What is the best lining to use where the hood and radiator come together? Do you install the lining on the hood? This is for a 1914 brass radiator. I want to keep my new radiator pretty.
Crimp the strip under the long tabs on the underside of the hood panels.
We sell the leather for this, Bob
Leather is authentic, but it dries out and shrinks over time. Insertion rubber works as well and lasts.
Allan from down under.
Warvin--Leather is used on the hood. It is very difficult to install the leather as it comes from suppliers. You need to be very careful to not distort the hood by pinching out the metal flange under the hood. I found that I could thin the leather by carefully holding it against a grinding wheel with my thumb on the backside. I could then push the leather into the flange. It may take several thinning attempts. Then I carefully lightly hit the flange with a hammer to tighten the leather.
For what it is worth I just glued them in with black RTV. That way I did not have to distort the flange. On a show car that might not be an option but it works on my nice 14 driver.
(Message edited by paulmikeska on November 02, 2015)
Dan is right.I use leather strips on my Hood
on my 1911. Most Motel T suppliers have them.I put a new set on and rotate them from the back to the front of the hood. When they get messed up from the heat of the radiator, I get a new set.