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Robert Angney    Posted 09-02-2020 at 12:20:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Our 1940 9n has non pressurized radiator, and I am having much difficulty finding a non pressurized cap. I've read on other forums that people have bent the non pressurized cap locks back so that they fit instead of looking for the correct cap, is there any other place I could find the correct cap?

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 09-03-2020 at 17:55:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Recommend you just buy a decent cap for it that fits correctly-you won't be any poorer or richer for spending what it costs, even for a new one. Just make sure no one has changed out the radiator for a later pressurized unit.

    HCooke    Posted 09-02-2020 at 16:40:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Send me an email and I will send you pictures of five that I have. Priced from $35 to $80.00/

    Robert    Posted 09-02-2020 at 19:18:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • HCooke, will you please send pictures of both the top and bottom of the caps. Would especially like to see the $35 one. Please verify that they are for non pressurized radiator. angneyfarm@verizon.net.

    HCooke    Posted 09-03-2020 at 17:50:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Robert, send me your email address to rvrwoodsataol

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-02-2020 at 15:15:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Do you still have the old cap? They can be rebuilt with a kit. The cap is the STANT chromed radiator cap and OEM used ones pop up on ebay a often. No, you can't use the other one, won't work. The opening port is not the same size and the tangs are reverse. The good news is there is a kit to rebuild the OEM cap --- p/n B-8100-RK, about $25. Carpenter, Just8's, Brattons, other Ford suppliers sell them. Early originals were brass with chrome plating. I had a few but think I've sold all the extras I had.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    HCooke    Posted 09-02-2020 at 17:29:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Here are the pictures.

    Bruce(VA)    Posted 09-02-2020 at 12:22:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Just8N's had them a few months ago

    Robert Angney    Posted 09-02-2020 at 12:46:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Found one on Just 8N's why are they a hundred bucks more than the pressurized, could I find one any cheaper?

    deanostoybox    Posted 09-02-2020 at 12:55:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You could try a gas cap. Gad one in here a couple of years ago with the non-pressurized radiator and that is what it had on it:-)

    Robert Angney    Posted 09-02-2020 at 13:09:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • the one I have now is non pressurized, its just not winged, I want a winged one to make it look original. Would you recommend taking a pressurized winged one and just bending the locks so they fit?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-03-2020 at 04:54:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I'd be more interested in correct fit & function than cosmetics. Since you can't re-chrome a part after it's been chromed, I'd opt for the one that looks best if you're after appearances. As I said, you can get the rebuild kit from Dennis Carpenter.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 09-03-2020 at 17:42:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Not sure about re-chroming-I've re chromed lots of parts that were previously chromed, bumpers, radiator caps....,
    There would be few restored vehicles if that were the case.

    TPD    Posted 09-04-2020 at 03:29:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • certain metals can't be chromed. H13 for one

    JMOR    Posted 09-02-2020 at 16:01:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I don't see how bending tabs is going to cut it

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