Newsletter - Issue 17 (June 2016)
Hello and welcome to the newest edition of our quarterly newsletter.
With EOFY here, we thank you for taking the time out to read our June issue.
Congratulations to Glenn Dunn on 15 years service with Superior Radiators. We are proud to have an employee like Glenn as part of our team. He is a very skilled tradesperson and has over 30 years experience in the radiator repair industry.
Now that winter is here, is your vehicle ready for the cold ?
Now is a good time to check your anti-freeze !!
It might also be a good idea to check that your heater, demister and wipers are functioning correctly. We are always available for technical or fault diagnosis assistance. Superior Radiators has “all your cooling needs covered”, so feel free to contact us with any of your cooling/heating queries.
Recently we had two radiators come into our workshop, the first one was out of a Hino truck and the second one was out of a Ford F100.
In both cases the customers had bought new radiator caps from spare parts outlets, the case being that they were sold the wrong caps.
The caps had the incorrect stem length and had turned the radiators into pressure vessels. When the cap was tightened it was completely sealed and there wasn’t any way of releasing the pressure.
For both these customers it was a very expensive fix as the radiators had to be replaced costing $1200.00 for the Hino and $750.00 for the Ford.
We recommend that if you need a new radiator cap we can supply the correct cap at a very competitive price. We are also happy to give our advice freely to you.
As you can see a radiator cap is not as simple as it looks !
Did you Know
Did you know that Superior Radiators has access to Wingfan products which have a worldwide reputation in modular axial fans. They have a warehouse facility in Australia and we can offer fast turnaround times for replacement fans for most applications.
See attached flyer, for more information click on the link below to be directed to the website http://www.wingfan.com.au/ or call us directly so that we can assist you.
Some light reading and interesting facts following on from our previous newsletter.
Q: What type of car had the distinction of being GM's 100 millionth car built in the U.S.?
A: March 16, 1966 saw an Olds Toronado roll out of Lansing, Michigan with that honor.
Q: Where was the first drive-in movie theater opened, and when?
A: Camden , NJ in 1933
Q: What autos were the first to use a standardized production key-start system?
A: The 1949 Chryslers
Q: What did the Olds designation 4-4-2 stand for?
A: 4 barrel carburetor, 4 speed transmission, and dual exhaust.
Q: What car was the first to place the horn button in the center of the steering wheel?
A: The 1915 Scripps-Booth Model C. The car also was the first with electric door latches.
Q: What U.S. production car has the quickest 0-60 mph time?
A: The 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409. Did it in 4.0 seconds. Sorry but today: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 does 0-60 MPH (8-speed automatic): 2.95 seconds.
Q: What's the only car to appear simultaneously on the covers of Time and Newsweek?
A: The Mustang
Q: What was the lowest priced mass produced American car?
A: The 1925 Ford Model T Runabout. Cost $260, $5 less than 1924.
Q: What is the fastest internal-combustion American production car?
A: The 1998 Dodge Viper GETS-R, tested by Motor Trend magazine at 192.6 mph.
Q: What automaker's first logo incorporated the Star of David?
A: The Dodge Brothers.
Q: Who wrote to Henry Ford, "I have drove fords exclusively when I could get away with one. It has got every other car skinned, and even if my business hasn't been strictly legal it don't hurt anything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V-8"?
A: Clyde Barrow (of Bonnie and Clyde ) in 1934.
Q: What car was the first production V12, as well as the first production car with aluminum pistons?
A: The 1915 Packard Twin-Six. Used during WWI in Italy, these motors inspired Enzi Ferrari to adopt the V12 himself in 1948.
Q: What was the first car to use power operated seats?
A: They were first used on the 1947 Packard line.
Q: Which of the Chrysler "letter cars" sold the fewest amount?
A: Only 400, 1963, 300J's were sold (they skipped" "I" because it looked like a number 1)
Q: What car company was originally known as Swallow Sidecars (aka SS)?
A: Jaguar, which was an SS model first in 1935, and ultimately the whole company by 1945.
We look forward to sharing Part 3 in our next newsletter.
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