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Paul H
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A couple of people I know have used Anglia Radiators near Cambridge.

 

Did an excellent job by all accounts.

 

Phone - 01223 314444

 

Cost wise, no idea.

 

Good luck.

 

Richard.

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Just tried the Club Shop, under "cooling".

No radiators.

 

I was put off by an OE pattern rad in brass at over £200, when  could buy a Honda Civic in aluminium for £80.

Needed a few mods to make it work, but hey!  I like fettling.

 

John

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You can buy any radiator from any scrappie which will fit with a bit of fettling..... :)

Got mine recored for £100 with a modern uprated core, as long as the top and bottom header / footer sections are reusable they can fit the core in-between to look like the original. 

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I bet a£100 wasn't recent!

Round here all the repair shops are disappearing, what few there were, as modern disposable rads don't get repaired/reconned but just replaced.

 

There are still rad specialists about, but you may have to travel. Or the usual suspects (canleys etc) should have them on an exchange basis.

 

Using a modern alternative can be more complicated that expected. Some of us are very adept at making/adapting stuff for our cars, but if you aren't then get a straight replacement.

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Thanks for heads up re the TSSC shop , just rang and they do offer a recore service at £160 ( not sure if this includes redelivery ) This is the cheapest Ive found even with delivery to them . I did find Honda Civic alloy radiators at £62 deld on Ebay but the side brackets would need fabricating in ally and tig welded which I cant do . Incidently next best price was £210 which includes collection and redelivery - this is for a Vitesse 2 litre - Thanks again - I incorrectly assumed the catalog was all they did 

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So did I - when the Club is run as a business I would expect them to do so.

 

Yes, bivvyman (?) I had to buy some alloy sheet from ebay, make the brackets and get a local firm to TiG weld them on.

I also had to make a new thermostat cover, with the outlet going the other way.

But then, I like fettling!

 

John

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So did I - when the Club is run as a business I would expect them to do so.

 

Yes, bivvyman (?) I had to buy some alloy sheet from ebay, make the brackets and get a local firm to TiG weld them on.

I also had to make a new thermostat cover, with the outlet going the other way.

But then, I like fettling!

 

John

I'm looking into this mod, have you any more pics? Brackets, hoses many thanks jonny
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