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Technical What to do getting a custom walker radiator?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rusty rocket, Sep 1, 2021.

  1. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,415

    rusty rocket

    So last week I found out walker radiator closed shop and Johnson hotrod shop has acquired the walker name and are not taking orders. I am in the midst of gathering parts for my pops and I’s father/son 26 T roadster build. We are both firm believers that a T needs to run a T radiator shell. We have a kick ass 276 flathead we will use so we need to source a 26/7 T radiator with flathead inlet/outlet configuration. Pops and I have always used walker radiators with very good luck and I will pay the extra money to have a quality product. In no way shape or form will we use an aluminum radiator so what to do to getting a quality copper/ brass radiator?
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  2. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,810


    Check with Brassworks, they build nice radiators. They did one for my coupe last winter, it was in the same price range as a Walker.
  3. Check with Brice Thomas / US Radiator in Gadsen, Alabama. They do both-aluminum and traditional.
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  4. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,958

    anthony myrick

    X2 on Brice Thomas.
    They did a great job with mine
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  5. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,191


    The Walker family would not and did not release the name when they sold the equipment and supplies to Johnson.
    Their note on their website pretty well explains it. JHRS | News (
    It takes time to get things moved and get set up and get workers trained if you can't convince enough of Walkers former employees to move.

    Brice Thomas makes a good radiator but they also own US radiators. If it uses a radiator they can make a radiator for it no matter what size it is.
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  6. buzz4041
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 316

    from Texas

    I just put a Custom Auto Radiator ( in my 40 ford. Very well made product and nice people to work with. I had looked at Brassworks but the lead time was two months for one.
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  7. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,169


    Another vote for Brassworks. Give Lee a call. You won't be disappointed. JMO
  8. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,454

    from Wa.St.

    Brass Works is an old company keep them alive to get older...................
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  9. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,993

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    CARS has built custom radiators for me for the past 30 years, or more. Great work!
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  10. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,585

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Another vote for Brassworks. Lee is the best. I was a Walker distributor but still bought 3 German Silver deuce radiators for special projects I was building. They fit like a glove and cooled great.
  11. This is a longshot but Speedway bought out all of Walker's remaining inventory. You might check with them on the off chance that they may have what you are looking for. Might be worth a phone call?
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