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My Radiator Shell

Discussion in 'California Custom Roadsters' started by oino, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. oino

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    Got my radiator shell. It's nice. Even for plain. But I'm having a problem at the top. I don't have a top fill neck. So I don't have anything at the top to support the shell and it tilts forward a bit and wobbles. I know with the car and running, it's going to rattle.

    And what can use for a grill. What would be the best way to attact something.
    I will be powder coating it.
     
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    Hi Chris,
    With the 4 bolts on the bottom flange tight to a solid radiator tab, the top of the shell should be pretty stout. Our Glass shell flexes much more then the steel ones.
    I think I would try to locate the upper part of the shell with a channel(s) that would straddle the upper radiator tank with rubber pads between the two...similar to a normal lower, later model, radiator cradle.
    As far as a grill, that's your choice..use what you like. to attach that may require you to move the shell forward a tad, the T radiator did not use a screen/grill, just make sure whatever you use does not damage the radiator.
     
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    You were right. I got it mounted today and the top is tight.
    I found some polished stainless steel wire mesh for the grill.
     
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    Chris you can buy the fake filler neck from speedway motors then get the wings or bone top with or without moto meter lots of choices. I got the wings and moto but with a working radiator its a lousy design imho. Uses shims under it to line up the wings straight but doesnt line up for crap. both me and my buddy had to go with a different top that didnt have to be straight when seated.. So more money waisted lol..
     
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    I used two "O" rings one between motometer and one in filler cap works great.
     

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    Similar to what Dirt-T did, I used a thick flat rubber washer and works well.
     
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    Hmmm never thought of a o ring or rubber washer . I just used the flat shim washer and need to find something wide enough to tighten up the chrome cap without scratching the pee out of it. Used a plastic sliding clamp but couldnt get it super tight so it still had some bubbles after car was running for a while. Thanks for the tip
     






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