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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-06-2019, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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58 impala lower radiator hose problem

I put a car/engine specific lower hose on and the 1" sway bar restricts the hose when you put it over the top of the bar, because the bar is in line with the radiator lower outlet. I can't put it under the bar because it will restrict the movement of the steering linkage. Can't lower the bar due to bar being close to drag link and pitman arm. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-06-2019, 11:29 PM
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Hose and tail pipe segments spliced together to reroute the hose around obstructions.

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I put a car/engine specific lower hose on and the 1" sway bar restricts the hose when you put it over the top of the bar, because the bar is in line with the radiator lower outlet. I can't put it under the bar because it will restrict the movement of the steering linkage. Can't lower the bar due to bar being close to drag link and pitman arm. Any suggestions?
The sway bar appears to be an after market add on (I don't recall GM using 1"). A flexible hose may work.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-07-2019, 10:24 AM
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Flexible hose will not work in this application because it isn't flexible enough , AND the spring inside the hose will fight trying to be bent at an extreme angle. That is why he will have to fabricate a lower Hose out of exhaust pipe and use segments of rubber hose to absorb vibration and allow engine movement (so it will take many more than a hose at each end of the pipe acting like a "No-Hub").

This approach is common in agriculture applications and many engine transplants.

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