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Author Topic: Ideas to get a factory style hose on this car  (Read 576 times)
Finoke
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« on: January 14, 2020, 04:54:07 PM »

Looking for ideas on how to get a factory style upper rad  hose on my Charger. Originally a 318 car but now a 440 with a factory style radiator with no numbers on it.

Tried buying some hoses from Napa. No luck.


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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 06:14:16 PM »

as far as I know  the upper radiator hose was on the right side & the lower radiator on left for all 68-70 26 inch B-body radiators , that's prolly why you cant locate one  

which side  is the  lower  ?

could search through pictures of stock 26 inch  70 & later  C & B-Bodies  & see what might fit ?

  70 b body  22inch radiator had upper left , but might be too short ..

  small block 26  E/B body  have upper on left  & lower on right


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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 09:42:13 AM »

Try correct one upside down?
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 10:03:00 AM »

I ended up talking to a few parts counter guys at the local O'reilly's /Autozone/ Advance Auto with an old one and found a few that I matched up after going through the ones they stocked.  I had to trim it here and there but it ended up working great.  Below is a pic of how it looks.


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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 10:50:31 AM »

I also have a driver side upper radiator.

Try out Gates 20874


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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2020, 12:23:16 PM »

as far as I know  the upper radiator hose was on the right side & the lower radiator on left for all 68-70 26 inch B-body radiators , that's prolly why you cant locate one  

which side  is the  lower  ?

could search through pictures of stock 26 inch  70 & later  C & B-Bodies  & see what might fit ?

  70 b body  22inch radiator had upper left , but might be too short ..

  small block 26  E/B body  have upper on left  & lower on right




Good info. My lower is passenger side. Upper is drivers side. I guess I can change radiators at some point but this one cools fine and doesn't leak.
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 12:23:48 PM »

I ended up talking to a few parts counter guys at the local O'reilly's /Autozone/ Advance Auto with an old one and found a few that I matched up after going through the ones they stocked.  I had to trim it here and there but it ended up working great.  Below is a pic of how it looks.

Looks great!
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2020, 12:24:56 PM »

Try correct one upside down?

Interesting, but visualizing I don't think it will work.
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2020, 12:26:05 PM »

I also have a driver side upper radiator.

Try out Gates 20874

Definitely worth a try. My set up looks like yours. Thanks, I will let you know how I make out.  2thumbs
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2020, 03:23:05 PM »

as far as I know  the upper radiator hose was on the right side & the lower radiator on left for all 68-70 26 inch B-body radiators , that's prolly why you cant locate one 

which side  is the  lower  ?

could search through pictures of stock 26 inch  70 & later  C & B-Bodies  & see what might fit ?

  70 b body  22inch radiator had upper left , but might be too short ..

  small block 26  E/B body  have upper on left  & lower on right




Good info. My lower is passenger side. Upper is drivers side. I guess I can change radiators at some point but this one cools fine and doesn't leak.

You would also need to change the water pump housing as well if you do get the correct radiator.  Lower should be on drivers side Twocents
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2020, 06:02:30 PM »

Mine came with both inlet and outlet on the driver's side.
Was a factory 318 A/C car with 26" radiator.
I've since replaced it with an aluminium radiator with the upper on the passenger side for a diagonal flow.
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2020, 06:34:54 AM »

as far as I know  the upper radiator hose was on the right side & the lower radiator on left for all 68-70 26 inch B-body radiators , that's prolly why you cant locate one 

which side  is the  lower  ?

could search through pictures of stock 26 inch  70 & later  C & B-Bodies  & see what might fit ?

  70 b body  22inch radiator had upper left , but might be too short ..

  small block 26  E/B body  have upper on left  & lower on right




Good info. My lower is passenger side. Upper is drivers side. I guess I can change radiators at some point but this one cools fine and doesn't leak.

You would also need to change the water pump housing as well if you do get the correct radiator.  Lower should be on drivers side Twocents


Good info!
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