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Source for upper radiator hose

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  1. donkost

    donkost Karting
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    Looking for a good source for the upper radiator hose on my '85 Mondial QV Cab. Last time I started it in the garage just to keep the juices flowing until driving season is here (very mild winter in eastern PA), I noticed a tiny trickle of steam coming from the area of the front of the upper radiator hose. It was barely noticeable unless I got close to observe. The hose clamp has possibly nicked the hose. When I take it off to observe what is going on, I'd like to have a spare hose ready. It is part #21 in the cooling system exploded diagram on a few parts sites I have checked. A very short hose with a 90 degree curve in it. The original part seems to be not available and there is a alternative listed. I have looked on AlgarFerrari.com and Ferrariparts.co.uk. I don't mind shipping from the UK, but I was wondering which place others in the states have used.
     
  2. MerlinTech

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    Silicone aftermarket hoses are available. Measure the size and order it up. I think it is 1 1/2 inch.
     
  3. Wade

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    When I had to replace mine, I just removed the old one and took it to the local auto parts store. They let me look through their "Wall of Hoses" and I found a pre-made hose that had the 90° plus enough length of straight sections (both ends of the 90). When I got home I cut out what I needed.

    Best to bring a caliper with you to measure the inside diameter.

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  4. Meister

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    +1!
     
  5. donkost

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    Thanks guys, gives me a number of options. I was also thinking of silicone but I am ok with OEM. And yes you'd think there has to be a hose for some other application that matches up well. I worked in a parts store in the early 1980's and remember all of those hoses. The hose from Algar is 100 bucks and even that I don't mind since it saves a trip. I work in IT from my home office and have a 22 year old Autistic son, so spare time is a precious resource.

    I bought the Chris Warren Mondial, and some may remember him from Mondialpalooza. He had some real fun with the cooling system, and it is described in the thread below if anyone wants to have a good read. Thankfully I have not had any overheating issues at all in the two years I have had the car.

    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/cooling-suggestions-85-mondial.369698/
     
  6. moysiuan

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  7. davem

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    +2!
    This is the way to go. Save your money. Did the same few years ago. Have Silicone on bottom....they need special clamps or will loosen up.
     
  8. donkost

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    Thanks again guys. Now my more current issue is deciding if I want to switch from Hagerty to Grundy for my pending renewal. Not trying to threadjack my own thread here. lol I have a discussion going with another member regarding this. I did the same thing last year and stuck with Hagerty at the last minute. Of course it can be changed during the year but I typically never think about it until close to renewal time.
     
  9. greatscott73

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    I recently changed from Hagerty to Condon and Skelly. Hagerty wanted almost a grand to insure me for a year, and I got the exact coverage from C and S for $330. It also included better road service assistance. I love everything Hagerty does for the hobby, but paying three times as much seemed a bit extreme.
    I quoted Grundy as well, and they were about in the middle. I figure Condon and Skelly has been around a long time, so they shouldn't be an issue if the worst occurs. Hopefully I won't have to find out!
     
  10. donkost

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    Ok "greatscott", that's great info, thanks! I never even heard of that insurance company, but I'm sure there are many I have never heard of.
     
  11. greatscott73

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