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01-26-2004, 11:54 PM
I get a request on the average of once a year to build a Morgan flat radiator. I started today on the top shell piece for the current order. Combing photos of today's work and prior to give a visual of the process. Descriptions are posted with the pictures at the album below.
01-27-2004, 12:05 AM
hey Ron.....that is most excellent! me myself i woulda' left the chrome off......i think the bare handmade brass piece is sexy :wink: . but i know thats not how its supposed to be............later :D
01-27-2004, 04:14 AM
Super work Ron. On one of your photos you say you used a porta-power to pull it down. I didn't quite follow what you did with the porta-power. Can you elaborate?
01-27-2004, 09:54 PM
Ron, beautiful part. How does brass compare to other metals to form? is it more like copper. Someone said it " smeared" easily. I haad no idea what that meant. Do you anneal it like copper or like aluminum, or at all......Thanks, John Brown
08-08-2004, 05:22 PM
I'm a newbie just catching up with the list. What a first-class job that radiator is!
What year is the car? I seem to recall the last year for flat radiator Morgans was 1952.
Regards, David Lodge
08-10-2004, 04:54 PM
Welcome and thanks for your interest.
Morgan went to the cowled version in 53.
The blue Morgan is a 52 that I restored for a customer in the early 90's. The car was your standard 2 seater roadster but the owner wanted to duplicate the "replica" Morgan look. I made a new body tub, hoods, fender valances, chassis as well as other metalwork and painted it.
The original long sweeping fenders and other parts were finished and painted the same blue. Idea was in a morning one could take the car from a cycle fender look back to it's original appearance.
The car has been to Meadowbrook,Hershey. Morgan national meets and I mention this to point out how appreciative some customers can be.
During a Morgan national meet I was chatting with the owners father as Peter Morgan came walking down the line of cars. I recoginized him so as he approaches I reach over the hood to shake his hand. the owner snaps a picture, later has it blown up sends it to England for Peters autograph. then frames it and gives it to me. Nice gesture I thought.
01-21-2006, 06:53 AM
So you don't do any welding on it?? what about at the radiator cap
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