Murray Jacket wanted a
radiator for his '56 chev. sedan. We fabricated this unit a
little taller in the core to mount a 16" fan flush with the
fins, & it also gives abit more cooling capacity, or a bigger
Very clean look from the
front. The rectangular top tank blends with the top of the
radiator support panel, for a different look.
, ordered a core for his Chev. at the same time, but wanted a
more factory look, so we fabricated his radiator with a curved
top tank. Harder & more time consuming to fabricate, but worth
it if this look is what you want. The larger tank size will not
help cooling, as the water capacity is excess to requirements.
The tank difference is
obvious in this pic., even though the cores are the same
Mounting is also
different between the two radiators.
The weight of this
radiator with the extra water capacity in the top tank, is heavy
enough to need a reinforcing piece welded to the mounts at
the "shear line", or weakest point. Also decorative, we could've
welded it on the inside, for hidden strength.
Close up of our new sheet
metal recovery caps fitted to a radiator.
Very close up pic. of our
weld quality. These welds were done without the need of filler