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Author Topic:   collapsing lower hoses
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted October 09, 2005 09:01 PM  
noticed it was after the last feature any ideas ?????????

racing is way too cool gave up golf for it

James Ott
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted October 09, 2005 09:09 PM  
Run a hose with the coil sring in side it

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted October 10, 2005 03:44 AM  
radiator is bad. The tubes are swelled up or corroded up and the water cannont flow fast enough to keep up with the demand of the water pump causing the lower hose to s uck shut

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted October 10, 2005 11:02 AM  
Many times under driving the pulley system will help take care of this problem. If you don't run one now, I would definately consider it.

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted October 15, 2005 11:35 PM  
like other posters have said:
use a lower rad hose with a spring inside
under drive your water pump about 20-30%
also use a restrictor under your thermostat housing,if you are running a small block chev start with one with a 7/8" hole or just gut a t-stat and use its body with the hole left behind when you remove the springs and lower perch and valve.
if your water flows too fast through the engine it doesn't have enough time to remove the heat.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 715
posted October 16, 2005 08:04 AM  
Run a hose that has the spring molded in not just stuck in there.Napa has them with a yellow stripe on em.

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