No announcement yet.

Model A vs Model B radiator

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Model A vs Model B radiator

    These radiators seem to have identical inlets and outlets yet is the model B radiator different capacity/ greater heat exchange than a model A radiator?

  • #2
    Claude since it’s an A related question i moved it here for you. I’m sure someone will know
    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
    Henry Ford said,
    "It's all nuts and bolts"
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr


    • #3
      Not sure, but I used a B radiator to help cool the 55 Olds engine in my 32 back in 62. Due to clearance issues had to "make" a fan. The B radiator also cooled the Pontiac Tempest 4-cyl I ran for a while in the 32. FWIW
      You're probably going to have issues with shell attachment and rad cap issues??
      Paul in CT


      • #4
        Maybe a little better. The Model B still used the 4 cylinder engine so additional cooling would not have been an issue.
        the B radiator had 8 fins per inch as the Model A had 6.


        • #5
          I believe Claude’s car has the V-8
          3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
          Henry Ford said,
          "It's all nuts and bolts"
          "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

          Mitch's Auto Service ctr


          • #6
            If it's a V8, it's not a B....................B designated 4 cyl.
            Paul in CT


            • Mike V. Florida
              Mike V. Florida commented
              Editing a comment
              Without looking it up was not the V8 called the Model 18?

          Related Topics


          • CHL
            Question, Will a 32 radiator fit in a 31 roadster pickup radiator shell?
            by CHL
            a friend putting a v8-60 in needs to know....
            09-03-2019, 11:58 AM
          • JohnB15632
            Radiator straighening
            by JohnB15632
            I figured that there was something wrong with the radiator installation that prevented the hood from aligning correctly.

            Well, I backed my A out into the sunlight and wow, my radiator is catiumbus.

            So, how do I straighten the radiator?

            06-25-2020, 11:27 AM
          • mhsprecher
            New radiator decision
            by mhsprecher
            I need to get a new radiator for my late 28 roadster. The good news is that there are options. The challenge is that there may be more than one good option. Here is what I have narrowed it down to:

            1. New Berg's radiator
            2. New Brassworks round tube radiator
            3. Have Bert's recore my old radiator

            Many people love Berg's radiators. They don't recore anymore,...
            12-02-2018, 09:11 PM
          • Mike V. Florida
            Modern radiator core design
            by Mike V. Florida
            There is a radiator manufacturer near me that advertises all types of radiator cores. While I don't need one now I thought I might take an A core down to them and see what they can offer the hobby. I don't think any of the "Model A" radiator guys sell just cores anymore and was wondering if there would be a market for just cores that you would use your tanks....
            09-26-2017, 02:27 AM
          • DBaldwin
            Radiator neck measurement
            by DBaldwin
            Can I get someone who owns a 28-29 A to measure with a set of calipers the outside neck of their radiator and also count the threads per inch ? Thanks in advance!
            06-27-2021, 09:34 PM
          • dmaxweb
            Replacing Radiator Neck.
            by dmaxweb
            I need to replace the filler neck on an original 30/31 radiator. Can I use a propane torch to remove and replace. What type of solder/flux? I assume I can do this by removing the shell and leaving the radiator on the car. Are the repro filler necks OK?
            04-07-2022, 09:27 AM
          • BillLee/Chandler, TX
            Radiator diagrams
            by BillLee/Chandler, TX
            Does anybody know where I can get the Ford drawings/blueprints for the '29 radiator? I am interested in the specification of the radiator frame dimensions, core placement, etc.


            02-09-2020, 05:40 PM
          • Superhart
            Need a New Radiator
            by Superhart
            I have a 350 Chevy powered 1930 Model A Coupe that has a 1932 Grille shell and hood. Car is NOT a high boy or chopped. Vintage Air is installed with condenser in front of radiator. Turbo 350 transmission. I have a persistent radiator leak that seems to be evident when the car cools off. I tried Barr's Stop Leak but that didn't work. I think it's time to replace the radiator. I want a quality...
            09-30-2021, 04:59 PM
          • ClaudeC
            small radiator leaks, high up on radiator
            by ClaudeC
            Got my 1933 v8 engine running, running great motor sound like a new engine. Experiencing several tiny radiator leaks high up on the radiator. Any ideas how to locate the actual hole? Should I try "stop leak"...
            05-29-2019, 07:52 AM
          • old victoria
            brass works radiator
            by old victoria
            anyone have trouble with a brassworks radiator with the filler neck to short? 1930-31
            12-10-2018, 06:40 PM