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Username Post: Radiator hoses        (Topic#364693)
sz0k30 
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03-24-21 12:59 PM - Post#2816716    

Got a 75 Monte with a 454. Looking for part numbers for 73-75 "factory fitting" not the B.S. lousy fitting "Replacement" hoses that seem to be all that auto parts stores have.



 




wagonman100 
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03-24-21 07:26 PM - Post#2816733    
    In response to sz0k30

It looks like Rockauto carries some nice pre-formed ones as well as the crappier ribbed universal type.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
sz0k30 
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05-22-21 05:46 AM - Post#2820379    
    In response to wagonman100

  • wagonman100 Said:
It looks like Rockauto carries some nice pre-formed ones



Everybody carries nice preformed hoses. Except none of them are correct.




 
wagonman100 
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05-27-21 06:36 PM - Post#2820664    
    In response to sz0k30

The only other thing I can suggest is to bend a piece of wire to the shape you need (I used a coat hanger for my El Camino with a TPI conversion and aftermarket radiator), measure the inside diameters you will need and see if the parts store will let you check out their hoses and see if they have anything that meets your needs. I found the hoses for my El Camino pretty quickly. One hose needed to be trimmed a bit shorter, but they worked. I don’t remember what they upper hose was for, but the lower was for a Ford diesel truck.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
sz0k30 
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sz0k30
Loc: Oakland Co., Michigan
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05-31-21 12:21 PM - Post#2820908    
    In response to wagonman100

I know how to look for rad hoses. Like I said, there are hoses that are maybe "close enough", and hoses that can be made to work. This rant is about the fact that auto parts stores can't and don't want to stock every hose ever made. Hose manufacturers want to minimize the number of hoses they make. So for our old cars instead of making six that will fit six different applications, like the originals, they make one to "kind of fit" six applications.

2nd gen Montes had a shelf built into the shroud to support the long hose. None of the hoses I found & tried are made to sit on this shelf. And this pisses me off!



 
wagonman100 
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06-01-21 05:28 PM - Post#2820988    
    In response to sz0k30

Sorry, just trying to help deal with the situation. I can appreciate your frustration with it. I guess you have to look at it from their end too. How many hoses for mid 70s big block Monte Carlos are they going to sell? There should be an option to order them and they be made to order. It would be a bit more expensive, but feasible.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 




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