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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Stude...02504965QQrdZ1
    Wouldn't these keep air from getting to the engine, thus resulting in overheating? [:0][xx(]

    Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
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  • #2
    North of the Mason-Dixon line where we have actual weather <G> it used to be fairly common to shove a piece of cardboard in front of the radiator in winter to help the engine warm up faster. If it was cold enough, the lack of airflow didn't matter, as the engine would radiate enough heat away by itself without relying on airflow through the radiator. More modern cars seem to have cooling systems that more effectively stop "overcooling" in the winter, but it's probably still done in really cold places like Alaska, etc.

    I remember as a kid, the school buses would actually have black vinyl grille covers that would snap into place like a top boot, you could set them fully closed, partly closed, or remove them altogether.

    nate

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    • #3
      Still a common accessory for diesels; available for new trucks from the OTR tractors to the pickups. We use them on our Chevy P30's and Freightliner Cummins and Mercedes MT45's and my friend has a "winter cover" for his 2004 GMC half ton pickup. I assume they are also available for the Ford PowerJokes.
      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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      • #4
        Thanks for clearing that up N8. It just doesn't make much sence in South GA.

        Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
        South Georgia Chapter Newsletter Editor
        63 Daytona HT (project)
        51 2R16 dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
        52 Commander Starliner (basket case)(will trade for another Stude <g&gt
        MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars.
        Click my name and check out "Links".

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        • #5
          Cover the grill and air can still flow over the radiator; cover the radiator and air is stopped completely. At -26F one time I covered the entire radiator and drove interstate highways all day. No overheating, car was wearm inside, too.

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          • #6
            In the late '70's I had a '62 Willys 4WD station wagon. The only way I could get any heat in the winter was to put a piece of cardboard behind the grille. It also helped with International trucks which are very cold natured.

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            • #7

              We need to get you way up north in February young Matthew.
              You really do need to spend an hour or so outside at 30 below zero with a 25 mile per hour wind. That'll teach you about 'shrinkage' fer sure..
              Actually 'winterfronts' have been around since time immemorial.
              They are still around for trucks today.
              I had one for my CE that I sold to George Rohrbach at Reedsville last year.. Jeff[8D]




              quote:Originally posted by mbstude

              http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Stude...02504965QQrdZ1
              Wouldn't these keep air from getting to the engine, thus resulting in overheating? [:0][xx(]
              HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

              Jeff


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              • #8
                quote:We need to get you way up north in February young Matthew.
                You really do need to spend an hour or so outside at 30 below zero with a 25 mile per hour wind.
                I think I'll stick to the So. GA low temp of MAYBE 20 degrees ABOVE 0. lol... BTW Jeff, that cover on the CE looks like something that would have been a car in Germany back in Hitler's riegn. I've seen headlights that had covers like that. (Pictures, of course). And I just have to ask, why do you have those in Florida!? <g>

                Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
                South Georgia Chapter Newsletter Editor
                63 Daytona HT (project, OHV 6 engine, soon to have dual exhaust)
                51 2R16 dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
                52 Commander Starliner (basket case)(will trade for another Stude <g&gt
                MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars.
                Click my name and check out "Links".


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                • #9
                  [quote]quote:Originally posted by mbstude

                  And I just have to ask, why do you have those in Florida!? <g>
                  To keep the 'gators from attacking the grille!

                  Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

                  1946 M-16 fire truck
                  1948 M-16 grain truck
                  1949 2R16A grain truck
                  1949 2R17A fire truck
                  1955 E-38 grain truck
                  1957 3E-40 flatbed
                  1961 6E-28 grain truck
                  1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck
                  1962 Champ pickup
                  1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
                  1964 Avanti R2 4 speed
                  1964 Cruiser
                  And various other "treasures"
                  Join me in removing narcissists, trolls, self annoited "experts" and general idiots via the Ignore button.

                  The official SDC Forum heel nipper ���

                  �Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.� E. Joseph Cossman

                  For every mile of road, there are 2 miles of ditch. ���

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                  • #10
                    Well, it did come off of a black Dictator. There was even a spot for the red ball cloisonne` on it. I bought it from a guy that brought a Dictator down from Connecticut. I could not pass it up. But you are right. I have no business using it here in Florida (except maybe Love Bug season[xx(]+)... George drives his '37, so we worked a deal out for it in Reedsville last fall.
                    Jeff[8D]


                    I think I'll stick to the So. GA low temp of MAYBE 20 degrees ABOVE 0. lol... BTW Jeff, that cover on the CE looks like something that would have been a car in Germany back in Hitler's riegn. I've seen headlights that had covers like that. (Pictures, of course). And I just have to ask, why do you have those in Florida!? <g>
                    Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
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