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Walker Radiator fro 1931 Olds

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bcharlton, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. bcharlton
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
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    bcharlton
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    from Buffalo NY

    Why a Walker radiator for $899 when I can buy a 3 core Aluminum for $299. Is there that much difference on a car the will drive less the 2000 miles per year? It is for my 1932 5 window Olds?

    Any help would be apreciated. I know when a car for sale has a Walker radiator the owner always lists that fact.

    Thanks
     
  2. bcharlton
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
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    bcharlton
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    from Buffalo NY

    Still looking for some help here.

    BC
     
  3. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
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    325w
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    from texas

    Has the aluminum radiator company been in business as long as walker. Do they offer as good of a warranty as walker ?? I think this is only something that you can decide. It is you money. I've installed 7 or 8 of walkers and have not had an issue yet. Thats just why thoughts.
     
  4. bcharlton
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
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    bcharlton
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    from Buffalo NY

    Thanks

    I have one on my 32 5 window Ford but am trying to save a little money on my 1931 Olds
     

  5. wingman9
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
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    wingman9
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    from left coast

    The $299 radiator is probably made by prison labor in China.
     
  6. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    Wingman is right. A throw away $299 aluminum radiator is made by child labor in China or Cambodia. How long to you think it will last. Walker radiators are expensive but they are an exact fit. I had one that was still going in a car that was built for over 15 years and still going strong when I sold it. I learned a long time ago, when it comes to steering, cooling and brakes you buy the best. You won't be sorry in the long run.
     
  7. bcharlton
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    bcharlton
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    from Buffalo NY

    Thanks Gman. I will spend the xtra dough
     
  8. 1935olds
    Joined: Oct 21, 2006
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    1935olds
    Member

    Walkers are nice but too pricey for my "35" Olds, I had my Dad's friend make me a custom one for $150.00. Keeps my 324 Rocket running cool. If the aluminum is made by a somewhat reputable maker it should be OK.
     
  9. bcharlton
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
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    bcharlton
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    from Buffalo NY

    How did he make you one for $150?
     

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