Thought this is worth posting - G&O radiator, New Haven, CT.
Casual research on Google indicates appears that G&O Manufacturing also made honeycomb radiators. It appears that company still exists in New Haven.
That's a pretty beefy looking radiator, thanks for posting the pics.
I really like that thing. The price doesn't sound bad either if it doesn't leak and isn't all plugged up.
He overlooked the most important detail, is it a tall or short radiator? Looks short, but I've been fooled before.
Yep, sounds great. Can't be much wrong with it that can't be fixed. Don't let it go to a *rat rod*.
With those two cross supports, It will never look correct enough.
One thing about it, if it leaks you can unbolt it and fix it...
I have seen that same radiator on a well built model t engined power plant mounted on a cast iron base.
Not a good radiator for hot climates. Notice how few rows of tubes that it has. It would work for a stationary engine under lite load but on a vehicle pulling a hill the "coffee water" would be ready quick.
SOLD. Now I have to figure a way to get it to Kansas. J
I have only saw 1 other of those and it was priced HIGH.
Well as Paul Harvey said: "here's the rest of the story.
On Monday 9-1 I read this thread, clicked on the link and read the ad on Craigslist. I waited till Tuesday afternoon to check on it and no one had much to say after the first 6 hours.
About 8 years ago found one of these on eBay and had a good bid on it till the last few minutes. If I remember right it sold for something like $440.00, way more than I could afford with shipping. It was the only one I'd ever seen at that point. I think I may have seen a TT on eBay with one a few years later with one but cant remember for sure. (there is one on Ebay now that has this rad on it.)
So I wait a few hours so the guy can make it home and I call him, yes he still had it for sale, even got a few calls already. I said that the price was fair and had no reason for ask anything lower, he laughed because he'd had it for a few years on Craigslist at $200.00 and had not been able to sell it.
I said I had one problem to figure out and that was I needed to get it to Kansas as I was a ways away. I told him I'd call him tomorrow with what I figured out.
On Wednesday I got hold of my son-in-law who is in South Carolina. He is from the Detroit area and his Dad still lives there. My idea was to paypal money to Steve's dad, have him pay for it and pick it up. The next step of the plan was how to get it here. Rob H had posted that he got to MI ok as that weekend was the OCF, so an idea goes off in my head. I call Rob, said sure no problem but he's not coming right back to NEB as Hersey is a few weeks later, I say no problem if it takes a few weeks.
Ok so I set up a few ideas, how to get it from PA to KS, I have friends in McPherson and Wichita, but Remember of a non T guy right here who goes so the idea is when Rob gets to PA it had a truck ride back to Hays. Weeks go by it's Thursday at the start of Hershey and I call Rob, he didn't get to go this year so on to plan B.
Plan B is I'm not in a hurry and so will just some how make it happen and if it does not happen before the Speedster Reunion in June I'll get it then, I tell Rob I'm not needing it right off and so we'll just make it work.
Wednesday at 7:10 am I get a call, sleeplessly I get the jest that Rob is on his way to Tulsa and just north of Wichita and has my Radiator with him. He says he is then heading to Dodge City for a work meeting and will be there this afternoon. I get excited that today I get my radiator.
I call Rob around noon to check in and after 15 minutes we decide to meet in Great Bend on Thursday in the afternoon after he gets done with his am meeting.
So that's what happened I meet Rob in the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant on the east side of town about 4pm. 5 minutes later he's on his way back to Neb. in his rental and me to Hays. Here are some resized photos I took. The one thing of note besides the face the tanks and side are made out of cast iron it the core is flat tube, one row of 20 tubes that run from the front to the back. Looks like a 2 1/2 to 3 inch thick core. It also is in such great shape it may me NOS, I'll just call it NNOS or near new old stock. Jerry
Looks like a really good one Jerry, glad it all worked out for you. Now for my "rest of the story"...being it was bought in Michigan it must be one of those "deer proof" cast iron radiators!!
Being November in Michigan the crops are being cut, it is dark early and I have been dodging damn deer on the road for weeks. The bow hunters are out and the gun hunters are in the fields and woods getting ready for opening day so they are all stirred up and also going into rut.
With that "deer proof" radiator in a Model T you could probably bounce them right into the ditch and keep going!
Don't really know what it was designed for but before you handle it much more you better put on some shoes instead of sandals or the next photo might be a big broken toe.
I'm waiting for my finders fee…...
Nice one. G&O made several styles of aftermarket radiators for the Ford cars.
That one is made for the Ton Truck.
Adv. from 1921
Interesting that it's advertised,....."cannot be injured by freezing". Hmmmm,.....kinda' gotta' question that, huh?
Great! Congratulations on a successful acquisition.
(It is a neat looking radiator)
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Erik, no problem, I'll be buying Rob a steak dinner in June at the speedster reunion, come and you can join us. I'll bet there will be adult beverages too!
Dan thanks for the ads, It's going on a 21 TT and should fit perfect.
That will be crazy cool on a TT.
The heavy outer casting is inset for the hood, and includes the retainer fitting for the hood rod. Neat.
Without needing a shell, the bare cast iron outer casting will create that Ford Tough Truck look!
Dan, that's the same idea I had. There is a TT on eBay that ended yesterday with one on it.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Needs-complete-restoration-Solid-bones-/321570251228?ssP ageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=eM8sZz1%252FiRKmfy riaKPj3in3EoE%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
Jerry, you should have bought the truck. By the time you're through buying me dinner and booze in Lincoln you'll have that much in your radiator alone......
Dang, Now I have another thing to hunt down for my TT project.
Dang, Now I have another thing to hunt down for my TT project. That is one really cool looking Radiator.
Scott, it's not TT as in Old Henry made them. I just plan to build a TT with as many aftermarket items as I can find. Just my plan.
Jerome, I am on the same trek. I picked up a TT chassis and it came loaded with a bunch of little things as well as a Muncie 3 speed and a Universal low and lower back at the rearend. In the rear it's got Rocky Mountain Brakes. I have yet to look into the engine, but I know it's got aluminum pistons, be kinda cool if it had some crazy internal parts. I have a couple Ruxtell's, one I bought for the wheels and rims. I really like the looks of that Radiator!! I've even picked up a front axel with a extra leaf spring that runs under the axel.
Neat spring, wait a bit and I bet Dan will find it in an ad.
You may need a spring like that, to carry that heavy-arsed radiator?