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1938 Dlx & 1939 Std Radiator 85Hp

Price  $899.00 

Product Description

Features of the 1938 Deluxe and 1939 Std. Ford Street Rod Radiator for 85Hp includes:

  • Modern efficient copper core design with 10 fins per inch
  • Cores are available in 2-5/8" 3 row core or 3-1/2" 4 row core
  • 3/4" seamless weld tubes in a staggered array to disrupt airflow laterally
  • Hand fabricated .040 brass top tanksthat matches OEM pattern
  • Galvanized steel sidewalls to resist rust
  • Three tabs on lower tank for light wires
  • Cowl rod bracket has appropriate fittings for locating and holding the shell
  • Internal baffle in top tank to prevent cooling loss
  • Painted flat black to aid in heat exchange

Notes: OEM core has an angle cut to the front corner of the core, we cover this with steel to protect the corner.  If you have wish to maintain this angle we can hand shear each fin to match the look.
OEM setup has a very tight clearance of header to tank and requires a fan well relief.  To retain the OEM fan, please order with the fan well or plan to purchase a smaller fan or mount a 6V fan.

If your radiator tanks look similar to ours but the core is set back further in the tanks you likely have the 60 Hp engine radiator that Ford designed for fuel efficiency and reduced cost. The "V8-60" radiator is less common but can be made upon request.

About the ordering process:

  • We do not stock radiators.  Every radiator is made to order and they require time to construct.  Please plan accordingly. 
  • Please note special requirements in the comments section e.g. chopped radiators, maximum fan depths, fan shrouds, patina-not-painted finish, polished brass or german silver etc.
  • If you do not see what you are looking for that does not mean it cannot be done, it just means it is not listed on the website.
  • We will price out your custom modifications and you may be asked further questions while a drawing is prepared.
  • We require a signed approval on a drawing and estimate for a custom build.
  • We will do our best to estimate the time of construction.  It is a best estimate based on what is presently in our queue. 
  • If you would like to speak with us before ordering, you may create an account and save the item in the shopping cart.  We can discuss it before you submit your order.


The 81A stamping on tank is correct for 1937 and 1938 Ford 85 hp passenger cars, 1939 Ford Standard and a replacement for 1937 Ford again 85 hp passenger cars.  It is not the same for trucks.

Product Options

  • Model38 Deluxe - 1939 Std.
  • Quantity
  • Core Size:3 row 2-5/8"  4 row 3-1/2" $100.00
  • Relief in Bottom Tank:Yes $25.00No    (permits crank)
  • Relief for Fan:No  Yes $175.00  (available with 3 row core only)
  • Upper Hose Location:Center  Driver  Passenger  Flathead $30.00
  • Upper Hose Size:1-1/2"  1-3/4"  2"  
  • Lower Hose Location:Driver  Passenger  Flathead  
  • Lower Hose Size:1-3/4"  1-1/2"  
  • Fill neck location:Center  
  • Transcooler:No  Yes $7.80
  • AC Condenser installed:No  Yes $200.00
  • Other:Pusher fan  Puller fan  Fan Shroud  Overflow Tank  
    Cost of add-ons TBD after estimate has been reviewed
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