Aged metal fans will toss a blade. Aged plastic fans will toss a blade.
Time to consider electric fans. Many advantages. .Not limited to easier installation.
iI only the core of the radiator is damaged, it can be recored with a odern and more efficient part.
Circa 1950 or so, three kids did a last kid hurrah. A trip to California in Roy’s inherited 39 Ford. very nicely kept family car, but with a very tired engine. It ate oil!! Ran nicely, though!! No issue, my job at a full service station got me a case of Texaco 40 at cost. 24 quarts oughta get us there and back!!! Wrong, It got us there!! but, roy’s uncle was connected to Union 76. he contributed a case of 40 to get us back. We had a ball!!
Catastrophe, Not too far after Blythe Ca, the generator mounted fan tossed a blade!! Took a chunk of radiator as well, of course. It was night as the usual time to cross the desert in mid summer… ,We had tools and the skills to use them. Three teens pulled the radiator, removed the remnants of the fan. Pinched off the busted tubes. Put it back together,. added the water we carried. All by flash light Got to Desert center. of course, it had a radiator shop. An ideal place for one!!! .
Awaited opening in their park lot. We their first customer. We had pulled the radiator. No more money for a recore. So, the shop soldered the pinched tubes and closed off the weeps. . We put it together, added water. Hot day, but we drove anyway… No fan, but the engine stayed cool enough to make it. Roy installed a rebuilt engine, and new radiator and got it painted,
Off to California to start his job with Ford Aeronautics…