1933 Ford Fordor Sedan #5: And now for the engine and radiator....

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Blog entry by crowie posted 10-10-2019 03:44 AM 1098 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: The sides can now begin Part 5 of 1933 Ford Fordor Sedan series Part 6: Windscreen, dashboard and seats »

And now for the engine and radiator….

Again using the Dutchy blog/plans as the base I worked out the rough measurements for the engine and bonnet [hood].

I didn’t have the correct size timber so made a block to suit from a piece of Huon Pine for the sides and a butterflied piece of Gidgee for the bonnet [hood].

The Huon Pine was chosen on purpose as it will/should make the carving of the bonnet side fins easier…

The radiator on the Ford is shaped like a shield with the centre higher than the sides, a huge challenge…

I selected an offcut of some 100 year old American Walnut to make the shield shape for the cowling.

The radiator core is Australian Red Cedar to keep the red timber colour theme of the Jarrah.
The fins are 2mm wide with 2mm between them and about 6mm deep.

It’s turned out okay.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 10-10-2019 05:50 AM

That is coming along nicely Crowie, well done. I would not be patient enough to even try a project like this.
Look forward to seeing the finished model. Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 10-10-2019 10:59 AM

This is looking good Crowie i can’t wait to see when it’s all done ,your getting me worked up i feel like going in my shop and go play ,winter is coming up here in New Hampshire and i will be in the shop soon ,life is too short ,time to have fun

-- Hornpout Gorham New Hampshire

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#3 posted 10-10-2019 02:27 PM

I am betting it will be top of the line when you are done. (as always)

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#4 posted 10-10-2019 09:42 PM

How did I not get in on the start of this project?
Going to be a real beauty for sure!!!
I just love the radiator and the two tone bonnet is woowsers!!!

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