1917-1923 1/2 Model T Radiator "low" style round tube
1917-1923 1/2 Model T Radiator "low" style round tube
1917-1923 1/2 Model T Radiator "low" style round tube
1917-1923 1/2 Model T Radiator "low" style round tube
1917-1923 1/2 Model T Radiator "low" style round tube
1917-1923 1/2 Model T Radiator "low" style round tube
1917-1923 1/2 Model T Radiator "low" style round tube
1917-1923 1/2 Model T Radiator "low" style round tube

1917-1923 1/2 Model T Radiator "low" style round tube

17-23RT LOW "T" Radiator

Regular price $925.00

This radiator is intended as a drop in replacement for the 1917-1923 1/2 Ford Model T and TT.  It is called the "low style", short style because its core measures 17" .  It is set-up for the OE engine in its production year. There are core options available based on usage and budget.

  • The round tube is the OE design and cools better due to (1) being clean of scale sediment and oil, (2) tube wall thickness and (3) copper not brass construction.  It is a more authentic looking radiator
  • If you are building a speedster or a car that will be used in parades on 100-degree days, we recommend our more efficient flat-tube core. The elongated "flat" tube core design has 2.93xs the surface area of the OE tube shape which helps drop the engine temperature.
  • Ford did not produce honeycomb radiators for the Model Ts but Corcoran Manufacturing Company of Cincinnati produced the Peerless style as an aftermarket product for the Ford Model Ts.  If you like the look and want a functioning Honeycomb Radiator for your brass Model T please call us directly to order this unique design.  Call for details

Notes:

OE caps were die stamped with roll formed threads.  Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the fitment of 100 year old caps.  Aftermarket caps are test fit and available for purchase. 

Some Images reflect past builds to assist with visualization of modifications e.g. polished brass, 6v fans etc

If you have modified or altered your vehicle in anyway, please order from the bespoke radiator section.  If you wish to restore your OE radiator using your OE tanks, brackets and/or castings please visit the restoration section of our website to begin the process.

Made in the USA

  • 3/4" seamless weld tubes in a staggered array to disrupt airflow laterally
  • Tubes have 2.93 times the internal surface area of Ford's original design
  • Galvanized steel bar runs through lower part of core for support
  • Die stamped three piece brass top tanks with model correct die stampings
  • Drawn brass bottom tanks with relief for crank guide
  • Galvanized steel sidewalls to resist rust
  • Cast red brass rod support to prevent rust
  • Internal baffle in top tank to prevent cooling loss
  • Properly offset cast red brass inlet
  • Polished nickel plated filler neck (Brass and Chrome available upon request)
  • Cast stay rod guide and hinge holder
  • Painted flat black to aid in heat exchange
  • Made in the USA with 100% North American sourced parts and materials (yes, even the lead)