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kimmc

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Sharing my good fortune...
« on: June 22, 2012, 09:44:57 AM »
Last week a street rodding neighbor called and said he was bringing a radiator over for me to look at.  He bought it sight-unseen from a friend who said it would fit his '32 International pickup street rod.  It wasn't right so he brought it over and asked me if I knew what the radiator fit; he was going to take it to a swap meet to sell.  What I saw was a "honey-comb" core vintage radiator still secured in the original wooden crate.  I told him it looked identical to the radiator in my '29 Plymouth coupe.  We pulled out the box and on the end of the crate was stenciled "radiator for Plymouth; 1929-30, 4 cyl".  Apparently no one bothered to look at the box!  I bought it right there.  I needed it for the restoration of my great-grandfathers coupe.  Sorry, it is not for sale.  But I thought some of you would like to see it.  Kim Mc

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Re: Sharing my good fortune...
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 11:40:10 AM »
It is just amazig what is still out there. You have one great neighbor.

A great item for your project.

Good Luck and Happy Motoring, Gary R.

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Re: Sharing my good fortune...
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 06:19:15 PM »
Save the box, it would be a shame to even use it, Id display it as is
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Re: Sharing my good fortune...
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 10:04:02 PM »
reply to Jason A.  I intend to keep the box for sure.  I don't know yet if the other radiator I have leaks or not; still have to test it.  If it is good, I will use it instead and keep the box and radiator together; after all, the two have been together for 83 years!  The set makes a pretty cool item.  It still has the label of the shipping destination in Oakland CA (visible in picture).  Kim Mc

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Re: Sharing my good fortune...
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2012, 02:29:13 AM »
Well done Kim !
                      Just goes to show you ". U never no !,
Never stop looking and preserve what you can !!!

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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2012, 09:19:01 PM »
Amazing !!!!

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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2012, 08:07:34 AM »
Great find! Kim Mc. In the interest of recording historical fact, could you take some dimensions of the radiator applied to a sketch and post it here?  It would be good info to have on file when shopping for parts.  Happy Motoring!!!! Thanks Rich 
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2012, 10:18:31 AM »
Rich:  OK, I can do that.  Kim Mc