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wibas 03-17-2013 08:14 PM

Anybody used SS radiator hose kit?
 
I need custom radiator hose for my project. I do like the looks of universal flex hose like gates. I'm looking at some universal SS hose kit that seem too cheap. I do not want problems as this is a driver not a trailer queen. What have you had experience with? :confused:

Irelands child 03-18-2013 05:48 AM

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The Cool-Flex version will last nicely, the rest - no idea but have heard of a couple of failures. I took the Cool-flex off of my '31, made up a solid replacement, using a Speedway piece, a couple pieces of silicone hose and some shrink clamps. IMO, the solid one is a better choice - FOR ME, anyhow. But it does give you an idea of an option. The bottom hose is a standard rubber hose, cut to length though could have done it the same way. Mine is painted, but could have had it chromed or powdercoated.

Before/after/connecting hose and shrink clamps (I have a worm clamp on the other end so I can disassemble if needed)

wibas 03-18-2013 07:03 AM

Irelands Child. Thanks for photos. That helps alot.;)

ogre 03-18-2013 09:59 AM

i used a mix of rubber and ss exhaust bends to make both hoses

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...0513121505.jpg

sedanbob 03-18-2013 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Irelands child (Post 1657875)
The Cool-Flex version will last nicely, the rest - no idea but have heard of a couple of failures. I took the Cool-flex off of my '31, made up a solid replacement, using a Speedway piece, a couple pieces of silicone hose and some shrink clamps. IMO, the solid one is a better choice - FOR ME, anyhow. But it does give you an idea of an option. The bottom hose is a standard rubber hose, cut to length though could have done it the same way. Mine is painted, but could have had it chromed or powdercoated.

Before/after/connecting hose and shrink clamps (I have a worm clamp on the other end so I can disassemble if needed)

I am also a fan of the heat-shrink hose clamps - used them on radiator and heater hoses - I also used worm clamps until I was done making changes.


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