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Question routing heater hose on SBC! need ideas

Hi All,
well, I'm slowly, but surely getting my new '50 1/2 ton back on the road.
The truck has a camero clip with a 350.
My latest problem is trying to figure out how to route the heater hose.
The SB has the alt mounted on the pass side with a gigantic ugly
bracket that attaches to the top of the water pump and the intake
manifold.
Comming off the intake is a port for a heater hose. My problem is that
my alternator is in the way or routing the heater hose.
I was thinking there would be a better way to mount the alternator so
it's a little further back.
I saw a long curved "universal mount" bracket at pep boys. Has anyone
used this? It looks like it would bolt to the pass side of the water
pump.
What vehicles could I steal brackets from? Or maybe there's a better way to attach the heater hose? Would there be a problem with moving the port to the top of the intake (where a sending unit is usally mounted)?
Thanks everyone.
-alfie

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You can use the hole for the sending unit as long as it is before the thermostat.

Sounds like you are using the later model water pump. Most have a hole in them for a heater hose too. Thats how my 77 truck is anyway. that has the fitting for the heater hose, then the return hose on the heater core goes to the top of my radiator. Works fine.
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