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Vintage Radiator

Vintage Radiator

Newquay Radiators and Exeter Radiators have been repairing Vintage Vehicle Radiators, Oil Coolers, Heaters and Fuel Tanks since 1982.

Our highly trained technicians have over 100 years experience between them and they carry out each job to a high standard.

Whilst their aim is to meet customer requirements, they also provide advice on any options which could improve the performance, efficiency and longevity of the radiator, oil cooler etc.



The first thing we do is test the radiator to accurately diagnose its problems.

Pressure test to reveal a leak or leaks

Flow test to confirm a choked core

Visual checks provide further information


Based on the test results, and taking into consideration cost, authenticity and time-scale, the following options are considered for resolving the radiator problems.


Filler necks

Small leaks in copper and brass cores

Top and bottom tanks

Recore / Rebuild

Fit an original style core to retain the original features of the vehicle

Fit a new modern copper and brass core, which is repairable if future damage is sustained

Fit an upgraded core to improve efficiency

Fit a modified core to suit the vehicle requirements


Build a new copper and brass replacement radiator, which is repairable if future damage occurs.





Our workshops are located in Devon and Cornwall and many of our customers are from the surrounding areas.

With the reliable network of couriers operating throughout the country, we also deal with customers from all over the UK.

Give us a ring to speak with an experienced person regarding your radiator problem. In the majority of cases it will be suggested that your radiator is brought in to one of our workshops to enable our repairers to pressure test and flow test it. You can either bring the radiator in to our workshop personally, or we can arrange for a courier to pick it up on your behalf.

Sometimes a simple issue can be resolved over the phone.

Test results, along with a visual inspection, will ensure that you are given an accurate diagnosis of the problem and the various options available to resolve the issue.

Decision time, and we appreciate that time, finances and longevity are important considerations when deciding on how you would like your radiator problem to be resolved.

Vintage Van Radiators

Vintage Military Radiators

Vintage Bus Radiators

Vintage Tractor Radiators

Vintage Fire Engine Radiators