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    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
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"

    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
          Henry Ford said
          "It's all nuts and bolts"

          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?

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