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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by codge » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:49 pm

ian65 wrote:best thing to do is get it recored... it will still look factory original but have modern performance....most of the cars on here have been modified so we'd stick anything on but as yours is one of the few original condition cars left, getting your original rad recored is probably the way to do it. There's a place in Colchester does them I think
A guy in Scunthorpe recored ours around 10 years ago. He was ex Serck with his own workshop as I recall.
Superb job for around £110......looked like a new S3 rad after the work and it's done the job perfectly.
After all, with a new core and top bottom tanks soldered properly in place it should be like a new rad.
There should be a profusion of light engineering rad specialists around your part of the world Dibs.....it's just finding the right one.

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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by spirit r » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:58 pm

You can refurbish modify the radiator with a highly efficiency race radiator block. That's what i made long time ago and never had any problems. Not even more cost to do that cause the working process is the same.

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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by A7RXY » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:25 pm

Just phoned a company in Colchester and to refurbish my rad would cost £180 +vat . That seems a bit dear to me what do others think ?

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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by codge » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:09 pm

That's £216 with Vat......it does seem a lot.

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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by A7RXY » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:04 pm

Just had another for £220 plus vat

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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by Asiapinball » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:24 am

I have just put mine in for re-core this morning. £165 + VAT at a place that I have used before in Newcastle upon Tyne (Advance Radiators, www.adrad.co.uk). Series 3. It will be ready tomorrow afternoon. Ben, who I dealt with agreed with me that it was a lot in comparison to their common stock but said that they buy in the cores and as soon as radiators were no longer manufactured as new units the manufacturers of the cores always hike up the prices. said he sees this across the Board, regardless of make and model. I wanted to keep mine standard (other than the electric fan), so decided the re-core option was best.

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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by Threesevens » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:39 pm

Hi Dibs are you series 2 or 3?
Kev

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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by codge » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:14 pm

Dibs' car is Nov '85, Series 3

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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by A7RXY » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:40 am

Thanks Dave .....
How's it going with your car Kev ?

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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by Threesevens » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:39 pm

A7RXY wrote:Thanks Dave .....
How's it going with your car Kev ?

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I was meant to go and see it yesterday but I couldn't get there. He said he was going to start primering it. Hope to get to see it in the next few days, what do you bet it is not primered?

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