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#385587 - 03/13/17 05:01 PM 1949-1954 radiator 3132903
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Registered: 10/24/04
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Just took it out of my 1950 4 door sedan where it has been since before I got the car from my Grandmother in 1971. It does have one patch from where the generator pulley came apart in 1987 while driving to a the meet in Kansas City. I can deliver it to the 41st Middle West Meet in June in Des Moines, Iowa. It bolts right into a 1950, but judges take off for it because the numbers on it don't cross to a 1950. Anybody know what it does cross to? The date code is 54E and is also stamped R-04A and has a tag attached that says "005003 NEWLANDER RAD". My Grandmother lived in San Antonio so that may be from a radiator shop there. Send me a PM and I will send pictures. I would like a VCCA member to enjoy it!


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#385590 - 03/13/17 05:49 PM Re: 1949-1954 radiator 3132903 [Re: chevy50jim]
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If it dosen't say Harrison it is not a genuine GM part.
Looks like the atempted to copy GM's ID use.

Hope to see you in Iowa...I am all signed-up.


Edited by Chev Nut (03/13/17 05:51 PM)
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#385602 - 03/13/17 07:30 PM Re: 1949-1954 radiator 3132903 [Re: Chev Nut]
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Hmmm, I guess I better look harder at the up coming events in the G&D. I didn't realize there was a meet in Des Moines this summer. I am only 90 miles north of there! Maybe I can actually make one.
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#385606 - 03/13/17 07:52 PM Re: 1949-1954 radiator 3132903 [Re: Uncle Ed]
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Begins June 11. Let me know if you need info.

See page 8 of the Feb. G&D


Edited by Chev Nut (03/13/17 07:53 PM)
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#385609 - 03/13/17 08:08 PM Re: 1949-1954 radiator 3132903 [Re: Chev Nut]
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Thanks Gene, I looked in the G&D and saw the info but ,is there a car show or a place for our cars or is it just a club gathering?
Ed
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#385613 - 03/13/17 09:12 PM Re: 1949-1954 radiator 3132903 [Re: Chev Nut]
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It is stamped "Harrison" right above the 3132903 on the top tank front right and again on the rear of that tank.

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#385677 - 03/14/17 05:18 PM Re: 1949-1954 radiator 3132903 [Re: chevy50jim]
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I looked through all my books and can not find the 3132903 number either. It then would be the number of just the top tank and not available from Chevroet, just a Harrison dealer.
My '50 is snowed-in right now but will look in a few days.
The common number to find on a 1949-1952 tank is 3121538 for a P.G. and 3122692 0r 3128877 for a 1953 and 1954.
The radiator will fit a 1949-1954 except the P.G. and 1953-1954 had more cooling capacity. The 1952 had reduced core due to the Korean war and some 1951's had a steel top tank that rusted out and replaced under warranty.
I could write a whole story about all the difrent radiators used in those years.
The 54E indicates that radiator was made in May of 1954 (thats good) so it was either out of a 1954 originally or replaced with a new one in 1954. We used to stock several of those radiators because it was common for them to be crushed in acidents.The 1953-54 version was sold for replacement on the previous models.
At any rate it would make some one a good replacement.


Edited by Chev Nut (03/14/17 05:25 PM)
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