radiator hose splicing
gen 1 small block chevy
- mechanical short water pump
- borg power steering pump
- march performance : drivers side lower bracket
- summit : alternator bracket
here is where things get a bit interesting.
the alternator bracket is intended to be used on the drivers side, lower position. *same as the power steering bracket*
I've flipped it to the passengers side since i'm using an electric pump, which will work great, but will require the radiator hose to have an immediate 90 deg bend from the water pump.
I've found a couple of hoses that will give me what i need when spliced, and have attached an image to better describe my idea.
I'm thinking of having a short piece of aluminized pipe or stainless pipe for each splice point. *again, easy to see in the attached images*
I'm not sure how to secure the completed hose, and have it "clean" looking.
open for suggestions.
There are plenty of options out there, from stainless fittings to chromed/ribbed pieces, here's a sample.
might be of help to someone, but here is what i've chosen.
I have seen 1 1/2 copper elbows used, Usually available from a commericial plumbing supply company.
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I don't know if I should say anything or not. I don't mean to bash you in any way.
I've seen some March brackets that were a bit "shakey", or not as strong as they should be. I don't like they're use of what looks like potmetal tubes and long bolts to extend a bracket from a solid mount. Puts a lot of lateral stress on the bolts and the threads they screw into.
I don't see any kind of brace on the rear of your alternator. Personally I wouldn't trust the March bracket to take the load by itself.
I'm not trying to knock your idea. I just thought I'd mention my observations before you went to alot of trouble/money for naught. If its just a show car it probably be ok.
Don't mean to offend you.
Just trying to help.
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