We repair lots of fuel tanks and more commercial and industrial tanks made from aluminium are coming in for repair. These can be cleaned out and repaired just like steel tanks, this one from a Mercedes truck for a local main dealer was turned round in just a few days.
We’ve just copied this Cortina Mk 1 Fuel tank and it looks stunning! It took hours to make and is an exact copy of the (very rotten) original tank. Once it’s been painted it will be indestinguishable from the original except for the weld marks which are unavoidable as the originals were pressed out.
They are pricey units but take a lot of work to make.
Call for price, we can also clean out and repair Fuel Tanks.
We have a new supply of these oil coolers which are made in EU. This is the 911 oil cooler that is bolted directly onto the crankcase for engine oil and has either a hose fitting or a screw fitting. BEHR have now ceased production on these units. Price is £595 + vat. with immediate availability for the units with hose fitting. Suitable for cars from 1972 – 1989)
hose fitting – 91110704102 – available now
screw fitting – 91110704103 – available soon
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
Available ex-stock for next day delivery.
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.)
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.
- 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.
A note to thank Will Caines (a family friend of Gavin’s) for putting one of our Aaron Radiators stickers on his bike this weekend.
14 year old Will was racing at Brands Hatch on Saturday / Sunday 9th March 2014 on
a RRV450 Aprilia in the Thundersport GB Aprilia Superteen event.
It was his first outing on this bike, last year he was on an Aprilia 125cc.
We wish him all the best for the rest of the season!!
Some great onboard footage from last year here:
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 :
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
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
This video shows the steps we take when we recore a classic car radiator, in this case a Jaguar E-type radiator.
The radiator had rotten sides and was totally choked up, see how it comes out at the end!