I was just on Macs website (looking at a diagram) and noticed they now have a radiator shell offered for low years 17-23. Says it's brass, two piece (apron included). No photo available yet.
I called them asking about this. I was told this is a new item they are now offering, and that they are not stocking them, but will take orders for an estimated two month delivery time. The rep also took my name and contact info, and said they would contact their vendor (she didn't know who it was) to find out more info; is it plated, etc. I asked to get photos also, if possible.
Anybody know any more about this? I'll keep you updated on any additional info I hear from them. Price seems reasonable (less than $200) if it's a decent repro.
If they don't put up a picture or more information, I doubt they will get a lot of orders.
I've seen good originals (steel) at swap meets for under $100, sometimes under $50. I'd rather spend the extra dough on something unavailable elsewhere that I can't make or fix up myself.
Brass? Plated? Sounds like it might be more for the hot rod people.
Some years back someone did make a steel copy of the low radiator cover. Looks ok. We have one at the shop.
Use a great deal of caution when dealing with Mac's.
Howell's sheet metal sells a reproduction radiator shell for both the high and low T radiator's. By the looks in the catalog its original in design.
Their website is www.fordor.com.
I ended up with a repro made years ago that looked great, but, the hole for the radiator neck was in the wrong place.
John - Maybe it's me, but in looking at every section of the Howell website, I wasn't able to find any T shells. Plenty for 28 and up, but didn't see any for Ts. Even did a search; still no T shells.
I have some originals in very good condition not cheap email@example.com
Its in their catalog. Its the newest catalog I have. Its catalog #55, page 15, item no. 1620L.
I just looked at their website and I don't see it either.
The catalog I have is the one I got at Chickasha in March.
They list a lot of Model A and early V-8 shells also. If they build that many other early Ford shells it seems they could build a T shell.
Speedway motors list them with no script, $124.00, looks good script would be no problem. KB