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!
Loc: West Allis,Wi.
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.