Category Archives: Car

Massive upgrade copper radiator for ex work MGB - DRX 255C

FIA restrictions on upgraded alloy radiators replacing correct copper & brass radiators.

A conversation I had with several drivers at last years (2014) Goodwood revival was that the FIA have started to give time penalties against cars having upgraded alloy radiators instead of the period correct copper and brass radiators.

One such driver is Barry Sidery-Smith, owner of the ex-works MGB DRX 255C who has received a number of time penalties for running an alloy radiator even though a standard copper andbrass radiator simply will not keep his car cool.

To solve his cooling problem we built Barry a massive copper and brass radiator with the thickest core we have ever put in an MGB, a 5-row at 86mm thick. To put this into context, the original copper core is 56mm thick (an inefficient gill-on-tube type core) and we regularly upgrade MGB radiators by increasing the core thickness with a very efficient 64mm 4-row (pack construction) which is usually enough.

We can upgrade any copper & brass radiator making one that is just as efficient as an alloy upgrade (but just not as light) so give us a call if you have fallen foul of the FIA due to an incorrect radiator.

(See our page on Classic Radiator Upgrades here.)

New range of Ford Escort and Cortina alloy radiators.

These are a fantastic upgrade for the classic copper and brass although we can also supply upgraded copper radiators if you wish to retain your cars originality.

The main advantage is the weight saving over the traditional radiator, these alloy units weigh about a third of the copper and brass equivalent.

They are hand made in our London factory and the cores are made in Europe so the quality and efficiency is second to none.

Options available:

  • 30mm or 56mm core
  • optional sender unit hole (M22 x 1.5)
  • angled or straight fittings
  • Bare alloy or powder coated in black gloss or matt.

Please call for pricing.

Escort Alloy Radiator

Escort Alloy Radiator

Escort Alloy Radiator - hose fitting

Escort Alloy Radiator - filler cap

Escort Alloy Radiator - sides

Radiator Collection Service

Classic car radiator collection crate

Car radiator collection service

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.
  • Range Rover Aux radiator recore (LR009007)

    Recore service for Aluminium Range Rover 4.2 Aux radiators (LR009007)

    We can now recore the radiators that cool the superchargers on the 2006-2009 4.2 Range Rover which are not currently available (as of Sept 2013) from the main dealers.

    We can re-core you unit in about a week.

    Part number for this part is LR009007 / PCC500260

    PLEASE CALL FOR PRICING 020 8653 1144

    University of Liverpool Motorsport

    We just made a crazy shaped radiator for the Liverpool University racing team. Extremely tapered, but only on one side. Looks great too.

    It’s for the Liverpool Formula Student team. Formula Student in an international competition in which top engineering students design, build and race a single seat racing car.

    Thanks for the mention in your latest news University of Liverpool Motorsport – Latest News

    Good Luck!!

    University of Liverpool Motorsport Alloy Racecar Radiator

    University of Liverpool Motorsport Alloy Racecar Radiator

    Kent Kit Car talk

    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.

    Thanks again.

    Gerald Stringer.

    New Aston Martin DB 2/4 Alloy radiator

    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.

    Aston Martin DB2/4 Alloy radiator upgrade

    Aston Martin DB2/4 Alloy radiator upgrade

    Upgraded Reliant Scimitar radiator for race car

    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

    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.