We were delivered a Rolls Royce radiator to cure an overheating problem. When we examined the radiator we found the 33% of the tubes had been blanked off to accommodate the the the angled corners of the radiator.
The original core would have been a film core which allows angle corners to be built into that type of construction, unlike the more modern square cores.
A stepped core was manufactured in the modern horizontal tube construction, with extra brass on the edges to allow us to shape the corners and reinstate the whole core for use in cooling.
We shaped the brass corners of the core to create the water tanks to accept the angles of the Rolls Royce bottom water tank.
Once the tube plate tanks had been created the bottom water tank was soldered onto the new core.
Now the top water tank was fitted to the new core and the radiator was air pressure tested under water.
Once completely dry the radiator was paint sprayed radiator black.
Finally the louvre support brackets were refitted and the headlight support bars attached.
The radiator was returned to our client with the missing 33% of cooling tubes reinstated We heard back from a very happy owner 3 weeks later that the overheating problem that the car had suffered from had vanished and in his opinion the car was actually performing better.
The company that had built the radiator core for us was very impressed with the outcome and asked our permission to feature the completed radiator on their website.
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