Looking at the lower water outlet casting I was surprised to see the word "Ford" appear twice, in two different sized scripts. Any idea why Ford would have done this?
Tim to make perfectly clear that its not a Chevy
The Ford script looks authentic, but I've never seen a brass one. (and that doesn't mean much - I haven't seen a lot)
Second time today - that's the inlet casting. Cool water from the bottom of the radiator enters the block on the left side at center; hot water exits the head, entering the radiator top tank through the outlet connection.
Thanks for sharing that, Tim !
There would not be a Ford script on the outlet of a 1917 Ford.
I would say it's a replacement.
If it is brass or bronze, then it is most likely a reproduction.