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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 02, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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I need to replace my vacuum hoses. I have read that some people were not real happy with the hose kits. Is this true? Should I just buy some hose from a local store and cut it myself? I don't really care about it looking original, I just want it to look good and last. Thanks, John
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 02, 12:06 PM
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The re-pop (not the brand) hose kits from my '68 ended up cracked at the T fittings. The hose kit was only in the car for a year. I ended up replacing the hoses with standard hose from the local Napa auto parts.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 02, 11:40 AM
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The material they are made from does not last. I know of two people who have had problems with cracking and both are only about a year old.
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Thanks guys, I think I will just make my own.
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Mine too were toast in a year
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 02, 06:40 AM
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I don't know where the hose kit in mine came from but it had the backwards instructons on the red and green hose routing. It's been installed for 4+ years with only slight leaking problems after the engine is shut off.

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