike657894 (Post 1787482)
interesting radiator or is that a cover? I like how the stainless and the wheels standout against the patina.

rad is an original honeycomb not a cover
link to speedster section

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/group...scussionid=813

Truckerjim 08-13-2019 11:35 AM

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I would like to see a picture of the rear end to get abetter idea of what it looks like.

Beater 08-13-2019 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Truckerjim (Post 1787542)
I would like to see a picture of the rear end to get abetter idea of what it looks like.

like I said, all kids of pictures here, and story

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/group...scussionid=813

SkimmerBob 08-14-2019 08:30 AM

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I bought a radiator at the swap meet at the Dearborn MARC meet last week that’s “HoneyComb” like that. The guy said it was a 28. I like the look.

Tom Wesenberg 08-14-2019 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by SkimmerBob (Post 1787879)
I bought a radiator at the swap meet at the Dearborn MARC meet last week that’s “HoneyComb” like that. The guy said it was a 28. I like the look.

The bad thing about the honeycomb radiator is that it can't be rodded out.
It may be the right fit for a 28, but Model A's never came new with honeycomb radiators.

Beater 08-14-2019 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom Wesenberg (Post 1787969)
The bad thing about the honeycomb radiator is that it can't be rodded out.
It may be the right fit for a 28, but Model A's never came new with honeycomb radiators.

no they didn't. they are replacements.

NZ28ModelA 08-14-2019 10:09 PM

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What happened to your donkey radiator cap??
:)

Beater 08-15-2019 04:13 AM

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well it was slowin me down, had to put the quail on for the added speed

NZ28ModelA 08-16-2019 03:45 PM

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I have a 1/4 size "Deathproof Duck" for my mascot! I love it!!

Steve

Beater 08-16-2019 07:58 PM

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ill maybe find something more fitting to the rig

SkimmerBob 08-16-2019 08:59 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Wesenberg (Post 1787969)
The bad thing about the honeycomb radiator is that it can't be rodded out.
It may be the right fit for a 28, but Model A's never came new with honeycomb radiators.

Well the Price was right and it seems to work well so far. I still have the original and maybe at a later date I'll pick your brain on the procedure of this "rodding out".

Beater 08-16-2019 10:59 PM

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rodding out cleaning the tubes at the rad shop pushing rods through the tubes cant do that on honeycomb

Joe K 08-17-2019 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Beater (Post 1788793)
rodding out cleaning the tubes at the rad shop pushing rods through the tubes cant do that on honeycomb

IIRC, the Honeycomb is made up of "strips" which are soldered together to make full tubes and then formed in a press to the zig-zag shape of the honeycomb.

A rod will not pass from one end to the other because of the zig-zag, and the strip construction is prone to leak either in freezing - or simply "solder corrosion" of the joint which all 60-40 solders are prone to.

I have had my honeycomb boiled out, created a few leaks in doing so, repaired the leaks, only to find a few more until it got set aside.

Everything has a life - the honeycomb deserved a rest. I will give it credit though - even before boiling, the car never boiled over.

Joe K

SkimmerBob 08-17-2019 07:58 AM

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My original radiator is not a honeycomb,but does have a few leaks and i bet it could use a good rodding. So for now the honeycomb will do the job, until I can repair and rod out the original.
So while we have hijacked this thread is rodding just removing the tanks and running a rod through the tubes(like a gun barrel cleaning rod?) then replacing the tanks.


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