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Radiator hose question

Postby h-bot » Wed Mar 13, 2002 9:12 pm

From: v8vega2000_REMOVE_288779_THIS_@yahoo.com


Ok guys, I am trying to save some time. I have a
76 vega 350 and used the hooker kit. The upper hose
is going to exit right in front of the altenator (
using a monza radiator )so it is going to have to curve
very quickly. Anyone have any ideas for a starting
point on the upper and lower hoses.

Kevin


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Radiator hose question

Postby h-bot » Wed Mar 13, 2002 10:01 pm

From: rampeyboy_REMOVE_775122_THIS_@yahoo.com


Kevin, I have been using a 90* pvc plumbing type piece to redirect the upper hose on my Sunbird. Hope that helps!


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Radiator hose question

Postby h-bot » Thu Mar 14, 2002 4:54 am

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You can also use copper tubing and Jeg's has a neat 1.5" elbow with a petcock in it...Robert


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Postby h-bot » Thu Mar 14, 2002 4:54 am

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That should read Angled Copper Fitting from the plumbing store...Robert


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Radiator hose question

Postby h-bot » Thu Mar 14, 2002 4:59 am

From: voodoo_competition_REMOVE_370637_THIS_@yahoo.com


Kevin,
What you want is the 90° Lower Hose
Fitting from a stock Vega radiator fitted to the upper
tank. I have photos of this in my v8vegaconversions
Yahoo Group. I can no longer send photos or anything
else from home as my PC has crashed.

If you
are using the 'straight-up' V8 Monza Style Radiator,
be sure to check hood clearance before closing. I
have been told it will not work on a Vega.

Let
me know which way you are going and I will get you
some hose part numbers...Robert


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Radiator hose question

Postby h-bot » Thu Mar 14, 2002 5:01 am

From: voodoo_competition_REMOVE_386308_THIS_@yahoo.com


By the way, when using the bigger (16" X 21")
Monza Style Radiator, I have the radiator shop raise
the lower hose connection about 3" so I can use a
shorter lower radiator hose.

It give me more room
around the mechanical fuel pump. Just an idea...Robert


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Postby h-bot » Thu Mar 14, 2002 11:59 am

From: v8vega2000_REMOVE_837653_THIS_@yahoo.com


Robert,
I had the upper hose outlet moved to a straight out.

Thanks for your help,

Kevin


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Radiator hose question

Postby h-bot » Thu Mar 14, 2002 7:54 pm

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The stock V8 t'stat cover on the 305 points toward the brake master cyl,and the hose curves back around to the rad.
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Radiator hose question

Postby h-bot » Sun Mar 17, 2002 2:47 pm

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COOL FLEX hoses are the best for this stuff. pretty spendy, but they will never have to be replaced!

-Nick


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