Learned Something New about Radiator Core Supports

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February 24th, 2017, 1:45 am #1

Figured out something new today. Mach 1s that have hood pins don't have the insertable cage nuts for the hood bumpers on the core support, only the non-hood pin cars do. The hood pinned cars have the welded in cage nuts because the lower hood pin bracket attaches over the top of the cage nut and it has to be flush. I checked all the other cars I have and found the same. So only the non-hood pinned cars have the insertable cage nuts. There must have been two different radiator core supports when they built the cars.

Here is a link to some pictures:

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-gra ... 875?page=2
Last edited by Mustangcorral on February 24th, 2017, 1:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
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February 28th, 2017, 7:17 pm #2

a nut was snapped into the ONE radiator support on non ram cars. the nut had a twist lock feature where as the nut could be locked or unlocked to raise or lower the bumper. these nuts can be seen on the megasite underhood details page on the red car. these special nuts are in amks catalog.
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February 28th, 2017, 7:19 pm #3

sorry...thats engine bay details page....2/3rds down.
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February 28th, 2017, 7:26 pm #4

nut can be seen on amks web page...pdf catalog....page 56....# b-12036
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February 28th, 2017, 7:31 pm #5

Figured out something new today. Mach 1s that have hood pins don't have the insertable cage nuts for the hood bumpers on the core support, only the non-hood pin cars do. The hood pinned cars have the welded in cage nuts because the lower hood pin bracket attaches over the top of the cage nut and it has to be flush. I checked all the other cars I have and found the same. So only the non-hood pinned cars have the insertable cage nuts. There must have been two different radiator core supports when they built the cars.

Here is a link to some pictures:

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-gra ... 875?page=2
on a ram car, what i have found is nothing was welded in. a large spring nut was used below the rad support. the nuts length kept it from rotating. i think this long spring nut comes with new bumpers from stang stores.
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February 28th, 2017, 7:35 pm #6

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