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radiator mounting

What did Durant do in mounting the radiators to the frame?
My '31 model 619 and I assume other models have the iron strap welded to the sides that goes down around the bottom of the radiator and bolts to the frame. Should there be a rubber pad between the iron strap and the frame? I don't want the vibration to shake my radiator apart, but not sure a pad would help.

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Good question --I will be watching for the answers myself I have a strip of 1/4 inch rubber that I just may use under mine --I am glad you brought that up

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All the Durants I have taken apart have about a 3x3 inch piece of fairly thick rubber with cords in it about 1/4" to 3/8ths" thick. I always go for a lot of cushion to protect the radiator from all the jarring of the road. Old sides out of left over tires would work. Later Lance Haynes

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Lance is right. All the cars I have taken apart have had a pad under the support bracket at the bolt hole. Approx 1 1/2 x 2" or so. The height of the rad also determines how the hood fits.

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Well that makes sense. Had nothing to go by. I had mine shimmed up with metal spacers or washers to make the hood fit right. Seems like it took about 1/4" to 3/8" worth. How about that. Even when the engine's running good, there's a lot of "shake, rattle and roll". Maybe not the roll, but I don't want the radiator to develop any problems.
Thanks for the info.

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Hi Wayne
Is your engine mounted on rubber cushions ? Originally my engine had had vulcanised rubber on rear mounts.( similar to modern ones ) I adapted modern mounts on my car and very little vibration is transferred to chassis

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I am having urethane rad pads made up. They will be 1/4" thick and 1 1/2" by 2" with a centred hole and of the same hardness as my NOS W5 motor mount cushions. I expect they will cost about $8.00 per pair plus postage. Let me know what you need.

Mac Irvine

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I have just received sets of urethane rad pads from my manufacturer. They are the same hardness as my NOS W5 motor mount cushions and are 1 1/2" by 2" and 1/4" thick with a centre hole. These might also serve as motor mount pads. They are $8.00 per pair plus postage.

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I just got the invoice for the rad pads I had made and will be able to sell them for $6.00 per pair. (Isn't it nice to see a price reduction for a change?)



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