We were very pleased and proud when we took a telephone call from the Moray Motor Museum in Elgin, Scotland!
Could we look at a radiator from their 1904 Speedwell car, it has been repaired in the past, not entirely pleased with the repair as it has started to leak again, we did state that no one is perfect but we would love the chance to make it better.
So the radiator set off on its travels from Elgin nr Inverness, passing by Glasgow, Cumbria and its beautiful Lake District countryside, skipping past the edge of Yorkshire and its Yorkshire National Dales country Park in to Lancashire and finally to snowy Preston, Home of MOTOR RADIATOR SPECIALISTS.
Not being 100% happy with the remedial patches that had been soldered on over the years, we started to cut out all of the bottom of the tank, manufacture a new brass double ‘J’ plate and once cut to size and trimmed , we set to re-soldering the new plate back to the existing bottom tank.
Once soldered and tested, a few hours was set aside to polish the radiator back to its former glory, ready for its owners to paint the lower section of the radiator again to match the colour coding on the car.
Packed and crated with the most bubble wrap we have ever used, the radiator set back off on its travels through Cumbria to finally land at its home town of Elgin.
Details of this lovely car can be found at https://moraymotormuseum.org/1904-speedwell/