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08-10-2008 01:21 AM
lemondana
Radiator Hose Reducers

Goodyear sells radiator hose reducers. 58981 for 1 1/2"ID to 1 1/4 ID, 58982 for 1 3/4" ID to 1 1/2" ID, 58983 for 2"ID to 1 3/4" ID, 58984 for 2 1/4"ID to 2" ID. Just find someplace that sells Goodyear products, I'm sure they will have to order them though. Myron
07-05-2008 08:43 AM
GMR Thanks Henry.
07-03-2008 06:31 PM
Henry Highrise
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Originally Posted by GMR
I picked up a junk yard radiator from an '89 Cadillac to use for breaking in a newly rebuilt sbc 350. The Cad radiator upper hose fitting is 1 1/4" and the lower is 1 1/2". The motor upper is 1 1/2" and the lower 1 3/4". If I use Chevy hoses from a place like Napa, I'm thinking I'll need a reducer for both top and bottom. If that's true, where can I find them - hardware/plumbing store - or someplace else?
I have bought rubber reducers before and I bought them at NAPA.
07-03-2008 06:18 PM
GMR Thanks fellas, I'm sure I'll get one of your options to work.
07-03-2008 09:31 AM
ScoTFrenzel
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Originally Posted by joe_padavano
I guess I wasn't clear. What I was suggesting is that a short section of straight hose (about 2" long) is used as a bushing. Slide this short section of hose over the fitting on the radiator then slide the real radiator hose over this short section and put a hose clamp on the whole thing. The short straight section just acts as a spacer between the fitting on the radiator and the ID of the full hose. I've done this before and it works fine.
More than one way to remove the outer covering from a feline.
07-03-2008 09:22 AM
joe_padavano
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Originally Posted by ScoTFrenzel
exhaust pipe reducer bushings are perfect
I guess I wasn't clear. What I was suggesting is that a short section of straight hose (about 2" long) is used as a bushing. Slide this short section of hose over the fitting on the radiator then slide the real radiator hose over this short section and put a hose clamp on the whole thing. The short straight section just acts as a spacer between the fitting on the radiator and the ID of the full hose. I've done this before and it works fine.
07-03-2008 09:03 AM
ScoTFrenzel exhaust pipe reducer bushings are perfect
07-03-2008 08:28 AM
joe_padavano You can also usually just use a short section of straight radiator hose with the correct ID and OD as a bushing.
07-02-2008 09:24 PM
JeffB
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMR
I picked up a junk yard radiator from an '89 Cadillac to use for breaking in a newly rebuilt sbc 350. The Cad radiator upper hose fitting is 1 1/4" and the lower is 1 1/2". The motor upper is 1 1/2" and the lower 1 3/4". If I use Chevy hoses from a place like Napa, I'm thinking I'll need a reducer for both top and bottom. If that's true, where can I find them - hardware/plumbing store - or someplace else?
Most radiator shops will have them.
07-02-2008 07:57 PM
hotrodhill
hoser

A lot of radiator hoses have different sizes on either end. Go to a parts store that will let you go hose hunting and see if you can match up the hoses you need, good luck , Tom.
07-02-2008 07:32 PM
GMR
radiator hose reducer

I picked up a junk yard radiator from an '89 Cadillac to use for breaking in a newly rebuilt sbc 350. The Cad radiator upper hose fitting is 1 1/4" and the lower is 1 1/2". The motor upper is 1 1/2" and the lower 1 3/4". If I use Chevy hoses from a place like Napa, I'm thinking I'll need a reducer for both top and bottom. If that's true, where can I find them - hardware/plumbing store - or someplace else?

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