A crisp new racing car radiator – Mini JEM Mk2

We recently built a nice aluminium radiator for a customer in France.
Here’s what the owner – Patrick Nicolas had to say about his race car :

“This JEM is a LWR-RS (Light Weight Racing) built for “race only” in 1969.

This car was well know in England when it was piloted by its first owner Peter Burnham from 1970 to 1992. Peter won many hilliclimbs and sprints in the 1300 class. You can read more about the car in the book “Mini – the racing story” by John Baggott.

When I found the car in 1998, it was in poor condition, close to a basket case. I restored it. After three years it was back on the track and I enjoy driving this old lady carefully.”

Here are some pictures of the finished radiator on the car and a great picture of the car on the track.

Good luck, Patrick, and thanks for the custom.
The JEM’s looking good! 100bhp and it weighs 500kg- fantastic.

Read more about this car on the Mini Marcos site and here on the Mini Marcos site.

—-added 19/10/11—————

More kind words back from owner Patrick Nicolas after his cars first race outing with its new radiator :

“Some news from your radiator. It worked very well !

I had never had before a cylinder head temperature as low. I think I win 10°C and maybe more.”