Peter Mezaras's Blown Ford 351 stroker T Bucket Radiator.
These pictures are of
the first Hot Rod radiator we built - see horrors for the sad story.
All corners are
rolled, whether folded or joined.
Tack welded & having
a trail fit to the core.
Note the overhang to
the rear of the bottom tank. This give a lower profile to the
radiator whilst supplying a reserve of water for the water pump.
The spring hanger cut
out allows the radiator to sit 30mm lower on the chassis, still gives
enough clearance for the water to exit the tubes above, & gives a
channel for a full flow of water to gat across to the outlet pipe.
Note the internal
double welding of all joins inside the tank. The customer doesn't
know they're there, but we do.
We wanted to mount
the radiator with rubber insulators, but couldn't come up with a 100%
way of locating the top of the radiator on to the engine without
spoiling the "look", so finished up solidly mounting it.
Double 4mm plate was
used for the mount & had to be welded together. Neat weld!