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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 07, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Stainless radiator hoses?????????

Anyone having any problems using stainless upper/lower radiator hoses, (the kind Spectre, Summit, Jegs, etc. sells in a kit with hose adapters) ? I want to use them, but, I want to see if there are problems associated with them. Thanks in advance for your input..........
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 07, 02:28 PM
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Re: Stainless radiator hoses?????????

I use them, spectre I think, no problems. I did have to get a billet swivel thermostat housing to keep the upper hose off my drivers side alternator in the 68, but nuttin wrong with a lil billet!





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Re: Stainless radiator hoses?????????

We use them quite often. One thing to be careful of no matter what the brand. If you have to use one of the rubber sleeves that go in the rubber ends to neck down to the inlet / outlet size you need. Be sure to squirt a little black Super Weatherstrip adheisive between the rubber bushing and the outer rubber connector. The hose ends have a bad tendancy of blowing off one slick surface to the other between the bushing and the outer hose with no glue bond. And unfortunatly, most times they do it when they are hot or over heating, pressure is up, and you are looking under the hood trying to figure out what is wrong. I do not have to tell you the rest do I.
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Re: Stainless radiator hoses?????????

lol Frank! sounds messy. Just buy the right size hose. Top is inch and a half, bottom is inch and three quata!





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Re: Stainless radiator hoses?????????

My upper was defective and leaked...lower worked fine. They look nice.

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Re: Stainless radiator hoses?????????

I have had the sprecta on my car for about 1 1/2 years with no problems at all. All were purchased from Summit.
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Re: Stainless radiator hoses?????????

I have had many brands, and even had the issue happen to me that Prodigy mentioned (on my '36 Ford). Get the right hoses and you should be good to look good.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 07, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Stainless radiator hoses?????????

My motor is in and running!!!!!!!!! I bought the braided stainless in 1-3/4" and 1-1/2" from Summit, they work great, no leaks, and look great,too. Thanks for the recommendations.
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