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Old 04-15-2018, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default brassworks radiator-6 fin vs 10 fin per inch

I have a new Brassworks radiator 10 fin 1930-1 that my original cap goes in but then only turns a tiny bit and won't stay on.

I bought this at a local auto store who now is out of business and can't take it back. It has never been used other than to install it.

I was going to try to grind or file it some so the cap would fit, but was advised to leave it alone for a possible return.

So now my question is, do any of you have their 6 fin unit that is more like the original and is the 6 fin version also good for cooling and more "original" point wise for judging? Any problems with the caps fitting on the 6 fin version lately?

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Old 04-15-2018, 02:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: brassworks radiator- original cap won't fit

You could call Brassworks and explain your problem to them.
Then ask them for recommendation/suggestion on how to correct it.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: brassworks radiator- original cap won't fit

Thanks. I did check with them and they said they would try to fix it if I return it.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:38 PM   #4
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Default Re: brassworks radiator- original cap won't fit

In what way doesn't the cap fit? depth, diameter, or what? Pictures would help.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:44 PM   #5
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Default Re: brassworks radiator- original cap won't fit

Thanks. I received advice to try to send it back and not mess with it.
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:22 PM   #6
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Default Re: brassworks radiator- original cap won't fit

Thanks. The cap only turns a tiny bit and won't stay on. I will try to get a refund and send it back. I guess I should not try to fix it, as then it can't be returned.
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:19 PM   #7
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Default Re: brassworks radiator-6 fin vs 10 fin per inch

Be sure your cap is the correct one. Make sure the cap has the correct gasket. Check your cap in a known good radiator neck. I assume you have did all of that but you never know for sure. If your cap has been used in a worn or bent neck and has two thick of gasket it may have trouble working correctly in a new radiator neck.
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:33 AM   #8
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Default Re: brassworks radiator-6 fin vs 10 fin per inch

I bought 2 reproduction caps, and my original show cap and none will turn on more than a little bit and the cap falls off. It is just too tight to get the cap all the way on and so I will ask Brassworks to please let me return it.

Edited to also say that it does not matter what fins (original 6 fin design or new 10 fins), both are considered reproductions if from current suppliers and get the same reduction in points for judging, unless it is truly an original radiator.
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