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Old 04-27-2021, 02:06 AM   #1
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Default 1933/34 radiator mounting pads.

I would like to know the approximate thickness of the rubber pads under the radiator mounts.
If someone could help before I install properly would be great as it must affect alignment of the hood.
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Old 04-27-2021, 02:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1933/34 radiator mounting pads.

I have used frame whelping and also 1/8" rubber pads. Neither will effect the hood alignment. A 1/8" over a 3' fall will have very little effect.
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Old 05-01-2021, 01:54 AM   #3
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Thanks Tinker.
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Old 05-01-2021, 09:27 AM   #4
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Default Re: 1933/34 radiator mounting pads.

Sometimes I'll work with the rubber pads to add/remove a bit of thickness to get the alignment the way I want it. Every car is just a bit different - though we all know that the geometry between the bottom of the radiator, the radiator itself, the cowl rods and the hood itself usually needs a bit of adjustment to get it just right. Keep in mind, this is especially true if the radiator has been reworked, re-cored or is a reproduction - things may not be exactly as they came from Ford, so a bit of "shimming" can be necessary.
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:57 PM   #5
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Default Re: 1933/34 radiator mounting pads.

Graham,


I finally got around to tracking down the NOS pads that I have. They measure 1 3/16" x 2" x 5/32" with the hole centered. There were heavily reinforced with fabric suggesting that they may have been made from recycled tires.
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Thanks David, that about matches what I have used.
The radiator is in now so will leave as is.
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