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Introduction

Radiator fitted to the 1935 Singer. Radiator fitted to the 1935 Singer. Click for a larger image.

In 2009 I negotiated the purchase of very early authentic film-type honeycomb core manufacturing machinery from a long standing and now closed business in Sydney. This machinery has known history dating back to Johnson Brothers in Parramatta Road, Ashfield, Sydney.

A Honeycomb Radiator History FACT:

Herbert Harrison invented the honeycomb radiator in 1910, and founded Harrison Radiators. Vintage Honeycomb Radiator Company cores are similar to Harrison's in looks, yet outperform Harrison Cores, and are cleanable.

Radiator fitted to the 1935 Singer.
Scott Motorcycle Radiator and New VHRC Core. Click for a larger image.

After more than 18 months of restoring this well worn vintage machinery, and with a combination of research, improved tooling and testing, the core has now been re-designed. This allows a core made with 0.15mm copper to be run as a serviceable core, superior in design and endurance to the 0.11mm copper used previously. This new core has been wind tunnel tested, and I am happy to be making a core more efficient than what I have imported and fitted for many years. I already knew the performance of the imported core, and this new VHRC core is better!

Radiator fitted to the 1935 Singer.
Morgan Flat-Rad after assembly. Click for a larger image.

VHRC offers cores in a range of 6 different thicknesses: 2, 2¼, 2½, 2¾, 3, and 3½ inch or 51,57,64,70, 76 and 89 mm.

Why serviceable? If you are going to spend good money on a honeycomb radiator, why not ensure it is serviceable in 20+ years?

Looking forward to the future with "authentic machinery, new tooling, new cores and a new attitude!"


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