1929 (transitional production) Ford "Active Driver" 10FPI Radiator
There is evidence to suggest that Ford began purchasing radiators with an alternative neck design in late 1929. The upper hose connection was similar to the 1930 design than the previous 1928 funnel shape. Some have theorized that Ford in negotiating a contract with the Flint, MI supplier for the 1930-1931 product year began dual sourcing through this transition.
Though the inlet looks like a 1930-31, we do match the angle of the 1928 and 1929.
Features of the late 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 to clear power house generator
Electric wire tabs soldered to lower tank
Hood mount tabs soldered to top tank
Painted flat black to aid in heat exchange
Our reproductions are aftermarket products. The design is based upon original drawings provided by Ford and original radiators we have collected over the last 35 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