Honeycomb radiator repair

Anyone had any success doing minor repair to a 1935 vintage honeycomb radiator?


  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 3,761Senior Contributor
    Depends on where it needs repairing.  If the core is leaking then  there is not much you can do, but if only the seams where the tanks are soldered you can have some success.  You cannot "tube-out" a honeycomb core.  If there is a leak  out of an outer seam of the  core you can sometimes solder this, but overall they are not a good prospect for  long term repair.   Far better to replace with a modern core.
  • tigermothtigermoth Posts: 411Expert Adviser
    Thank you Geoff.

    regards, Tom
  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,772Senior Contributor
    Brassworks Radiators has done the 34 Hudson-Terraplane radiators, so I imagine the 35 is not that much different.  https://www.thebrassworks.net/radiator-cores/
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 3,761Senior Contributor
    Only difference is the  series.    Super models had a different bypass and thermostat, but the cores are the same as 1934.
  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,772Senior Contributor
    For Kiwis and Diggers, here's a closer source:  http://www.ftrs.com.au/honey/comb.php
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