Category Archives: Motorcycle

New Transmission Cooler Range For Classic or Kit Cars

Transmission coolers

Transmission coolers

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.

Young Will Caines at Brands Hatch racing in the Thundersport event on his Aprilia RRV450

Aaron Radiators Sticker on Will Caines Bike

Our sticker on Will Caines RRV450

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.

Will Caines Aprilia RRV450 in Thundersport GB at Aprilia Superteen

Will on the grid at Brands Hatch

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.

Will Caines Aprilia RRV450 in Thundersport GB at Aprilia Superteen

Will in the pits at Brands Hatch

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:

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.
  • We’re in the Croydon Advertiser 04/05/12!!

    Nothing like a mention in your local paper to make you feel special!!

    Here’s a copy of the article and a link to it :

    Croydon Advertiser Article 04/05/12

    Croydon Advertiser Article 04/05/12

    Aaron Radiators celebrates 50 years in Croydon

    Firm drives into a confident future

    Aaron Radiators marks fifty years as a family company

    WHEN William Stringer founded his car radiator firm in 1952 (edit – make that 1962) he dubbed it Aaron Radiators to ensure it a top spot in the phonebook, helping draw in the customers.

    Now with the company, based in Whitehorse Lane, South Norwood, celebrating its 50th anniversary as a family firm, the Stringers are ensuring the company maintains its ranking in the industry.

    SUCCESS: Gerald Stringer (centre) and staff and two classic Rolls Royce radiators they are working on

    William Stringer himself died four years ago but the company’s eight staff still includes his wife, Jane, who is managing director and her son and daughter, Gerald and Laura.

    While the family ethos of the company has not changed, it has had to adapt to changing times which have seen the small radiator manufacturing companies challenged by an influx of large motor parts concerns.

    Gerald Stringer, the company’s sales director, said: “There is so much competition these days.”

    Aaron’s has also had to face the fact that the quality of radiators has had to improve.

    When the business started, the life-span of a radiator was around two to three years. Now they can last ten to 15 years, although the effects of that economic challenge are offset by the fact there are a lot more cars on the road.

    The edge in the industry has not stopped Aaron’s from still being involved in the manufacture of radiators, for both cars and heavy plant machinery.

    But for Mr Stringer one of the most radical decisions the company has made to cement its future is to move into what he describes as “the bespoke side of the industry.”

    More effort is now being put into reconditioning radiators for classic cars. Combining this with making an increasing impression on manufacturing radiators for kit cars, Mr Stringer is driving towards a confident future.

    50th Anniversary Photo 1962-2012

    Aaron Radiator Co is 50 years old in May, so here is a group photo of the whole team. Bring on the next 50 years! Our founder, Bill Stringer, would have been proud of us and we all miss him.

    manufacturing car radiators since 1962.

    manufacturing car radiators since 1962.

    Aaron Radiators 50th Anniversary (with names)

    Aaron Radiators 50th Anniversary (with names)

    Also appearing in the photo are a pair of 1920’s Rolls Royce 20/25 radiators, one before a recore, the other after.

    Custom aluminium, classic and industrial pages added to website.

    We’ve added loads of new pages and information to our website, concentrating in 3 main areas :

    • Custom Aluminium
    • Classic
    • Industrial

    Please take time read of some of the pages – I’m sure some people will find them very interesting, particularly as they describe some of the work we do ‘in-house’ that perhaps not many people know about!

    One page I’m particularly proud of is the detailed guide to different core upgrades available for classic cars. This is based on an article that was published in Jaguar World magazine 6 or 7 years ago, I wrote the article aimed towards Jaguars of the 60’s and 70’s but the information is relevant to all makes of car of that era.

    The new pages are :

    Aluminium Aston Martin DB5 Radiator
    Custom Aluminium
    Aluminium Radiators
    Aluminium Intercoolers
    Motorcycle Radiators
    Motorcycle Oil Coolers

    Aluminium and copper / brass radiator and cooler module
    Industrial & Plant
    Plant Radiators
    Industrial Oil Coolers
    Industrial Intercoolers and Charge Air Coolers
    Truck Fuel Tanks
    Header Tanks
    Heater Cores
    Heat Exchangers

    Vintage Bentley radiator with upgraded core
    Classic and Vintage
    Vintage Car Radiators
    Classic Radiator Upgrades
    Classic Heaters
    Vintage Fuel tanks

    Custom coloured filler cap range
    Filler Caps
    Custom Coloured Filler Caps

    Red or blue radiator filler caps.

    Aaron Radiators have a range of red or blue coated steel radiator filler caps.

    The coating is very thin, transparent and metallic, giving the steel the appearance of anodised aluminium.

    They are suitable for many Japanese cars and fit most motorcycle radiators. The diameter of the cap is 46mm outside diameter and they fit a neck with an inside diameter of 31mm.

    These are brand new to the market and wholesale enquiries are welcome.

    Multi coloured radiator filler caps in red or blue.

    Multi coloured radiator filler caps in red or blue.

    New In-House Aluminium radiator fabrication in full swing

    Our new line of hand made aluminium car radiators is progressing nicely. We have finished 2 prototype radiators (a ford popular hot rod and an Aston Martin DBS) and are really pleased with the results. The progression from copper and brass radiators to aluminium radiators has taken a while but we’re there now and will be moving on to small run production of aluminium MGB radiators, Aston Martin DB4/DB5/DB6 aluminium radiators, TVR radiators and re-coring motorcycle radiators. We will also be developing radiators for kit cars and racing cars in the new year.

    Bike season is here at last! Motorcycle radiators recored.

    With the cracking weather we’ve been having recently we’ve been bombarded with motorcycle radiators and oil coolers needing repairing, re-coring or copying. Here’s a particularly nice Ducati curved radiator we recored with new tanks.