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Old 09-16-2016, 12:18 PM   #1
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Are the early flat head radiators split into two separate sections left-right? I want put lower radiator hose drains on. Do I need a drain on each side or will one drain work?
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Old 09-16-2016, 12:24 PM   #2
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Only the core is split. The tanks are single chamber, so only one drain is needed.
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Old 09-16-2016, 12:37 PM   #3
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Were all years split cores 32-53 or were the later ones not split?
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:22 PM   #4
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Hose drains? Do you mean radiator drain?
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:53 PM   #5
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Were all years split cores 32-53 or were the later ones not split?
I think 1941 Ford was the last year for the split radiator as the old time hole in the grille and radiator for hand cranking was discontinued. I remember my OEM 40 Ford radiator was split.

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Old 09-16-2016, 03:47 PM   #6
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Wasn't just 39-40-41 split core? I know 32 thru 37 is not!!!!
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Old 09-16-2016, 03:52 PM   #7
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Rockfla, I think you are correct. Does it have something to do with the radiator on these models sitting lower and the hand crank passing through the core area?
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Old 09-17-2016, 10:59 AM   #8
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Answer to 39Topless My block drains will not come out and there is no drain in the radiator. If you cut a small section out of the lower radiator hose and install pipe with a petcock you have a lower radiator hose drain.
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