I have two radiators to choose from for a 26 touring and I am wondering which one you think will work best. One is a single flat tube and the other is a 4 row round tube. Both are in really good shape. I will be using this car pretty hard and maybe pulling a trailer. Thanks for your thoughts. Dennis
Put one on and rig up a temperature gauge to see how hot it gets. Then put the other one on and do the same test.
I'd put my money on the four row round tube. If the tubes are still attached to the fins, I would think the four row would have more surface area which would dissipate more heat.
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Dennis, unless the flat tube is an aftermarket radiator, it should have two rows of flat tubes. In at least part of 1926, Ford branches installed two row flat tube radiators as a Ford experiment with them. They proved inadequate so Ford went back to the four row round tube. I had a March of 1926 T that came from the San Francisco area that had the original two row flat tube radiator.
Dennis, the proof of the pudding will be in the boiling. A single row flat tube I have never heard of. I'm with Keith and suggest the 4 row round tube should be the better one.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
Thanks to all, This must be an aftermarket radiator because it is for sure a single core that is about 1 inch deep and 1/8th inch opening. The 4 core round tube is what I will use on this car.