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Old 06-07-2005, 09:07 AM
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SS Braded Radiator Hose

Getting parts in line to finish up my 502 BB install my 65 Vette. For some reason I can't find a High quality SS Braided Hose 1 3/4 " (Inside Diameter) Lower hose on the shelf. I did find the top hose 1 1/2" Diameter by earls. They also make the 1 3/4 " diameter but it has a 4 week order time. Anyone know of another Mfg making high quality SS braided hose tha I can use on the rad....

I don't want to use the Spectre stuff as it is not the same quality

Also..Painless just came out with a new remote battery latching type master disconnect switch (30206). This is a Touch switch on ....and Touch Off. I know some else makes one that is heaver but I can't remember who. Any one know?
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I have a 65 BB Corvette.
That lower hose is gonna be tough to find.
What radiator are you gonna use?
Do you have the BB hood, rear, and exhaust?

I thought I read somewhere that SS hoses hold heat more and decrease cooling efficiency. Believe me heat is gonna be an issue!!
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:22 PM
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I have a 65 BB Corvette.
That lower hose is gonna be tough to find.
What radiator are you gonna use?
Do you have the BB hood, rear, and exhaust?

I thought I read somewhere that SS hoses hold heat more and decrease cooling efficiency. Believe me heat is gonna be an issue!!
The Hose is available thru Spectre but there stuff as I said is sub par. The Earls SS Braided Hose is top shelf and works great as I have them on my 86 Supercharged Vette.

The 65 has a BB hood and has been readied for the BB 502 . I'm using the Dewitt's BB Rad with the dual Spa fans and Sweet Thunder 2 1/4 " internal Baffle's side pipes anlog with Custom Sanderson Shorty Headers made for the ZZ502 Delux..Model #BB-5.
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you may want to try Cool-Flex. it`s popular with the street rod crowd. you can shape it the way you want it. it also reduces some of the heat due to it`s copper (chromed) & the ribbed design.
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Old 06-07-2005, 06:59 PM
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you may want to try Cool-Flex. it`s popular with the street rod crowd. you can shape it the way you want it. it also reduces some of the heat due to it`s copper (chromed) & the ribbed design.
Thanks Fast Ford...(Nice Car ) ..

Not a big fan of that large Ribbed look. I'm more of a Braided SS man. The rest of the lines under the hood are all Braided SS. I do have a Cool Flex Bypass hose 5 1/4 " long Though...
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how about aeroquip and their hose? they make VERY good quality hose and its what we use on aircraft, and some of my friends use it on their race cars.

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There is a very simple fix for this. You can use the larger hose, you just need the rubber spacers to make up the difference. That is exactly how the Cool Flex hose is installed. I have run it on a few engines, they work fine. I will check in my garage and if I have an extra set of spacers I will be happy to send them to you (free). They slip over the water pump outlet and the lower radiator outlet, you then slip your hose over them and tighten them up. They don't leak or effect anything. You will not know they are even there.

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how about aeroquip and their hose? they make VERY good quality hose and its what we use on aircraft, and some of my friends use it on their race cars.

-Leo-

Heh Leo Tanks for the reply. I went ahead and ordered Earl's Hose. The 1 1/2 ID was in stock. The 1 3/4 is backordered...about 2 weeks. I don't need them now but will in about 2-3 weeks.

I don't think they stocked the Aeroquiop hose in that large a size.

But that was a good call Thanks..

Mark
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Old 06-08-2005, 08:33 AM
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There is a very simple fix for this. You can use the larger hose, you just need the rubber spacers to make up the difference. That is exactly how the Cool Flex hose is installed. I have run it on a few engines, they work fine. I will check in my garage and if I have an extra set of spacers I will be happy to send them to you (free). They slip over the water pump outlet and the lower radiator outlet, you then slip your hose over them and tighten them up. They don't leak or effect anything. You will not know they are even there.

Royce
Heh Royce,
Thanks for the kind offer on the spacers. My plan is to use the Pi-Thon 360* hex hose clamps with the SS Braided line. Here's the link..I am using their 5/8" and 3/4 " Hex clamps on my heater hose..They look excellent and are made very well.

http://www.pi-thon.com/hexlocks.htm


Thanks for the reply and the suggestion ...great forum and people
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I'm glad you got it figured out. Those are very nice looking hose ends. Be sure to post some pictured after you get them installed.

Royce
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I'm glad you got it figured out. Those are very nice looking hose ends. Be sure to post some pictured after you get them installed.

Royce


Thanks.....Will Do
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