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1951-1954 Radiator Identification
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Is there any way to identify a Modine radiator by the tags? This one is 1951-1954 but I noticed yesterday that it had 288 on top and Iíve never had a Packard with that engine. Does the number have any significance in that regard? Here are the other numbers.

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Posted on: 7/11 11:14:57
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Re: 1951-1954 Radiator Identification
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Hi Don...Do you suppose that someone in the distant past changed radiators and since it fit, in it went! Ernie in Arizona

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Re: 1951-1954 Radiator Identification
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Of course that possible and I thought of that which is why the question of whether the 288 really has that significance. I was also wondering if the Modine number might narrow down the year.

Posted on: 7/11 11:27:28
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Re: 1951-1954 Radiator Identification
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The 288 on the radiator has no significance. Have seen dozens and dozens of them on many different models.

Posted on: 7/11 15:47:15
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Re: 1951-1954 Radiator Identification
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I think the 288 is a radiator style/configuration, vs motor reference. It's probably just a fluke that it matches a Packard motor of the same designation.

I'd like to know if there is a physical thickness difference between the standard and A/C ones. Or what is the radiator marking to designate an A/C rad.

Posted on: 7/13 9:39:07
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Re: 1951-1954 Radiator Identification
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BigKev, I can see differences to the top can between the ď288Ē radiator and the radiator in my 1954 Patrician which is smooth and has a slightly different shape. I didnít check the tags but maybe they are different manufacturers, such as Modine vs McCord. Otherwise the fit is the same.

I know that there was a mounting change somewhere in or after 1951 where the number of bolts and rubber pieces was different but I donít recall what that was or what to look for (if the radiators themselves differed at all) to know which this is. Itís in the Service Counselors so Iíll have to look it up.

As for the A/C radiator, Iíve never seen one but understand that they are thicker and, of course, there is a different fan with more blades to go with it. I donít know if the cans are thicker/larger too of is itís only in the core but likely the latter.

Posted on: 7/13 9:51:55
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