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Old 01-25-2021, 10:01 PM   #1
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Now that Walker radiator is out of business who has the next best quality radiator?
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Old 01-25-2021, 10:29 PM   #2
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"Brassworks", or maybe an original Ford product (if you can find a decent radiator shop close enough). It depends how deep your pockets are.
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Old 01-25-2021, 11:15 PM   #3
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There was another thread about Walker’s demise that listed a few alternatives .....
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:19 AM   #4
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I would put Brassworks on the top end of the list . . . and they're surely not a "second best" in the quality department. Also, they do a lot of custom work - from 100% stock style, to modifications for different engine combinations as well as core types. They're not a "cheap" radiator - they're a quality radiator . . . so you get what you pay for . . .
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Old 01-26-2021, 09:14 AM   #5
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Brassworks is a class act. Their product and service are both outstanding. I speak from experience !
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Old 01-26-2021, 05:47 PM   #6
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Another excellent choice is Custom Auto Radiator in New Jersey. They have supplied me with radiators for my Deuces. Compared to Walker {which I tried and did not like} the C.A.R. radiators are superior. There not cheap as they say you get what you pay for.
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Old 01-26-2021, 06:03 PM   #7
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Another excellent choice is Custom Auto Radiator in New Jersey. They have supplied me with radiators for my Deuces. Compared to Walker {which I tried and did not like} the C.A.R. radiators are superior. There not cheap as they say you get what you pay for.
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I had them build a custom one and it is very nice.
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Old 01-26-2021, 06:13 PM   #8
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Another excellent choice is Custom Auto Radiator in New Jersey. They have supplied me with radiators for my Deuces. Compared to Walker {which I tried and did not like} the C.A.R. radiators are superior. There not cheap as they say you get what you pay for.
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I've also used their radiators and they are a quality product.
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Old 01-27-2021, 01:22 AM   #9
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Another excellent choice is Custom Auto Radiator in New Jersey. They have supplied me with radiators for my Deuces. Compared to Walker {which I tried and did not like} the C.A.R. radiators are superior. There not cheap as they say you get what you pay for.
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We tend to overlook the system of a motor. We rebuild a motor, buy a bunch of speed parts with no issue... and get all weird and stingy about a radiator... What I have to cool this motor too??? Radiator is one of the first thing I'd do on a car, then wiring. Then buy or mill heads.

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Old 01-27-2021, 07:17 AM   #10
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I've used Custom Auto Radiator and US Radiator a couple of years ago for my 40. Both companies make a quality product.


http://usradiator.com/radiators?cat=12
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Old 01-27-2021, 09:07 AM   #11
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Another excellent choice is Custom Auto Radiator in New Jersey. They have supplied me with radiators for my Deuces. Compared to Walker {which I tried and did not like} the C.A.R. radiators are superior. There not cheap as they say you get what you pay for.
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I bought my first Custom Auto Radiator for my '32 after the Rodder's Journal article featuring you and three of your cars, all with C.A.R.'s. I was looking at Walker, but they would not work with me on a couple of minor changes.

My second C.A.R. is for my soon to be finished '40. A couple of club members also use their radiators. Very good company with a very well built product that will work with you on modifications.
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Old 01-27-2021, 01:27 PM   #12
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I also have had 2 different radiators from brassworks. One is in front of a merc flathead and it is well made and the engine runs very cool. They will custom make about anything you need.
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Old 01-28-2021, 10:57 AM   #13
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US Radiator: http://usradiator.com/
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Old 01-28-2021, 12:01 PM   #14
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Here in New England, I'm using L-A Radiator Works in Dexter/Auburn, Maine.
https://laradiatorworks.net/

And I've been told that Maine Radiator does a great job too.
https://maineradiator.com/restorations/

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Old 01-28-2021, 01:05 PM   #15
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I have an old Walker radiator I need the outlets converted to run a flathead.does anyone know of a shop north of Houston that still does radiator work. The only shops I knew of are closed


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