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V8 Radiator hoses
#131284 Tue Jul 30 2002 07:36 AM
Joined: Feb 2000
Posts: 57
Wrench Fetcher
This is for those of you who have put a SBC V8 into your 47-55.5 Chevy/GMC pickup.
Is there a good direct fit upper and lower radiator hoses with close to correct bends??
I do not want to use those "Universal" Things. I am using the stock type radiator so the
radiator hose fittings are in the stock location.
Let me know what you have used. Thanks

1951 Chevy 3100
1967 RS/SS Camaro
Re: V8 Radiator hoses
#131285 Tue Jul 30 2002 11:25 AM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 58
if no one relys with an answer take a piece of stiff wire bend it to the configuration you need. go to your friendly parts store and ask to look at their selection of hoses for a correct fit. you'll probably have to do some trimming for lenght but should be able to find the right bends.

Re: V8 Radiator hoses
#131286 Tue Jul 30 2002 10:40 PM
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 30
that is exactly what I did on my '40....don't forget to measure diameter before you leave. If the parts store isn't kind enough to let you look take your business elsewhere.

Re: V8 Radiator hoses
#131287 Wed Jul 31 2002 11:21 AM
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 667
Shop Shark
I just bought hoses for my six-cylinder swap (66 250 in a 52). The friendly neighborhood parts store let me peruse their Gates Buyer's Guide. Sequenced by diameter, it also has sketches and centerline length. They ordered the ones I picked and they worked great.

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