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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Lower Rad Hose for 65 with D/S water pump & outlet

I am looking for a lower radiator hose to work with my standard 65-66 sized ACP Maxcore radiator with the outlet on the driver’s side and water pump also on the driver’s side.

I did a bunch of searching here and elsewhere and found no “direct fit” suggestions. I wound up modifying a Bronco upper hose and, while it fits ok, I’d like to find something better.

Anyone know of a lower hose that will work with set up without modification?
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I don’t know anything about your radiator but my 70 has a drivers side lower hose. Maybe that will work for you.

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Can also try the foxbody lower.
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I don’t know anything about your radiator but my 70 has a drivers side lower hose. Maybe that will work for you.
Thanks. I did try a 70 hose and unfortunately it won’t work. The 70 has a wider rad than the 65 and the hoses don’t line up.


I can try a Fox, but I think the Fox rads are also wider.
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Thanks. I did try a 70 hose and unfortunately it won’t work. The 70 has a wider rad than the 65 and the hoses don’t line up.


I can try a Fox, but I think the Fox rads are also wider.
It is wider. It could have been cut down except that the radiator side of the hose is too small in diameter. I will let you know what I find when I look around this week. I'm doing the same thing as you for a second time (first on my 67, and now on my 66) and I will be going through my old receipts and hanging out in the hose section of autozone soon.
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I'm using a '70 302 lower hose on my 65 with a drivers side water pump. Cut down the hose to fit and it works perfect.

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Take a look at a 75 Maverick 302 lower hose.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...ower+hose,2057
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I'm using a '70 302 lower hose on my 65 with a drivers side water pump. Cut down the hose to fit and it works perfect.
Do you remember what brand hose you bought? I couldn’t make the 70 hose I bought (Napa) line up without creating a kink in it.
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I'm using a '70 302 lower hose on my 65 with a drivers side water pump. Cut down the hose to fit and it works perfect.
Same setup I use on my 65. Cut the hose to fit and installed the stainless spring in the hose.
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Do you remember what brand hose you bought? I couldn’t make the 70 hose I bought (Napa) line up without creating a kink in it.
I believe it is a Dayco hose and it does have the internal spring to prevent kinking/collapsing.
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I believe it is a Dayco hose and it does have the internal spring to prevent kinking/collapsing.
Thanks!
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Ok, update:

I picked up another hose for a 70 with a 302 and, with some minor trimming, it did perfectly. The first 70 hose that they gave me must have been the wrong hose.

Thanks guys!
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