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Lower rad hose for a 32 with a SBF

Coming close to finishing my deuce roadster and could use some help on a lower rad hose. Rad is a Griffin with drivers side outlet on bottom. Engine is a late model 5.0 or 302 with a Ford Racing short water pump and inlet on drivers side. I have already cut up one hose that I thought was close but it won`t work. Any one else have this combination?
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Tried several forums with a hit for the upper. I even emailed the tech department at Griffin and never even got a reply from them...great customer support
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Take piece of welding wire or at least a straightened coat hangar and bend it to the approximate shape needed. Measure what diameter you need and with a tape measure trot down to your local auto parts store and ask the counter person if you can look through what they have. That is exactly what I did with my 34.
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Take piece of welding wire or at least a straightened coat hangar and bend it to the approximate shape needed. Measure what diameter you need and with a tape measure trot down to your local auto parts store and ask the counter person if you can look through what they have. That is exactly what I did with my 34.
Exactly right. might need to by a few hoses and then take back what you do not need. Most auto parts stores will not have a problem with that. Be sure to pick an auto zone type cause they will have a large selection. Your problem is not unusual by any means, that is hot-roding.
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I just got an 1 3/4" u-bend and cut it up and welded it to fit. I had a snake of a hose so I just cut off a few inches of straight on each end and used that to connect the new "hard pipe". I did run a nice weld bead about 1/4 in in from each end. I used double hose clamps on each end....got that from the boat guys.

This makes a nice smmoth bore "hose" with less restriction and it looks nice.

The big rig trucks use this method too. I just repaired one that had rubbed a hole in it ........after a million miles.

If you really wan to get fancy you can do it in stainless and buff it.
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After a couple more hoses I finally got this dilemma solved. Ended up with a 1993-94 ford E350 upper hose Dayco p/n 71556. Triimed it at least 4 times and managed to get an exact fit Thanks to all for your help. now onto another problem
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