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Cooling a '46 Ford Sedan

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In this Tech Tip, John offers some guidance to a customer looking to cool his 1946 Ford Sedan.

“I have a 1947 Ford Deluxe tudor sedan with the original inline 6-cylinder that over heats. I am looking for an aluminum radiator that will work for this car. The existing radiator measurements are: Total height 29 1/2”, total width 16 1/8”, core height is 22 5/8”, and core width is 15 1/4”. The top hose and center bottom hose on right side radiator is 3” thick and the radiator has L mounting bracket on each side about 5 1/2” from bottom and a bolt slot on each side about 23” from bottom. Would you have any radiator that will fit this car? Thank you for your time.”

Hi, you inquired about a radiator for your ‘47 Ford with an inline six. We have a couple of options that will easily cool your engine so long as you have sufficient air flow available thru the radiator. This is accomplished by either an electric fan with high cfm rating or a shroud encompassing the tips of the fan blades to force the air to be pulled thru the radiator. Radiator number 91734242 or radiator 10680141 can be viewed on our website to see the hose configuration and mounting style. Combining these aluminum radiators with sufficient air flow will out cool the copper or brass options considerably. Feel free to visit us on the web at or call 1-800-979-0122 with questions or to place an order.

  • John W.

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