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Radiators, who knows...

Hi Guys...
 
Does anyone have a GOOD contact for radiator work?
it seems the rebuilding of old radiators might be a dying art, 
the mod of choice on a 1000 is to bung a triple core in, then it is good for whatever A series you can stuff into it, 
just been doing a bit of a hunt, and some of the quites to recore are crazy,$495, $510, $550, 
and $650 for aluminium, 
I'm in Perth, but at this rate, it could be worth post... 
 
cheers,
oh btw, EOI on a B10 Ally radiator, I'm going thru the motions to see if it's worth getting a bunch made, 
 
a wild guess at $350-$450, of course, the more the merrier.... 
 
it's very early in the process....
I would never go alloy Master D, I find they are weak things but I did go through alibaba
in which they dont charge if the product is not up to standard when it arrives which saves
on dodgy work and losing a bunch of moneys. I got quote 100-150 depending on numbers
a long time ago on 1200.com but getting peeps is an issue in the end.
 
There are plenty of radiator places still in Melbourne that I would send to if you cant find
a local joint your way and at worst you could send the measurements to an ebay cheapy
but as you know very hard to do.

what are the 1000 dimensions??? below is one to consider....
 
leyland mini might be close
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-ROW-70mm-ALLOY-RADIATOR-MINI-COOPER-S-CLUBMAN-Leyland-1275GT-850-998-1098-1275-/151167644162?hash=item23324b3202&vxp=mtr
 
 



    Vehicle Notes:                        Mini All models
    Core Size (in) approx:            70MM - 3Rows.  W: 270mm x H:258mm x T:70mm
    Core and Tank:                       ALL ALUMINUM
    Weight (lbs) approx:              19



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Hey Dundee I got mine recored at natrad here in Melb (triple core) for $290. They have gone up to $395 now but still not to bad. If you were going to look at alloy I would be interested. I did a lot of looking but couldn't find one straight of the shelf.
I answed this over there.... but now we're here
 
Lets look into some Chinese alloy ones
 
Who's got the pics and proper measurements ?
ok we have a stock original sample, and a drawing to send to the manufacturer,  
they will be triple core, alloy, with the overflow pointing towards the passenger side, (to allow for a recovery tank if you so desire) and have a drain tap as per original, 
 
buzz in if your keen, and we'll see what comes out.... ......... GO!
some reference
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I'm in Dundee, so long as they are same size as original. Let's hope there are enough people who want them so we get a good price.
Hi All,
on the subject of radiators and also relating to my earler posts about finding one for my uncle's 1000 light van, I'd like to put out some info on getting a radiator made up.
My uncle did some looking around where he lives and came up with a guy who can make up radiators from scratch.
 
After three days, he took delivery of the radiator to suit the VB10. It's a three-row core and my uncle is really happy with the overall quality of workmanship. He found the core and cut it down to the right height and cut down brackets for the mounts. He had some tanks that were very close to original. It has the overflow tube pointing towards the passenger side, which is the opposite to original, but as someone pointed out, it lends itself to installig an overflow bottle.
 
To be entirely accurate, the core is about 20 mm too narrow in width, but the right height. It does not have a drain tap as per original, but that's due more to him not having the original there to work from (as it was still on the car!) . Still, a tap could be added at a later date. It looks it pretty spot-on, anyway. These detail differences are there simply because he did not have a sample radiator. They would be easily possible otherwise. There's a pic I took to give you an idea.

The company is:
Parafield Discount Radiators
1405 Main North Road
Para Hills West
SA 5096
Phone 08 8250 5070 
 
The guy does a terrific job, as the pic hopefully shows.
Prices: with your own core: about $160 or so, I think. For the radiator as shown here: $500.
 
Cheers,
Claudio
What kind of $$$ Claudio?
Hi D,
I guess it might be a bit pricey, but I think people who re-do things from the basics are harder and harder to find. Most modern things are driven by expediency and get thrown away before getting a new one. Don't know if you agree with that, and this is relative to everyone's point of view - but $500 (whilst not a bargain price!) is probably OK to keep something you love on the road. If you have your own tanks, it would be cheaper again.
 
Kind regards,
Claudio
Id rather spend 500aud on a 1k radiator than a heater core for a camry, falcoon or commonhoe
They are such simple cars that with good maintanance will outlast most owners
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Got mine triple cored for $400 at natrad. That included repairs to overflow tube and a bit of a leak, I think $500 isn't to bad but still needs drain. I don't understand why an overflow tank can't be used with the std rad!
Heya Dix, 
an overflow tank can be used, you need to change the cap to a recovery type, thats all....
Hi again,
I'm adding an update to the radiator pricing just to clear up some details on the price in my earlier posts.
 
I mentioned my uncle paid $500 for a radiator for his 1000. This was for a complete radiator, including tanks and the mouting brackets. The guy made all of these up (i.e. found some and adapted them to a 1000 radiator size.) My uncle could not have the car off the road, so could not use the old bits for the new radiator.
 
If you took or sent him your own tanks and mounting brackets, the price would be more like $350 for a new three-row core and the actual assembly work. (It could be even cheaper.) Of course, it would be best if anybody interested talked to the guy directly, for a more accurate pricing. I've posted the details in my earler message.
All in all, a pretty reasonable price, I think. (Easy enough for me to say - but it's your money!  )
I hope this helps.
Cheers,
Claudio
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