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1917-1923 T-Bucket Aluminum Radiator

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Specs
Material Type:
Aluminum
Overall Height:
-
Overall Width:
18.75
Transmission Cooler:
Yes
Tube Style:
Downflow
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Overall Thickness:
4.00
Row Quantity:
Dual
Finish:
-
Inlet Location:
Upper Left
Inlet Size:
1.50
Outlet Location:
Lower Right
Core Height:
16.00
Core Width:
18.38
Core Thickness:
2.25
Filler Neck Height:
2.25
Shroud:
No
Radiator Style:
Single Pass
Garage Sale:
No
Notes
1/4" NPT fittings for transmission cooler. 1/4" NPT fitting for drain. 1/4" NPT fitting for overflow. 1.75" wide mounting feet on both sides.
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1917-1923 T-Bucket Aluminum Radiator

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These 1917-1923 T-Bucket radiators are built to work without a grille shell and look good doing it! Speedway T-bucket radiators do not use a conventional "pressure" radiator cap, rather they use the decorative "T" caps to seal the neck at the top of the radiator. A hidden pop-off valve (sold separately) is used for pressure control. Gasket # 91112222 is very helpful for sealing the decorative "T" caps.

Features Chevy position outlets, auto transmission cooler, and approx. 1 gallon capacity. These accept "T" radiator caps and accessories, but are not included.

  1. The upper neck is left of center about 6".
  2. 4" upper tank thickness, 3" strap thicknes that encases the core, 2.25" core
  3. Uses 2 each 1" wide core tube
  4. Choose from buffed or polished

Learn more about how radiators work and selecting the proper radiator for your vehicle by reading our tech article. Radiator Cooling Performance.

 

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Brassworks 10-27H T-Bucket Radiator
(Part #2191000)
                        

If you like the original brass look for your t-bucket, we've got you covered. This Brassworks radiator is made of the finest brass and has a staggered tube four row core, 3 1/2" thick. It is polished to the highest shine and we also offer a brass shroud with a Spal electric fan and a brass overflow tank. The upper 1 1/2" radiator hose connection is centered at the top and the 1 3/4" lower is on the passenger side lower. 19 3/4" wide, 20 1/8" tall.

  • Does NOT  include a transmission cooler
  • Contains a dummy neck
  • Contains a filler neck
  • Core thickness is 3-27/64"
  • Overall radiator width is 20"
  • Overall mounting width is 24"
  • Overall radiator height including dummy neck is 23"
  • Overall radiator height less dumy neck is 21"
  • Overall radiator thickness is 4-5/8"
  • Overall upper tank height is 4-7/8" 
  • Overall radiator thickness including dummy neck is 7-1/4"

Learn more about how radiators work and selecting the proper radiator for your vehicle by reading our tech article. Radiator Cooling Performance.

 

Garage Sale - 1917-1923 T-Bucket Polished Aluminum Radiator
(Part #91015600-PGS)
                        

These 1917-1923 T-Bucket radiators are built to work without a grille shell and look good doing it!

This aluminum T-bucket radiator does not use a conventional "pressure" radiator cap, rather it uses the decorative "T" caps to seal the neck at the top of the radiator. A hidden pop-off valve (sold separately) is used for pressure control. Chevy position outlets, with auto transmission cooler.

Gasket #91112222 is very helpful for sealing the decorative "T" caps.

These use "T" radiator caps and accessores but are not included

 

This is garage sale priced because the necks are crooked and the finish is not the best.

 

NO WARRANTY, NO RETURNS ON GARAGE SALE ITEMS 

AFCO 1923 T-Bucket Aluminum Radiator, Chevy Engine
(Part #10680167)
                        

When it comes to the cooling performance of these radiators, they are second to none. AFCO Aluminum radiators allow your car to remain at a constant temperature, which means that power delivery is more consistent. The uniformity of an all-aluminum construction radiator allows for the best pound for pound heat transfer characteristics.

  • Grille shell mounting tabs are 16” center to center and each tab is 3” tall (this allows for various shell manufacturers dimensions)
  • Width @ Mounting Tabs:  17-7/8” (side to side)
  • Base mount flanges are 21 ¾” side to side
  • Fill neck is on passenger side
  • 100% Aluminum construction (no epoxy)
  • Furnace brazed core
  • Tanks are made of .080” 3003 aluminum for strength and durability
  • TIG welded by skilled craftsmen in the USA
  • Factory pressure-tested
  • Filler necks feature screw-in bleed – won't crack or leak with age

1923 T-Bucket Radiator Installation Instructions (PDF)

NOTE: Due to the modified nature of these vehicles, some radiators will require a minimum of drilling, etc. to mount.

Learn more about how radiators work and selecting the proper radiator for your vehicle by reading our tech article. Radiator Cooling Performance

Radiator Pressure Relief Valves
(Part #91015805)
                        

This valve is used with Speedway's aluminum T-bucket radiator (91015600). It threads into a 1/4" NPT hole in the top radiator tank and it limits the pressure in the radiator to 15 psi.

The aluminum T-bucket radiator does not use a conventional "pressure" radiator cap, rather it uses the decorative "T" caps to seal the neck at the top of the radiator.

The arrow on the valve indicates the flow from the radiator.

Model T Filler Neck Gaskets, Set/5
(Part #91112222)
                        

Set of 5 radiator filler neck gaskets.

Book - The Official Guide to Cooling Systems
(Part #91085230)
                        

Learn the secrets of how a cooling system works so you can solve your own cooling system problems. This book was written by a man who has 20-plus years preparing pre-1948 cars for the 4,000-mile Great Race across the United States. Great info for all, but geared toward the Flathead Ford V8.

By Randy Rundle. 8.5" x 11", 36 pages.