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Re: Graham Walker Ltd

Post by Corky » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:22 am

I find GW are great for the bits you don't expect them to have. They usually come covered in dust and as a bonus are quite often at 1980's prices. They surprised me a few times when I was restoring No.404.


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Re: Graham Walker Ltd

Post by scimjim » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:47 am

Funnily enough, I've just received a reply from Sean :-)


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Re: Graham Walker Ltd

Post by taz » Fri May 16, 2014 9:20 pm

nice to see he is still going, back in the 80's I recall visiting his showroom in chester



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Re: Graham Walker Ltd

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Fri May 16, 2014 9:24 pm

I've had really good experiences with GW, been very helpful!


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Re: Graham Walker Ltd

Post by scimjim » Fri May 16, 2014 11:32 pm

he's moved from the showroom you'd remember in Mollington (right on the Chester High Road) - to a "new" industrial estate nearer Chester.


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Re: Graham Walker Ltd

Post by swoakes » Fri May 16, 2014 11:33 pm

I purchased some turbo bits when I attended for the AGM; all in stock and all much cheaper than Nissan :shock:


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Re: Graham Walker Ltd

Post by SE50039 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:00 pm

Is it pretty much a waste of time emailing Sean these days? What method would members recommend for getting parts from them for export?


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Post by AJL Electronics » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:30 pm

Get in touch with me and I can deal with them for you.


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Re: Graham Walker Ltd

Post by Oldconn » Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:53 am

I normally telephone Sean first, to check that he has what I want in stock. Then I confirm by e-mail. He is sometimes a bit slow to respond, but I have never had to wait more than a week. The last delivery arrived four days after confirming the order, and that was by DHL.


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Post by Fred Warwick » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:33 am

Thumbs up to GW, all parts required were in stock, order placed 14.30 arrived next day 09.00!



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Post by cannonball » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:18 pm

Yesterday afternoon I gave G.W. a ring and today an envelope with the parts arrived, the guy in the stores knew straight off the top of his head what i was wanting and that was without any part number. A 400 miles journey in between too. Happy days.

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Post by Clueless1 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:10 pm

I couldn’t agree more, Graham is the best parts supplier that I’ve ever had dealings with. Always courteous, helpful and even telling me not to buy from them but to buy off a supplier on the internet as it would be a lot cheaper! He has a wicked sense of humour. Top bloke in my eyes unlike another supplier who ripped me off and who I wouldn’t ever buy off even if it meant my car was off the road.


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Post by TrevorG » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:39 pm

Nothing to do with Graham Walker.....but your original post reminded me of something from my distant past....
My first car when I was a spotty tenager in potters bar was an old Austin seven that I found in a bad state but set to restoring. All went great but I soon realised there was this funny addition to the inlet and the carb which was small (even for a seven) was bolted to it. On reading up, I found that I had an Ulster with a blower. Anyway, the carb was cream crackered, so I went to the local bl garage, twymans where the owners dad had an old wooden store out back from where he sold old parts, to see if he had a rebuild kit. On dropping the carb on his counter and after much cursing from him, he shuffled off upstairs and I could hear more cursing and boxes being dumped everywhere, but eventually he came back down and plonked an old dusty greaseproof paper parcel on the counter. We opened it up and there was a shiny Ulster carburettor. I was just about to state my penniless situation and that I'll never be able to afford it when he looked at the box and said "well it says here it's a crown, now that's five Bob, so how about a couple of quid as its old"? I bit his hand off! The car ran beautifully after.
The footnote to this is that when I was competing on the IoM twenty odd years later, I met two twyman brothers who were doing the vmcc trials and asked them if they were anything to do with the garage, they confirmed that their father owned it, so I related the tale to them. They both had a tear in their eye as they thanked me for taking them back to when as small kids they hid in their grandfather's loft and listened to his cussing at customers. They couldn't believe they had now met one!



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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:42 pm

TrevorG wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:39 pm
Nothing to do with Graham Walker.....but your original post reminded me of something from my distant past....
My first car when I was a spotty tenager in potters bar was an old Austin seven that I found in a bad state but set to restoring. All went great but I soon realised there was this funny addition to the inlet and the carb which was small (even for a seven) was bolted to it. On reading up, I found that I had an Ulster with a blower. Anyway, the carb was cream crackered, so I went to the local bl garage, twymans where the owners dad had an old wooden store out back from where he sold old parts, to see if he had a rebuild kit. On dropping the carb on his counter and after much cursing from him, he shuffled off upstairs and I could hear more cursing and boxes being dumped everywhere, but eventually he came back down and plonked an old dusty greaseproof paper parcel on the counter. We opened it up and there was a shiny Ulster carburettor. I was just about to state my penniless situation and that I'll never be able to afford it when he looked at the box and said "well it says here it's a crown, now that's five Bob, so how about a couple of quid as its old"? I bit his hand off! The car ran beautifully after.
The footnote to this is that when I was competing on the IoM twenty odd years later, I met two twyman brothers who were doing the vmcc trials and asked them if they were anything to do with the garage, they confirmed that their father owned it, so I related the tale to them. They both had a tear in their eye as they thanked me for taking them back to when as small kids they hid in their grandfather's loft and listened to his cussing at customers. They couldn't believe they had now met one!
Great story Trevor - I guess you must be talking about Neil and Craig Twyman? They're now two of Britain's leading historic preparation gurus, and their cars are often seen in the major events like the Revival. Neil's son Joe is also an active historic racer. I like a lot of their work because it doesn't tend to be too shiny, unlike many restorations. There's a very interesting article about them on Petrolicious here


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Post by TrevorG » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:55 pm

Hi Roger, yes....the same brothers. George senior was their grandad and George junior their father. They were also really nice guys those years ago! The GW article just made me think of that. There was also a club in potters bar that held great rock concerts with all the best bands....if anyone else went to the "farx" club, they might have seen the Ulster as it was always parked outside the club.



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