Well, guys, I am in the process of replacing my radiator on my 1949 cub and am following the instructions in the IH Service Manual. After completing steps 1-6 (on page 59), including a lengthy battle to remove the rusted screws holding the fan housing (which I barely won), step #7 instruct me to "move the fan housing out of the way and remove the cap screws securing the radiator to the steering gear housing." Well, I moved the fan housing back as far as I could but, for the life of me, I can't see any reasonable way to remove the cap screws on the engine side of the radiator without taking the fan housing completely off the tractor.
I have attached a picture of the fan housing on my cub which shows the problem I am facing. I am inclined to carefully split the fan housing at the tack weld on top and then, when I reinstall it, simply drill a couple of small holes on the top of the housing and bolt it back together.
But, before I do anything, I thought I would ask whether any of you have an suggestions on what I can do to remedy this situation. Thanks.