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Old 08-11-2019, 09:12 PM   #1
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Neat. Do You have any side views of the car?
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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

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Congrats!
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:18 AM   #5
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Can you post a link to the speedster section?

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interesting radiator or is that a cover? I like how the stainless and the wheels standout against the patina.
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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
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:35 AM   #8
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I would like to see a picture of the rear end to get abetter idea of what it looks like.
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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

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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.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:51 PM   #11
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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.
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.
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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.
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What happened to your donkey radiator cap??
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:13 AM   #14
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well it was slowin me down, had to put the quail on for the added speed
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I have a 1/4 size "Deathproof Duck" for my mascot! I love it!!

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ill maybe find something more fitting to the rig
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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".
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rodding out cleaning the tubes at the rad shop pushing rods through the tubes cant do that on honeycomb
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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.

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Old 08-17-2019, 07:58 AM   #20
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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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