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I recently acquired a 1936 Chevrolet Master deluxe 2-door sedan humpback street-rod. I had to have the engine rebuilt, bad rod/crank. Anyway, the machine shop sent the car back to me with the original hoses on it which are leaking and I can not get them tight enough not to leak. I want to replace them, but can not locate a correct hose for it. The engine is 350 SBC with the short shaft water inlet, intake is from the passenger side with about a 1-7/8" outside size snout. The radiator appears to be an early Walker Cobra radiator with the 1.5" lower right side exit on the radiator. so that makes my needed hose as end "A" about 1.5" and end b: about 1 7/8" with a maximum total length of 13". I purchased a Gates 25526 vulcro-flex II hose 1.5" x 1-3/4" hose, it will not go over the water pump intake. I need to know if any other rodders had an issue such as mine and what lower radiator hose they used to resolve this issue. Thanks
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take them off and go to napa or where you want to go , with them in hand. then have them or you look for one that may work or be cut down.

also try new clamps & check the connection you may have crack them from over tighten them
 

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I used a slide caliper to measure the diameter of the snout on my water pump. It measures 1-3/4". which is what the hose is supposed to fit. The Hose is stiff, is there anything that I can use to soften the water pump end of the hose to get it to give more stretch and go over the pump without too much resistance, other wise, I'm going to have to go to a custom made hose. Thanks,
 

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left the hose in the Oklahoma sun for a day and came home that evening, stuck the end of the hose that was having problem into some 50/50 antifreeze, and it slipped right on. Just had to soften it up some, took almost no effort of force at all to get it into position. Tightened up the clamps, put 50/50 antifreeze in and it's doing ok, thanks
 
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