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95 Cobra R lower radiator hose question

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  1. 93SVTCobra

    93SVTCobra Active Member Established Member

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    Wondering if anyone can help me identify the center adaptor for the lower radiator hose? I have the NOS one in the picture but I’d prefer not to use it if I can help it as I’m putting a R race car back together.
     

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    Another picture
     

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    93SVTCobra Active Member Established Member

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    one more.
     

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  4. JRStrout

    JRStrout New Member Established Member

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    I'm trying to find a complete lower hose assembly. With the 3 hoses.
    I can make you pretty much anything you need for hose couplings I think. Why don't you want to use the original?

    I'm looking for an original lower hose assembly for my friends car, and it's been difficult.
     
  5. 93SVTCobra

    93SVTCobra Active Member Established Member

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    I don't want to waste NOS parts on a R race car that's going to see track use. The only thing unique about the hoses is a part number of one of them. All of the other ones I was able to source from NAPA.

    I'm going to talk to a few old timers and see if I can figure out where the part was sourced from because nothing I can find online is even close.
     
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    Doesnt strike me as something difficult to make, especially if you dont bother with the petcock (which I would not think you would want on a track car)
     
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    There is a writeup from a while ago, where someone went out back of the parts store and matched up the bends... while that works for a track car, it will not work for restoration.
    The hose assembly has part numbers that I cannot cross reference. Do you know what hoses ford started with originally? I would assume that it was already from the ford production line.

    I thought the hose coupling was unique. Most of the ford ones I've seen are plastic.

    It's hard to even find pictures of an oem hose assembly. I tried convincing my buddy to buy a whole lower hose and degas bottle assembly, but it was quite pricy on eBay. And we only need the hose part of it.

    Keep me/us in the loop with what you find.
     
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    tomshep Another R Addict Established Member

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    Mark,

    I looked into this also and couldn't determine where that metal spacer was sourced from. I did have to replace the petcock and it was literally an exact duplicate of one in the Help section at Auto Zone. I figured I would fab one in the future if needed. That is one of the items I am still lacking for the Snipes car.

    Tom
     
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    93SVTCobra Active Member Established Member

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    I'll take some pictures and do a write up of the parts as I have both all the original hose and the NAPA replacement pieces that someone was nice enough to compile for us. Even on a restored car I don't think the hoses would look that bad. The only production hose I see is the lower one. The rest are unique and probably not parts bin items.
     
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    tomshep Another R Addict Established Member

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    Phil Sag did the original write-up on the hose swap part numbers. I think we published in it VENOM. I believe it has been posted in here as well over the years.

    Tom
     
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    93SVTCobra Active Member Established Member

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    I have been taking pictures of all my 95R parts and think I'll start a thread to show what each part looks like. I didn't realize how many unique parts there are on a 95R.
     
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    BLU7710 Member Established Member

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    Somewhere out there is a .xls file of them. Also it's in the SVT recognizition guide book. That said it would be cool to have a gallery for reference and verification.

    Sent from my SM-S903VL using the svtperformance.com mobile app
     
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    93SVTCobra Active Member Established Member

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    I'll start working on uploading the images and explain what each one is. First I need to reduce the size of the images so I can upload them.
     
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    From the attached unique parts list.

    F5ZV 9N448 AB TEE FITTING: LOWER RADIATOR HOSE (FOR DE-GAS BOTTLE PORT) GOODYEAR PART WITH
    ADDED DRAIN ****


    Paul
     

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  15. 1995COBRA-R

    1995COBRA-R 15 Year Member Established Member

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    I got to know what race car that you are restoring? :D
     
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    93SVTCobra Active Member Established Member

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    It's an obscure R that raced mid back at best.......... :)
     
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  17. 1995COBRA-R

    1995COBRA-R 15 Year Member Established Member

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    The team had no name nor any pictures that you are aware of?
    :p
     
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    Phil,

    The original piece is steel but I guess it could be done in copper from a perspective of making a functional piece but it wouldn't be very "correct".

    Tom
     

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