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Any recommendations for custom rad or recoring a rad?

Any recommendations for custom rad or recoring a rad?

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300bhp/ton

Original Poster:

32,711 posts

99 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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I need a bigger than standard Rad on my car, can anyone recommend any 'affordable' wink custom rad makers. Or maybe someone who could recore my original to a better standard?

Thanks.

HustleRussell

10,430 posts

69 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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I've always used Aaron radiator

http://www.aaronradiator.co.uk/

they seem honest and they do produce one-offs.

Morrisboy

5 posts

49 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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I've been happy with these in the past.
http://www.applegate.co.uk/all-industry/boston-rad...

300bhp/ton

Original Poster:

32,711 posts

99 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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HustleRussell said:
I've always used Aaron radiator

http://www.aaronradiator.co.uk/

they seem honest and they do produce one-offs.
Thanks, I emailed them yesterday and got a reply - ouch!!!

I'm sure they offer quality work, but wow are there prices a bit high for my liking. Recoring would come in at £400 and another couple of hundred quid for a custom rad eek

stevieturbo

11,695 posts

156 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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I tried phoning the guy who made my rad a few years ago, although havent got a response from him. I could do with a new one myself.
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Tony427

1,394 posts

142 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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How many rows does your rad have at the moment. Any good rad workshop should be able to recore your rad , add an extra row, and use the existing end tanks.

By way of illustration Grantham Radiators does a lot of work for the Cobra enthusiasts ( generally known for running large capacity engines) and their SD1 rad, recored with three rows, and easily capable of cooling a yank engine up to 7 litres and beyond, is priced around £150 plus vat.

They may well be able to recore yours for less.


Cheers,

Tony

stevieturbo

11,695 posts

156 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Quite true, there will be dozens of radiator shops all over the country that can do such work like recoring or making copper rads etc.

There would be less who can do proper custom alloy radiator fabrication, but for most cases that sort of work isnt needed. It just looks nicer lol

I want a nice new shiny alloy one though smile

StephenM44

6,421 posts

160 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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I've used http://www.proalloy.co.uk/ but I doubt they would re-core yours, they make complete new units but they are incredibly well made and custom fitted.