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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 11:53 AM
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Posted By saxman657
Re: Radiator Overheating

I like the idea of the block tester. When momma lets me get a high compression head I'll be replacing the gasket anyway:rolleyes: But this tester will work on a Model A even though it isn't a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,236
Posted By saxman657
Re: Radiator Overheating

You're the second person to tell me bout removing the head and clean the water jackets. Lye has been mentioned for a real good cleaning. I'm actually due to pull the engine for re-bappiting. I'm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 10:31 AM
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Posted By saxman657
Re: Radiator Overheating

I'm looking at using "Royal Purple Ice" as a cooling system optimizer and conditioner. Supposed to drop temps by up to 25 degrees. Says it fights corrosion, electrolysis & erosion. Funny thing is,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By saxman657
Re: Radiator Overheating

I used Thermocure which s made by Evaporust. Shouldn't this do the job on the cooling jackets? Maybe a course of Rust911 too just to be sure? If I go with a new radiator I would really like to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By saxman657
Re: Radiator Overheating

It appears that mine is a 10 fin/inch radiator. If I have to buy a new one, several folks have pushed me towards a Berg Radiator (3 core 12 fin/inch), but at $795+shipping, a bit pricey. Do you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,236
Posted By saxman657
Re: Radiator Overheating

Not sure how old it is, but I'm sure it's not an original. I believe my wife's uncle rebuilt the car in the late 80's, so he probably installed a used radiator (or maybe new?) then. Outwardly it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,236
Posted By saxman657
Re: Radiator Overheating

Timing is good. Try to exhaust all options before pulling radiator, though this will make it easier to attach the new shroud I purchased! Just added pans to both sides since I didn't have them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,236
Posted By saxman657
Re: Radiator Overheating

I'm back to water and a wetting agent since that seemed to work best. 'm think I may have dislodged some crud into the radiator? Cooling jackets???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,236
Posted By saxman657
Radiator Overheating

I'm sure this query will be somewhat repetitive from others, but here goes. First background: I started the TLC of my father-in-law's Model A last year. First time out after changing out filters in...
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