1930-1931 Ford AA Commercial Truck 10 FPI Radiator
This radiator is a drop in replacement for the deeper shell 1930 and 1931 Ford AA Commercial trucks and set-up for the OE engine in its production year. It has been called the "high efficiency" radiator or "modern" core principally because it has 10 fins per vertical inch; a gain of 40% surface area and a highly elliptical tube shape. This tube design provides equal volumetric throughput but increases tube surface area by 293% thus requiring fewer tubes and still achieving better heat exchange. Other features include a deep drawn tank with an OE stamp pattern, a deeper stay-rod bracket, electric wire tabs, galvanized steel sidewalls, and riveted brackets for a longer life.
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.
Features of the1930and 1931 Model AA Commercial Truck radiators include:
Copper core design with 10 fins per inch
Embossed louvers between tubes to disrupt air flow & facilitate heat exchange
3/4" seamless weld tubes in a staggered array to disrupt airflow laterally
Brass top tanks with correct production year die stampings
Galvanized steel sidewalls to resist rust
Brackets riveted to the sidewall
Sidewalls available with relief like OE (upon request)
Cast stay-rod bracket with deeper AA length
Baffle in top tank to prevent coolant loss in non pressure system
Correct angle on lower outlet for hose connection
Electric wire tabs soldered to lower tank
Painted flat black to aid in heat exchange
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.
Build time estimates [November 2023]
Brass Model Ts 2 months
Black Model Ts FT 1-3 weeks - RT is 6 weeks
Model As 2-4 weeks
Heater cores 6 weeks
Common street rods 3.75 months
Tricky customs & restorations 4-4.5 months
We appreciate your patience as we continue to recruit and train new fabricators.