Classic Radiator Upgrades
Northern Radiators go back quite some time…….established in 1920. We were the original radiator manufacturer for Scott Motorcycles.
Our vintage and classic division have worked on hundreds of radiators over the years, we know how to put them right!
Many classic radiators suffer from overheating, this is normally down to the water tubes suffering from a build-up of deposits that restrict the flow rate. A quick test in our workshop will soon pin point if the radiator is blocked.
Out time served staff have the expertise and skills and offer the following services:
A pressure test will reveal any leaks in the core or tanks of the radiator
A flow test will determine the extent of any internal blockage to the tubes
After testing we will contact you with our findings and recommendations without any obligation
Internal blockages may be removed with a chemical clean. Badly blocked cores will require a replacement.
External blockage in the core can be removed with steam cleaning.
We are able to repair many leaking radiators, tube leaks, core leaks, tank leaks and fitting leaks. We have many repair techniques depending on the problem.
Some radiators will recondition. We will strip the radiator down and clean all parts. Tubes will be unblocked and tube joints re soldered. Reassembled and tested.
We can recore any classic radiator and offer many different specification of cores from the original design to ones with more water tubes and a higher fin pitch, and in most cases a more efficient construction of core which provides up-rated cooling.
We can talk you through all options for your vehicle. Any price that we may quote would include and necessary work to the rest of the radiator, damaged tanks etc.
All recored radiators are individually inspected and tested prior to spray painting with your choice of matt or gloss radiator black.
We offer free friendly expert advice, feel free to pop in for a cup of tea!
Phone 0113 243 5051