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Walker C-487-1 Cobra 1928-1929 Ford Model A Radiator for Chevy Engine

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Specs
Material Type:
Copper
Overall Height:
25.00
Overall Width:
19.25
Color:
Black
Transmission Cooler:
Yes
Tube Style:
Downflow
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Overall Thickness:
4.25
Row Quantity:
3
Finish:
Painted
Inlet Location:
Upper Left
Inlet Size:
1.50
Outlet Location:
Lower Right
Core Height:
19.68
Core Width:
19.00
Core Thickness:
2.00
Filler Neck Height:
2.50
Radiator Style:
Single Pass
MFG. Part #:
C-487-1
Notes
Includes 29 inch long 3/8 inch diameter return line. Transmission cooler fittings are 1/8 inch NPT.
Walker C-487-1 Cobra 1928-1929 Ford Model A Radiator for Chevy Engine

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Details

Reviews

Q & A

What's in the Box

Walker Cobra Series radiators boast a relatively thin, but efficient, high-flow copper core which is ideal for use with mild Small Block engines with stock or low compression ratios. Each radiator is built for a direct fit with heavy gauge steel side brackets and standard mounting holes pre-stamped. Plus, all radiators feature a built-in oil cooler for use with automatic transmissions. They work with original, reproduction, steel or fiberglass grille shells.

  • Dummy filler neck in OEM location - accepts stock type caps & accessories
  • Copper core w/ 1-piece brass tanks
  • Vertical tubes every 1/4" and 17 fins per inch of height
  • Heavy duty 12 Ga. steel side brackets w/ pre-drilled holes
  • Use a 15-18 lb. radiator cap
  • Brass drain cock
  • Simple bolt-in install w/ no modifications to grille or grille shell

Ford Chassis W/ Chevy Engine Application Chart (GIF)

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

 

Specs


Warranties

Walker is now extending their warranty on all Cobra Series radiators to a full ten years, affecting all Cobra Series units manufactured after January 1, 2007.

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
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RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT:

GMayer
Tehachapi, CA 93561, USA

Solid Radiator

October 01, 2014
I feel this radiator is better built then a Henry built original! I am totally impressed with the quality and construction. It fit my original radiator shell perfectly. I haven't run it yet as I just received it but by all indications there will be no problem as the other reviews have stated. The biggest problem I had was taking it out of the package! It is so well packed the box could have been used as a wheel chock for a 747 without damaging the radiator.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Lew
Verified Purchaser
Rohnert Park, CA

Beautiful quality radiator

June 09, 2012
Very nice quality workmanship and finish. Was an exact fit into a 1928 Ford chassis and grill shell. Have been running radiator for 200 miles since install with an electric 16 inch fan including a street rod cruise at almost idle speed for over 2 hours (hundreds of cars)and temp never exceeded 195 degrees in a small block Chevy. Couldn't be happier with this radiator.
Pros:
  • Direct Fit
  • Excellent quality
  • Excellent performance
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

3 questions : 5 answers

2 answers

radiator info. Does the over all height include the top of the fake filler neck or top of the tank? Also, can I get the measurement from the front of the top tank to the real filler neck ? Thank You

ZebWalton
Pa
March 04, 2015

radiator info. Does the over all height include the top of the fake filler neck or top of the tank? Also, can I get the measurement from the front of the top tank to the real filler neck ? Thank You

Answers

March 08, 2015
RodWorks
The height from bottom of bottom tank to top of top tank is 25". The dummy filler neck adds another 1-3/4". The filler neck is quite close to the front of the upper tank -- maybe 1/4" or a little less. The measurement from the front of the tank to the center of the 2-1/4" diameter filler neck is about 1-3/8". The radiator measurements are very accurate in relation to the shell that will mount on it. I've used lots of these radiators with Model A shells and the fit is perfect for both filler location and shell mounting tabs -- which are critical for hood fit.
March 05, 2015
EricM
Overall height is 25” from top of top tank to bottom of bottom tank. The dummy filler is centered in the top tank and extends upward 2.50”. The core is 19.68" tall and 19.00" wide and overall thickness is 4.25” not including the functional filler neck. Sorry we do not have a measurement on how far the functional filler neck extends back.
1 answers

I am using a walker radiator with a 350 chev moter. What lower hose can i use ???

paul@habdy-hands.net
Danbury, Ct
January 16, 2011

I am using a walker radiator with a 350 chev moter. What lower hose can i use ???

Answers

January 20, 2011
John
You inquired about which hose to use on your Walker radiator ahead of a 350 Chevy engine. The lower outlet on the Walker radiators we sell has a 1 ¾” diameter for the standard Chevy water pumps. If you happen to have a high output pump or one with a different size then you would have to visit your local auto parts store for a reducer sleeve to make things work properly. A lot of the OEM hoses were enlarged at the end that went to the water pump so there are numerous possibilities.
2 answers

i am building a custom hot rod, the motor i am using is a ford FE 390 with a 3 speed. im using a 1928-29 grill shell. will this radiator fit my application?

flounder
fayetteville, nc
December 30, 2010

i am building a custom hot rod, the motor i am using is a ford FE 390 with a 3 speed. im using a 1928-29 grill shell. will this radiator fit my application?

Answers

March 08, 2015
RodWorks
If your water pump inlet is on the passenger side, and I don't think it is on a 390, this is the right radiator. If it's on the driver's side use the Walker radiator that is specified for Ford engines in a '28-'29, which will have the lower outlet on the driver's side.
January 03, 2011
Craig
The part # 8204871 is for a Chevy motor in a ford chassis. The radiator Part # 820-BZ4871 is the radiator for putting a Ford motor in a Ford chassis. That radiator is a 4 core design that will fit the 28-29 Grill shell in the stock 28-29 Ford frame and others with modification depending on what you have.
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