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Replacing a Model T Radiator Inlet and Outlet
Outlet Old and New
Heating and removing Inlet
Heating and Removing Outlet
Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and do a repair you don't really want to. Such was the case with the "new" radiator someone had put on my 1923 Touring. The inlet and outlet were covered in rust blobs and the top inlet was deteriorating.
Heating inlet Top inlet corroded and would not seal hose
Snyders and Lang's handle radiator parts. Here is a shot of the old and new beside each other.
Now, I heat the outlet and inlet and try and remove from the radiator housing. What I didn't expect is fining rivets underneath the solder. Some I was able to pull out after melting the solder off. Others needed drilling out.
Now to do the same with the bottom outlet.
Place the new outlet and inlet on the radiator body. If you can align the rivet holes, do so. Else drill new ones. Using non-steel rivets (aluminum or brass), rivet the fittings to the body. Next use a soldering iron and fill in all the voids with solder. It does take a while to heat up the fixtures. Tin the fixtures and radiator body. Solder together.
Test for leaks by plugging the fixtures after filling the radiator with water. Let sit overnight and look for leaks.
Replace on the car and you should be all set.