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1929 ford radiator for flathead v8

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BillyBobsSpeedShop, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. BillyBobsSpeedShop
    Joined: Jan 6, 2008
    Posts: 522


  2. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,666


    Reading carefully......right after the High performance paragraph........why does it also say "this radiator is for chevy engine"?
    I'm confused!
    I would get a phone # and do some talking.
  3. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    All that SHOULD MEAN is that the radiator hose inlets and outlets are only 1 per tank rather than the 2 per tank a flattie would require, but I see the illustration is a four hose configuration so the mystery remains. Those upper hose connections look awful small like 49-53 only hose to me.
  4. banjorear
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
    Posts: 3,889


    Man, do it once and do it right. Walker. Enough said.

  5. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,666


    The other troubling statement is "The radiator is located in the U.S.A."
    To me, that does not mean "Made in the U.S.A."!
  6. Ghost of ElMirage
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 758

    Ghost of ElMirage

    Remember you get what you pay for. WALKER has been around forever
  7. BillyBobsSpeedShop
    Joined: Jan 6, 2008
    Posts: 522


    yea ill probably get a walker
  8. Rem
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,256


    I'm pretty sure these are made in China, as they come up as shipped from there on the UK eBay.
  9. chopper cliff
    Joined: Aug 19, 2011
    Posts: 265

    chopper cliff
    from lodi ca

    I had 2 Walkers, 1 new, 1 used, had trouble with both, both were recored at the local rad shop, problem solved, good tanks though.
  10. 28hiboy
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 401

    from Milton, Fl

    I have never had any problems with my Walker radiators and I have had 3. Good product.
  11. Well the English is really bad I am leary of anything where the English is bad. It smacks of somewhere on the African Continent. If they really have the radiators they no doubt fell off a truck, and it is obvoius that they donot know what they have. I mean really, it will handle 1000 HP for a flathead? Its for a Chevy. It is like the fella that rolls up at a show to look at your Galaxie and his brother had one just like it only his was a Stingray.

    I would run in the other direction on this one as fast as possible. I would not look back that only slows you down.


    Let me clarify something when I say it smacks of somewhere on the African Continent I am alluding to those emails that float around that say something along the lines of I am in Nigeria and I am a Govt CPA. I can get 15,000,000 but I have to put it in an American Account and need 1,800 to transfer the funds. . .
  12. BillyBobsSpeedShop
    Joined: Jan 6, 2008
    Posts: 522


    Does any alliance vendors offer walker radiators at a discount?
  13. Roupe
    Joined: Feb 11, 2006
    Posts: 721


    I bought my 28 truck radiator from Superior Radiator in Michigan. Their Ebay name is dissrad. They gave me great service. They put in the flathead inlets and outlets and put the drain where I wanted it. MADE IN THE USA. Quality product, quick service, would buy again. Their phone number is 586 463 8722. Here is the ebay link
    Walker radiators are also very good quality but $800 vs $300.
  14. You get what you pay for; I have a stock 34 Ford; had it completely rebuilt and sized. It is great but it costs as much as a Walker.
    The guy in the next shop said " I will trade my new Walker and buy some pizza and beer for yours " If I didn't have a stock one in good condition I would use a Walker for my flathead 59Ab.
    That other one is bogus, you dod get what you $ for not " a great Epay deal "
  15. woodypecker
    Joined: Jan 23, 2011
    Posts: 300


    I agree with Roupe. I used superior radiator in Michigan and was very happy with price and performance. It is local for me and I was able to see what I was getting.
  16. Rob Paul
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,273

    Rob Paul

    Those chinese POS radiators are usually about $200-$250. I clicked buy it now once and got one in a box from china. What a piece os shit.

    Oh yeah they will give you a refund if you spend $70 to ship it back to china!!

    Still got it in my attic.

    Find a REAL local radiator shop (not some ex-radiator shop that just sells new radiators) and have them build you a custom one to your specs.

    I just had a 30 Model A radiator shortened 3" and recored with new necks for a 59A.

    $300 and it was his core. Local shop. No more .com radiators for me.
  17. poboyross
    Joined: Apr 29, 2009
    Posts: 2,142

    from West TN

    I picked up one like this (Champion, PCS, etc) a couple years back for my 50 Chevy. Went in nice and easy, cooled like a champ, never had any problems. The only thing I didn't like was that the fins were a little thin for my liking. But hey, I couldn't argue for the price. With a family and a budget, it sure beat dropping $800. If I had that kind of cash to throw around, I would...but I don't. There is something to be said for quality, but the flip side is that there's also a lot to be said for paying for a name. It's up to you to decide who is doing what, what fits your budget/needs, and decide accordingly.
  18. BillyBobsSpeedShop
    Joined: Jan 6, 2008
    Posts: 522


    Is there any hamb vendors who offer a a dicount on walker or brassworks radiators?
  19. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,547

    Okie Pete

    Check out the Brassworks they are Alliance Venders.
  20. bobscogin
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,761


    Not sure how you feel about an aluminum radiator, but I bought the one for my '29 AV8 rpu from PRC. They will build it to your specs and put the inlets/outlets where you want them. Right at $500 delivered to my door.


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