Well, we went from 80F last weekend to actual light snowfall today. Oy. You'd think we were in New England or something.... Anyways, despite my heater box having suffered rust damage on the inside of the car (and the temperature control flapper door thingy totally flopping loose inside now), I've decided I want to put heater hoses back on the car for winter. As some of you may recall, this is the hose outlet situation on my 440 right now: The 1/2" outlet to top right is currently occupied by the sensor for my aftermarket temperature gauge; the small temperature sensor to bottom left goes to the factory gauge, of course. Both functional. That leaves me with the 3/8" outlet (currently plugged off with the silver plug you see here) "down in the hole" and the 1/4" outlet plugged off at top left. What the hell is up with that, anyways? Is that normal? A 1/4" NPT hole?? I suppose there's some factory adapter of some sort that gets you to heater hose size from there? What are the heater hose sizes supposed to be on a 440 anyways? I'll be needing both heater hose nipples, I reckon, along with hose itself. I guess things are supposed to look like this, right? I will be installing a simple ball valve on one of the lines as well as part of this; when I don't want hot coolant circulating inside, I'll simply turn it off like they did in olden days, right? Does someone make such a valve especially for heater hose installation or do I just need to grab one out of my stash of crap (we use some regular ol' brass ball valves in my fire sprinkler vocation)?? I need to giddyap on all this, I reckon. The GTX still has only distilled water + Water Wetter in it right now, so a freezin' is a comin' if I don't move my arse.