Repro Radiator Shell

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Repro Radiator Shell
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Barker - Dayton, OH on Monday, November 04, 2013 - 10:20 am:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jared Buckert on Monday, November 04, 2013 - 11:09 am:

If they don't put up a picture or more information, I doubt they will get a lot of orders.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, November 04, 2013 - 11:34 am:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Monday, November 04, 2013 - 12:18 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Will Copeland - Trenton, New Jersey on Monday, November 04, 2013 - 12:31 pm:

Use a great deal of caution when dealing with Mac's.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Monday, November 04, 2013 - 01:50 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike_black on Monday, November 04, 2013 - 09:31 pm:

I ended up with a repro made years ago that looked great, but, the hole for the radiator neck was in the wrong place.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Barker - Dayton, OH on Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 08:36 am:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Danuser on Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 08:38 am:

I have some originals in very good condition not cheap danuser88@ktis.net


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 08:59 am:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By keith g barrier on Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 09:16 am:

Speedway motors list them with no script, $124.00, looks good script would be no problem. KB


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