Did we need to make a radiator with even more copper? Probably not but we did it anyway. It needed a name and though we like the "I-never-want-to-worry-about-overheating-again" radiator we settled on "Extreme Touring."
This radiator is intended as a drop in replacement for the 1928 and 1929 Ford car or car based pick-up truck and set-up for the OE engine in its production year. It has essentially the same "high efficiency" radiator or "modern" core design as our popularHi Efficiency core design but we addevenmorecopper. From 6FPI to 11FPI equates to an 83.3% increase in copper fin.The highly elliptical tube shape provides equal volumetric throughput but increases tube surface area by 293% thus requiring fewer tubes and still achieving better heat exchange. Other features include a deep drawn tank with an OE stamp pattern, electric wire tabs, galvanized steel sidewalls, and riveted brackets for a longer life.
Features of the 1928 and 1929 Model A and Model AA radiators include:
Modern efficient copper core design with 10 fins per inch
Louvers embossed between each fin to disrupt air flow and facilitate heat transfer
3/4" seamless weld tubes in a staggered array to disrupt airflow laterally
Die stamped three piece brass top tanks with model correct die stampings
Galvanized steel sidewalls to resist rust
Sidewalls available with relief like OE (upon request)
Cowl rod bracket for support rods to firewall
Internalbaffle in top tank to prevent coolant loss
Correct angle on lower outlet for hose to clear powerhouse generators
Electric wire tabs soldered to lower tank
Hood mount tabs soldered to top tank
Painted flat black to aid in heat exchange
Our 1928 and 1929 Model A and Model AA truck reproductions are aftermarket products. The design is based upon original drawings provided by Ford and original radiators we have collected over the last 45 years. Each radiator is tested with an original Ford shell to assure general fit, appropriate neck placement and accurate mounting bracket placement. Each 1928-1929 radiator is also tested with an original 1928 steel fan shroud to assure fitment. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the fit, finish, design or craftmanship the radiator may be returned to us postage pre-paid in new and re-saleable condition for a refund.
For a little more money, you may also consider our 28-29RT with round tubes for more authentic look.
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 (and made with 99.99% North American sourced materials!)
We make to order. Please allow adequate time for us to build.
Guesstimated build times
1909-1934 Ford Radiators and most heater cores are ~11-13 weeks
Other radiators, radiator restorations, custom radiators and fuel tanks are ~16-18 weeks