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Old 07-08-2012, 02:38 PM
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Default Hose to Radiator Outlet Question

I am looking for some suggestions on the best way to connect a hose from my lower radiator outlet to my block. See the picture below. I am using the A&C radiator mount so the radiator leans forward slightly at ~ 75 degrees. I have a Howe aluminum radiator --26" by 19" and have a 351 small block. From the picture you can see that the lower outlet angles up toward the steering rack. I have thought about a few options on how to route the lower hose.

With the current upward angle of the outlet I don't really have enough room for a 90 degree elbow to go down below the cross-member easily. If I do use an elbow I would need to have an angle > 90 degrees to clear the rack.

If I go above the cross-member I would have to have it go from the radiator towards the middle part of the cross-member and then angle back to the drivers side to return to the block.

I could also have the outlet angle changed by having it re-welded and angled down.

I would be interested in seeing photos of how others have handled this with the outlet on the drivers side and traversing the steering rack/crossmember.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:10 PM
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for a variety of reasons, i used an aluminum aftermarket radiator mount and tipped my radiator so it leans towards the engine. that causes my lower radiator hose to go under the crossmember. has not been an issue and fixes alot of space issues
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:28 AM
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Just wondering if there is a way of joining an extension pipe to a radiator outlet or inlet, without using 2 clamps and a hose. Sort of like an exhaust slip over joint? Could have like a recess made in the neck with a o ring. I thought that might look a lot neater.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:19 AM
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My inlet is on the passenger side, but you get the idea:

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