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Mounting model A radiator.

I would like some input from experienced model A Ford builders. When you mount the bottom of the radiator to the crossmember do you use the stock hardware or being it is a modified Hot Rod do you do something different?Thanks.
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I would like some input from experienced model A Ford builders. When you mount the bottom of the radiator to the crossmember do you use the stock hardware or being it is a modified Hot Rod do you do something different?Thanks.
The stock mounting is best. It allows for some movement of the radiator caused by vibration. This helps prevent the mounting tabs from cracking. The castellated nut is tightened down to slightly compress the spring and then the cotter key is installed to prevent the nut from backing off. Be sure to install the pad first.
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Thanks Frisco. I thought you would be the one to answer. I have worked mostly on tri fives and a few original model A's so I know how to do it stock,but with your experience I wanted to make sure there wasn't some hotrod trick that was better.Thanks again.
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This is the original way along with the top mounted support rods to the firewall:



The castellated nut is below the bracket on mine

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The stock mounting is best. It allows for some movement of the radiator caused by vibration. This helps prevent the mounting tabs from cracking. The castellated nut is tightened down to slightly compress the spring and then the cotter key is installed to prevent the nut from backing off. Be sure to install the pad first.
And of course if you want to modernize it you can use a lock nut and skip the castle nut and cotter pin.

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And of course if you want to modernize it you can use a lock nut and skip the castle nut and cotter pin.

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Yes I know. There is a Stainless steel version offered and it comes with nylon locking nuts.Thanks.
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This is the original way along with the top mounted support rods to the firewall:



The castellated nut is below the bracket on mine

Thanks for the images.Where did you get the support rods and are they stainless? Also how about a couple pics of your firewall top and bottom.My car was butchered and am trying to decide how I am going to make the firewall and front bottom mounts.
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