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Berg's Radiator

Post by RustyFords » Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:25 pm

I have to brag on Berg's Radiators for a minute.

I installed the new flat-tube Berg's radiator in my T last year, just as the hot weather was ending in Texas. The highest temp it saw before things cooled down was just under 90 degrees. Hot, mind you, but nowhere near what the Houston area can dole out.

Over the weekend, my thermometer noted temps just shy of 100 degress. I ran the 24 Touring to the convenience store a few miles away and sat at a stop light for what seemed like an eternity then took the long way home (about 15 miles). The radiator handled it like a champ.
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Re: Berg's Radiator

Post by Original Smith » Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:53 pm

That is what a good radiator should do! However, appearance wise, they look nothing like the originals.

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Re: Berg's Radiator

Post by RustyFords » Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:56 pm

Original Smith wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:53 pm
That is what a good radiator should do! However, appearance wise, they look nothing like the originals.
That's the beauty and fun of stepping away from perfect restorations, like I've done with this car. I'm not attached to anyone's rule book.
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Re: Berg's Radiator

Post by dmdeaton » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:03 pm

Good looking T
I like it 👍


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Re: Berg's Radiator

Post by BHarper » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:23 pm

Don Allen (RustyFords) wrote:

"my thermometer noted temps just shy of 100 degress"

My goodness, isn't that WAY lower than Normal Operating Temperature (NOT) for a Model T?

I had always understood that NOT was around 190 degrees. Running any engine colder that at its designed operating temperature results in inefficient combustion, loss of power and poor fuel consumption.

Or am I wrong? 'Splain me, Lucy.

I put a flat tube Brassworks radiator on my '24 coupe and that poor little thing just would not warm up. After I installed a 190 degree thermostat it became a happy camper. I wondered if I would have been better off buying a round tube radiator.

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Re: Berg's Radiator

Post by Duey_C » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:11 pm

Man, you guys are tough. You can handle 100 degree ambient temperatures!
It's 76 outside and that's blinking warm.
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Re: Berg's Radiator

Post by RustyFords » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:18 pm

dmdeaton wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:03 pm
Good looking T
I like it 👍
Thanks Danny!
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Re: Berg's Radiator

Post by RustyFords » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:23 pm

BHarper wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:23 pm

My goodness, isn't that WAY lower than Normal Operating Temperature (NOT) for a Model T?

Or am I wrong? 'Splain me, Lucy.
100 degrees is roughly the Normal Operating Temp for planet Earth near Houston, Texas in the summertime.

Dunno what the temp of the Model T coolant was. I didn’t measure it, Ricky. ;)
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Re: Berg's Radiator

Post by Susanne » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:35 pm

The only think I see wrong with that radiator... is that it's not belching steam and coolant. Then again, all I have by comparison is my ancient and clogged radiator... :lol:

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Re: Berg's Radiator

Post by RustyFords » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:28 am

Susanne wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:35 pm
The only think I see wrong with that radiator... is that it's not belching steam and coolant. Then again, all I have by comparison is my ancient and clogged radiator... :lol:
Yeah...I tried the belching steam and coolant version.

Quaint, but not practical. 😉
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Re: Berg's Radiator

Post by Philip » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:31 am

same thing here i put one in my car and all cooling issues vanished i dont even carry water anymore. philip

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