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Yesterday 05:00 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
any pictures
I will see if I can get one, when I looked at it yesterday, it didn't seem as bad as I remembered.
Maybe the heat of being on the engine relaxed it a little?
I still only have straight water in the system, so now that I have most of the bugs worked out, I will drain it and add coolant.
At that time I was thinking I could loosen a clamp and let it move to were it's more comfortable?
Yesterday 02:55 AM
nunattax
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
what is everyone using for a lower radiator hose?
i just put a new one on, its the same as was on the car when i got it, but it is just not right.
its one of those flexible universal rubber things from napa, but its kinda kinking because the bends are so tight.
any pictures
05-31-2015 07:26 AM
matts37chev Yesterday was fun, we drove the car some real distance, for the first time, since right after I bought it.
I had drove it around town here and there, but no real milage.

Since I got the front suspension and front of the engine accessories all put back together, and the new tires coming, I knew I was close, but not yet.
(one of the old tires had a leaking bolt in the tread)

It has been killing me to not drive it, but I still didn't have the oil and water gauges working yet.
I got those all finished, including the tach yesterday morning.

So the wife and I took it to my bosses retirement party about an hour away.
The best part was the temp gauge went to 210 and pretty much stayed there, even at the longer intersections.
(It was about 75 out yesterday)
Pretty happy with it, but there is still lots more to do.
05-31-2015 07:03 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
gates flexible green stripe hose from speedway 13 1/2" x 1 3/4 #26501 and#395-26501 Gates 26501 Vulco-Flex Green Stripe Radiator Hose, 1-3/4 x 13-1/2 Inch - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop

sorry the clamp shots are a bit blurred
That's about like what I have, and I had mine bent like that in a box for about a week.
I think my engine is a little closer to the radiator.
I think I am going to try and shim my radiator forward some.
05-31-2015 03:47 AM
nunattax
flexible bottom rad hose

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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
what is everyone using for a lower radiator hose?
i just put a new one on, its the same as was on the car when i got it, but it is just not right.
its one of those flexible universal rubber things from napa, but its kinda kinking because the bends are so tight.
gates flexible green stripe hose from speedway 13 1/2" x 1 3/4 #26501 and#395-26501 http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Gates-...nch,34053.html

sorry the clamp shots are a bit blurred
05-30-2015 06:43 PM
Leakie
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post



Next I need to lower the rear a little.
I haven't made up my mind yet, I need to look at a few more times. My first thought is that it looks good, but the more I look at it the more it looks like the hot wheels cars my daughter used to play with. Still need to ponder it.
05-30-2015 06:05 PM
Leakie
Rad hose

I used two hoses, one was a 90 degree bend out from the thermostat outlet (LT1's are reverse flow) and then a straight piece down to the rad ( I had the rad made with a 90 degree outlet facing up). I used a piece of aluminium tube and one of those bands that you take the heat gun to shrink down to clamp it. No leaks! Not that will help you much.
05-30-2015 01:51 PM
nunattax
bottom rad hose

im using a flexible hose.i was concerned about this,i think correct length is v important.i will measure in the morning.i have a spare one on standby.i had the hose training for about two months with a large strong tie wrap bending it into a u shape.when i offered it up it was nearly the correct shape.i also got high quality clamps that wouldnt cut into the hose and lubed the threads before i started,along with a diluted washing up mix to lube the hoses.the clamps had a head on the adjuster so i could tighten with a 1/4 inch drive socket.i was afraid of bending the outlet and inlet on the rad.in the end they went on without any trouble.
05-30-2015 10:25 AM
matts37chev what is everyone using for a lower radiator hose?
i just put a new one on, its the same as was on the car when i got it, but it is just not right.
its one of those flexible universal rubber things from napa, but its kinda kinking because the bends are so tight.
05-30-2015 05:17 AM
John long I don't dislike it the way it is but lowering the rear just enough to center the wheel in the opening would be perfect.

Go for it

John
05-30-2015 03:25 AM
123pugsy Take the rear down a bit for a better look. Just my 2 cents.

It's amazing how some new rims change the look of a car so dramatically.
05-30-2015 01:01 AM
nunattax looks good either way but id prefer the old wheels
05-29-2015 08:16 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I don't know....it looks good to me with a little rake...
i agree about the rake, but i also want to cover the rear tires a little more.
tough decision
i have already raised the front a little since i bought it
05-29-2015 08:02 PM
Too Many Projects I don't know....it looks good to me with a little rake...
05-29-2015 07:34 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
Hey can you take a side view pic of the whole car with the new wheels on it? I would like to see a before and after comparison.



Next I need to lower the rear a little.
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