Coins glued on a cars radiator

Asked by Guru2K7WN Mar 01, 2020 at 09:20 PM about the 1970 MG MGB

Question type: General

I recently saw a original V8 MG right hand steer. The radiator had several
coins (European)glued to the top of the radiator. I have searched the web with
no results. What is the significance of this?

2 Answers


Copper coins? Maybe they were soldered onto the radiator to plug a leak? Radiators of that era were made of copper and commonly repaired vs replaced due to the cost. Today's radiators are aluminum and much cheaper.

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