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Found this on the backside of the 56 Hi Crop.
An original radiator tag. Another first for me.
All the radiator I have seen had an aftermarket tag on them.
As close as my old eye can make out, it indicates:
IH MELROSE PARK WKS
Thought it was interesting enough to post.
EDITED 1/15/09. Adding photos of old overflow tube and new one
Several sent PM's wanting info about the overflow tube.
The one that came off was original.
It is 5/16 steel tube.
Decided I would fab a replacement for it as it has a hole in it.
All needed was a length of 5/16 brake line, a 5/16 tubing bender, and a tube cutter.
The new one is close enough. Doubt anyone will ever see it, but you never know when the 'correct police" will show up.
I kept the original one, if you need one, show up at the Louisiana Cub Fest March 6 & 7.
Last edited by Gary Boutwell on Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
i thought that was cool on my rads too. you can polish the tops of the radiators to a nice shinny brass finish, i did the loboy but with the hood on only i know it, hey it was cub work and had fun doing it.
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I have a couple of cubs and both my Super C's have that tag. One of my cubs that has the tag also has the original overflow tube.
Yup, my 51 has that tag too. it's soldered on.
1951 Cub, 22 Mower, 54 Grader Blade, Danco International Belly Mower,
193 Moldboard Plow, #144 Cultivators, Disk Hillers, IH Two-Section Spring Tooth Harrow, #16 Middle Buster, #3 Field Cultivator, Hester Tractor Plow, 2 Disk Harrows.
The tag is soldered on.
This radiator also had the original overflow.
It was unattached and complete stopped up.
I plan on making several copies for the future.
Gary, is that overflow line steel or copper?
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It is steel.
I will take a photo when it warms up this morning.
Good job on the new overflow tube. I have to do the same job on my 48 Cub. Currently it has a short tube that was used with a rubber hose. I have read other posts where the tube was removed by heating the solder. I am planning to give it a try this weekend. A cold wet rag around the filler neck and very cold ambient temperatures will hopefully be enough to prevent me melting the solder holding the filler neck.
1948 Cub w/ snowplow
Bill, that is exactly the way a professional shop would do.
Good luck with the fix.
For those who might contemplate making such a tube from copper, I suspect that the copper tube would quickly fail due to vibration.
Luck favors those who are prepared
Gary, there should be a clip that goes under one of the radiator bolts that secures the bottom of the tube to the bolster....mine had that too.....
Photo courtesy of TM Tractor
I was pleasantly surprised to find, when tearing down my 48 for the diesel conversion, that it still had a, near perfect, radiator with tag, overflow tube, and lower clip in place. Even the fins of the radiator were in nice shape. A quick clean-up & paint, looks great. Somehow, the lower clip disappeared during the project, a mystery still unsolved, but it only took a couple minutes to make a new one. If your radiator still has the stock overflow tube, that lower clip is very important to it's survival.
Absolutely!!! That little clip needs to be installed to take the vibration out of the lower section.
Another thought... The tube requires exactly the same tube as a proper fuel line... 5/16" by 20". Why not kill two birds with one stone and start with a 40" brake line? That way the first sharp bend can be made more easily before the line is cut.
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