Uses : Most radiators on cars with an automatic transmission have an oil cooler in one of the end tanks for cooling the transmission fluid. If this fails it can be catastrophic for the gearbox as the engine coolant can mix with the transmission fluid.
Some classic and kitcar radiators cannot be re-cored due to the fact that replacement coolers are not often available and while a new OE replacement radiator may be available for modern cars, it might not be available for older vehicles.
These coolers also enable a manual radiator to be used in place of an automatic radiator (particularly useful for kitcars) or if the transmission fluid overheats when towing as an auxiliary cooler can help keep the transmission fluid cool.
Mounting : They can either be fixed to the radiator using mounting ties through the radiator or bolted near the front of the car (which we prefer.) The oil fittings are 10mm push-on fittings.
Core dimensions and retail prices:
8 row (282mm x 108mm x 30mm) – £82.80 inc VAT
10 row (282mm x 148mm x 30mm) – £122.40 inc VAT
13 row (282mm x 191mm x 30mm) – £148.80 inc VAT
We have a new collection service for classic car radiators of any shape or size. This service is for customers who want their original radiator reconditioned but are unable to post it due to not having the time, ability or enough packaging material to pack it up safely and securely. A wooden crate is sent with packaging materials and instructions, put the old radiator in the enclosed plastic bag then pop it in the crate and fasten clips with cable ties ready for collection – simple!
This collection service costs £30.00 + vat
Please note : To use this service the price to recore your radiator must be over £250 + vat
That simple process in more detail :
Order collection and pay for re-core.
Receive wooden crate with packaging materials and instructions enclosed.
Put the old unit into the enclosed plastic bag and clip it in the crate (which is locked with cable ties.)
Customer calls to arrange collection date – please ensure someone is in all day on the arranged date as there is an £18 failed collection charge.
Radiator is recored and returned to you looking and functioning like new, or better!
A reconditioned and upgraded radiator can greatly increase the cooling efficiency of a classic car whilst still retaining the originality that is so sought after with classics.
The collection service helps with the problems of packing a big, heavy, wet and oily radiator and ensures it is packed safely enough for it to get to its destination intact.
Collection Service – Terms & Conditions
Collection charge is £30.00 + vat
There is currently a £250 + vat minimum charge for recore to be eligible for the collection service.
Aaron Radiator will not be responsible for any loss or damage in transit.
The shipping crate remains the property of Aaron Radiator and collection must be arranged within 2 weeks of receiving crate.
The goods are only insured to the maximum value of the recore.
Customer must ensure that someone will be in all day at the address specified for collection. A failed collection charge will be charged at £18.00 if nobody is in when the carrier tries to collect.
The £30.00 charge is for mainland UK only, for Highlands and Island a surcharge may be payable.
International collection is also available – please call for price.
Thanks to the the Kent Kit Car Club for letting me talk to them about radiators on Friday 22nd Feb 2013. I also showed 2 new videos about their manufacture which I made especially (and will be on youtube soon!)
I enjoyed myself and you all made me feel very welcome.
We now have aluminium radiators in stock for Aston Martin DB 2/4. These are practically identical to the original copper and brass units but offer a substantial saving on weight and are much more efficient than the original radiators.
They can be supplied in either a bare brushed Aluminium finish, powder coated deep gloss black, or painted in silver to match the original part.
We recently manufactured a massively upgraded Aluminium radiator for ‘Rosie’ – Alan Hersey’s Reliant Scimitar 5a GTE that he races alongside ‘Bluebird.’
Reliant Scimitar Aluminium upgrade radiator
Despite having a minimum amount of time to prepare a new engine (and fit a new radiator) Alan came second in the HSCC ByBox Brands Hatch Indy 2012 on 23rd September 2012 despite pouring rain. Of course, the fact that the new aluminium radiator was so much lighter than the old heavy copper and brass one was the key to his success!!!…. Well done Alan. More photos please….
This modified radiator will fit all GTE’s and GTC’s from 1968-1979 including 2.5 GT, 3.0 GT and 3.0 GTE. Please call for pricing.