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Old 09-08-2017, 01:02:40 PM
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Sounds like a good idea, but mine is so rotten there's nothing you could do with it, I paid around 300 for the one in my JD W unit and I wouldn't mind that much for the fordson, I've done quite a bit of searching but it looks like fordson house is the only one that offers it.
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I would keep my eye out for a parts tractor with a workable radiator. I know where there's a mint core in a tractor rotted to the ground but this guy wont part with ANYTHING

Also, still wondering if any of the Fordson guys have the paint codes for the F model, want to get restoring mine this winter
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Most of my Fordsons are lacking in the paint area. I prefer a Fordson 'naked and oiled' as I feel it looks better. There are other things that look better this way also! But the ones that we have painted we used the paint from the Fordson House. I like the shade, and who is to say it is correct or not. Henry definitely used many different shades over the years of production, with no known change dates. Generally, the older ones were a darker grey, and by the end of production was quite a light grey. The red wheels went from a dark red oxide to a brighter Ford red later on. I say paint it what you feels looks good, no one that I've known has proven without a doubt an exact Fordson paint code. And if they somehow got a perfect sample from a NOS part, that may just be a shade that Ford used for part of production.

Radiator Cores are $$$! I've been Lucky in finding enough good ones over the years. I have seen advertised in semi truck publications radiator mfgs that will make a bolt-in core from a drawing. I have been wanting to make the drawing to get a quote, just did not get around to it yet.
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Thanks for the info Steve. Mine is a late '27 or early '28. I would probably leave it except my father had to repair the fuel tank when we acquired it (bottom gone) and he had started to prime and paint some of it at that time so its a mix of original (rust) and half started paint job. I also think he would like to see it fixed up might be why he shipped it my way.
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I know somebody who had a PINK Fordson once........

I still drag them home for parts. Some actually become runners. Going on a trip this weekend to bring home a 1921. Radiator has a hole in it that you can see thru. Back side is no better.
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Years ago I remember seeing a guy who had several N series Fords with custom engine swaps, odd stuff like Lincoln flat heads. His wife had a custom pink 8N!
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As for a radiator I would suggest a call to General Radiator [I believe Chicago] that can supply a Fordson core. Don't know cost but it is worth a call to see what they have or can supply. There No. is 1-800-336-2444. There is also a major supplier in Maine that does custom designs. I believe it is called Maine Radiator but not sure. Good luck and please inform us of what you find out. Ed B
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Our local radiator shop used these guys for years, only thing is you have to send the old core to them. I have two of thier radiators and they run cooler than new, 27 D John Deere and 8-16 International.
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