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Old 06-03-2018, 03:16 PM   #21
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I would have the original radiator recored,the only problem that I had was the steel mounting strap under the radiator bottom tank was not flush and it would not mount correctly,I brought it back to the shop and they fixed it.
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Old 06-03-2018, 04:11 PM   #22
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Like mentioned before, Bert's in Denver have great rebuilt ones.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:33 PM   #23
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Like mentioned before, Bert's in Denver have great rebuilt ones.
I bought one from Snyder's last year I didn't tell them what I wanted what I did tell them was to send me the best radiator they had. It fit like a glove and cools the old model A like a champ. These vendors know what they have and if you can't trust them don't do business with

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Old 06-04-2018, 12:26 AM   #24
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I got Bratton's heavy duty radiator for my 28 Tudor a few months ago. Fits like a glove, cools great. Solved my overheating problem and looks good.
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:58 AM   #25
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I just replaced my old leaky radiator last weekend. I got a Berg's radiator based on a search of posts from this site which all seemed to have good things to say about Berg's. It fits perfect and appears to be really well-constructed!
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Old 06-09-2018, 11:17 AM   #26
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My 1930 Radiator, on the car I purchased just was beyond use. The car had been a cosmetic showroom vehicle and not really used. I did some looking around, and found a fellow on ebay, which can be kind of scary, but, I took a chance and bought a radiator from him. He is in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Installation of a replacement showed up a difference in the top neck length but other than that a perfect fit, and no more overheating. It has 9 fins per inch flat fin style, and has three rows of about 100 tubes ( a bit more than the one I took off)
Here is the title on ebay! His feedback is 100% Brand NEW Ford Model A Radiator HEAVY DUTY 1930 1931 Aftermarket BRASS & COPPER
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:54 PM   #27
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I just bought one from Bergs. Looks great and heavy duty!
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Old 06-09-2018, 11:18 PM   #28
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Just fitted a 10 fin radiator from Snyders - took a minimum amount of fitting and works great. Car runs cool even in the 95 degree Texas heat. Don't forget to add an outlet filter!
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:08 AM   #29
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The Brassworks site still shows they have Model A & AA reproduction radiators.. I see that multiple posters say theyíve removed from their website, but theyíre listed.

Does anyone recommend any of the radiators from Snyderís? I see that Brattonís, Model A Medic, and Bertís all sell the Brassworks radiators.


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Old 06-13-2018, 10:04 AM   #30
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I spoke with Snyders and Bergs yesterday. Snyders are made by Independent Radiator Co.

Bergs wait time is at least 4 weeks. Bergs are $200 more than Snyder.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:01 AM   #31
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I installed a Bergs 13 fin radiator. It is a first class build. WOW, WOW,WOW. Oh did I say wow.

It cooled me off by at least 30 degrees. Before on 20 minute run at 55-60 i would get up to 200-210. No front license plate installed. At 45 mph and under it would stay around 185. The problem was always at speed.

Now, on a 90 degree day at 60 mph for 45 minutes the car stayed at 170-175. And this was with the front license plate installed.

This goes to show you that a flow tested radiator doesn't mean much as far as cooling.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:15 AM   #32
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Last fall I installed a 4 row radiator from Bert's Model A Ford Center in Colorado. I just came back from the MAFCA Convention in Sparks. It was 95 degrees everyday. I took one long hill climb tour to Virginia City. I also took a tour to Lake Tahoe. Went through Carson City and over the 8,000 ft Spooner Pass in 95 degree heat. Used 2nd over for over 5 miles during the climb. I also drove across California's Central Valley going to and from the Convention. Now for the good part; my A never went over 180 degrees climbing mountains, and, in fact, the A stayed at 175 degrees on a flat road. I totaled over 800 miles on this tour. I am super happy with the Bert's 4 row radiator!!!!!
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:43 PM   #33
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Just fitted a 10 fin radiator from Snyders - took a minimum amount of fitting and works great. Car runs cool even in the 95 degree Texas heat. Don't forget to add an outlet filter!
Outlet filter?
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:21 AM   #34
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Outlet filter is installed in the upper radiator hose to catch crud from going into the radiator. You can buy an expensive gano filter or go to Amazon or the dollar store and get some stainless screens that work very well.
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:07 PM   #35
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I installed the 10 fin radiator I purchased from Snyders about 3 months ago. Very pleased with it, as I have been running my '29 around town in 100 degree-plus Texas weather for several days and no overheating issues at all. Snyders shipping and services is awesome, as well. I also installed a transparent plastic Gano filter and can tell you it does a great job, but admit I'm a bit concerned about its life span, as its beginning to craze a bit. Its still in one piece, so time will tell. If doing it over, I think I would have gone with the brass-bodied version.
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:10 AM   #36
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I have had a Bertís 4 row radiator for several years in my Tudor. It is a very good quality radiator.

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