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1929 Cadillac Radiator Cap with or without ornament

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Need to replace a stolen radiator cap for a 1929 Cadillac.  Cap did not have threads.  Doesn't have to be perfect, but serviceable.  Can be a plain cap or one with ornament including later 1930 - with Goddess.  Any leads as to whom to check with would be great.  Don't know the part number.

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Not yet, joined the AACA first.  I did go to the Cadillac LaSalle Club meeting in Michigan a few weeks ago.  Didn't come up with any leads there beyond contacting Dick Shappy Classic Cars in Rhode Island.  Sent an email, hadn't heard back yet.

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I have a few NOS caps but no idea what they fit...

what size and design is it that you're looking for so we can compare to what we have ? Any pics or dimensions that you can share ?

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The cap would not have been threaded in, had two ears.  From what I can tell, the basic cap is smooth and is a slight dome like a gas cap would be.  The ears of the cap would fit a space of 2 3/8" and the rest of the inner hole would only be 2 1/4".  The outer of the cap would be at least 3 3/4" to line up with the chrome base of the grille shell.  I think other GM cars like Buick may have used a similar type base, but Buick caps have a fin on top apparently.  The photos with the goddess ornament shows the cap base as it would have been on a plain cap.  I've seen a couple of these cars with Moto-Meters as well through a cap with a serrated edge.  Maybe I can find a part number somehow.

 

The American Arrow Corp ornaments are beautiful, stainless steel no less.  Expensive, but it looks like they are well worth the price.  Maybe after a few other things are done.

 

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Wish I could help but I don't own anything that will work. All of our nice ones are screw on currently. A couple with tabs but nothing that old and that size...

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