Small Block with AC and HD Cooling

Heating, Cooling & AC

  1. JimKueneman

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    Anyone have a photo of the upper radiator hose for a '68ish SB with AC and the HD 26" radiation that they are sure is the original shape? I bought an AC Delco one and though it does fit it seems a bit stretched.
     
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    The only small block photo I have It's a A body. Hope it helps.Now that I posted it,,,Not much help..Oh well I tried.

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    Thanks. That looks like a 22" radiator and the hose looks like mine but I have a 26" factory option. I can't find a 26" radiator listed as a replacement part for a 318. This may be the fourth thing I have found on this car that the experts have said were never on a 318 car!
     
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    When it comes to Ma Mopar,never say never. I worked for her and have seen lots of never did, never had. But here it is......
     
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    Get one tomorrow on car at my shop I just got back from road trip resting now
     
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    Ok here is the final answer, I located an outrageously expensive dried out NOS factory upper hose. They are just a tad different than the "fits 40 different models" replacement available. And that tad of a difference makes it fit perfect.... I still don't what what to do with this new knowledge and thinner wallet since I can't find a reproduction like the OEM but now I know.

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      idrivemopar Well-Known Member

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      This might be closer to what you are looking for, its a Gates 20874 hose from Oreilly, it has better angle as you can see for small block with 28 inch radiator.
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