Original Dearborn Radiator identification
I have a 64 1/2 mustang, build date of 19 June 64. I recently purchased a restored radiator from a mustang parts supplier that is supposed to be a May 64 Dearborn radiator, but I'm not sure it's an original. Radiator details: Radiator 65 V8 Dearborn, auto trans, DEP C4ZE 8005 - M2, date 4ED (1964 May 4th week). The radiator has the information above stamped along the side rail, but on the passenger side of the radiator versus the driver's side. I've only heard of the radiator identification information being stamped on the driver's side. The radiator also has rounded "tabs" at the top of the tank exactly like what you find for San Jose radiators when all Dearborn tanks I've seen are square on top. There is a rectangular metal tag (about 3/4-inchs wide, 1 1/2 inches long)soldered onto the top of the tank at the top edge of the tank on the passenger side, with C4ZE, but I know that these are reporduced and purchased through vendors like NPD, so I've discounted this tag although it's correct for Dearborn cars. Radiators around my build date time frame were only the Dearborn radiator style as San Jose did not start up mustang production until late 64 (I think toward the end of July 64) and the Metuchen NJ plant never produced any 64 1/2 mustangs. Any help with getting a proper ID of this radiator would be appreciated. I'll try and post pics of the radiator later tonight. Thanks!