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    I need to replace the upper radiator hose,on my 31. I know I have to remove the hood. But do I have to tilt the radiator back or can I sneak the hose in without tilting.As long I lube the inside of the hose. Also witch is the best hose clamp I can use? I forgot to mention it's not a point car. It's my daily driver
    Last edited by Johnnymo; 08-14-2017, 03:00 PM.

  • #2
    Just loosen the rad bolts so it can tilt back a little. But some powder or lube on outside to help to get it on.


    • #3
      You shouldn't need to move anything
      Warm up the hose, hot water or in the sun. Slide it down the outlet, bend it a little start it on the radiator, slide it up.
      Lub with soapy water, daily driver you could use worm gear modern clamps.


      • Mitch
        Mitch commented
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        i do it like Big hammer mentioned,, a little silicone spray aids in it sliding...

    • #4
      I use these, they are so positive, never had a leak.

      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


      • Mitch
        Mitch commented
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        I like the originals and never had a leak

      • CarlG
        CarlG commented
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        Same kind I use. Got mine at a marine hardware store.

    • #5
      YEP, Mitch, they don't leak if you rub the inside of the clamp & the outside of the hose with K-Y JELLY;)
      KY KDad


      • Mitch
        Mitch commented
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        I will remember that good advice

    • #6
      Just wanna say thanks to all
      I layed the hose in the sun for about an hour. Lubed the Inside of the hose with KY. and it slid right on no problem. I didn't even have to remove the hood.
      I'm one happy camper ;)


      • #7
        WTG Johnny, knew ya could handle it!!
        You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


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