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Introduction

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Buick radiator, packed and ready for shipping. 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.

Chevrolet old tanks with new tanks made by VHRC. 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!

Complete with new Chevrolet core and all parts. Click for a larger image.

VHRC offers cores in a range of 6 different thicknesses: 2, 2¼, 2½, 2¾, 3, 3½, and 4 inch or 51,57,64,70, 76, 89 and 102 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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