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Martin Hamilton
post 30 Oct 2017, 19:27
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Evenin All (or probaby "Mornin" if you're on the other side of the planet)

Some of you will recall the topic I started about electric fans - well, I've taken to heart the suggestion of de-gunking the cooling system

The rad is pretty manky and I feel it best to replace it with a recon one (especially as having just done my Income Tax self-assessment for last year I've received a decent windfall from Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs - so although a gold-plated one is out of the question, a recon radiator is suddenly very affordable).

John's Radiator Shop on ebay is advertising re-cored Wolseley / Riley 1500 radiators* at around £230 [ Link to ebay ] - does this sound like a good deal? As usual, happy to show my ignorance - and if so which of the two types he has would be a better bet - a 2-row core or a 3-row core ?
*Richard Monk has told me that these are the only rads that will fit my car (other than one specifically for a Series IV - and those are as rare as powdered unicorn horn, rocking horse droppings or a mobile signal in Somerset - and possibly all three).

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Martin

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post 30 Oct 2017, 20:19
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Hi Martin

This sounds like the perfect job for one of our Forum sponsors (blatant plug here of course!).

Try contacting Howard at MRS Heat Transfer Ltd, his company specialises in refurbishing classic car radiators, he is able to recondition your old unit and even to upgrade it to 3 core, if that is what you would like. He is based in Preston, Lancashire but you can post him your old rad and he will send it back out to you looking good as (or actually probably better than) new.

here is an introductory post telling you more information - here.

Howards contact details are:

Howard Brumwell

Howard@motorradiators.co.uk
Tel: 01772 736500

MRS Heat Transfer Ltd,
Shelley House,
Pechell street,
Ashton on Ribble,
Preston,
Lancashire
PR2 2RN

Let me know if you decide to use Howard and please mention the Wolseley Forum when you contact him.

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post 30 Oct 2017, 23:00
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QUOTE (Nishka @ 30 Oct 2017, 21:19 ) *
Hi Martin

This sounds like the perfect job for one of our Forum sponsors (blatant plug here of course!).

Try contacting Howard at MRS Heat Transfer Ltd, his company specialises in refurbishing classic car radiators, he is able to recondition your old unit and even to upgrade it to 3 core, if that is what you would like. He is based in Preston, Lancashire but you can post him your old rad and he will send it back out to you looking good as (or actually probably better than) new.

here is an introductory post telling you more information - here.

Howards contact details are:

Howard Brumwell

Howard@motorradiators.co.uk
Tel: 01772 736500

MRS Heat Transfer Ltd,
Shelley House,
Pechell street,
Ashton on Ribble,
Preston,
Lancashire
PR2 2RN

Let me know if you decide to use Howard and please mention the Wolseley Forum when you contact him.

Nishka


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post 31 Oct 2017, 05:57
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Original Oxford series II/III/IV radiators are all 3 row cores, I'm pretty sure.
I've got a 2 row core in my 1200cc Cowley and it gets a bit hot going up hills (foot flat to the floor, top gear, 50mph all the way). My Oxford with 1489cc engine has an original 3-row core and it never gets hot.
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QUOTE (webmonster @ 31 Oct 2017, 06:57 ) *
Original Oxford series II/III/IV radiators are all 3 row cores, I'm pretty sure.
I've got a 2 row core in my 1200cc Cowley and it gets a bit hot going up hills (foot flat to the floor, top gear, 50mph all the way). My Oxford with 1489cc engine has an original 3-row core and it never gets hot.


Good to know thanks, the same advice from Richard Monk. 3 Rows it is.
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