View Full Version : what radiator hoses for a body?


thunderstruck507
08-21-2008, 07:41 PM
I lost the link I had on here, someone had part numbers for radiator hoses that work with the factory radiator and LS1 I believe

anyone have those handy?

thanks

thunderstruck507
08-26-2008, 10:50 AM
am I mistaken?

HOTRODKEV
08-26-2008, 11:02 AM
What radiator hoses are you looking for?? Do you mean an F body?......title of thread is a little deceiving

pist0lpete
08-26-2008, 11:05 AM
What I did was bend some coat hangers to roughly the shape i needed and went up to the parts store and compared them with the wall of hoses. I am not near my car right now otherwise I would give you the part numbers I used.

thunderstruck507
08-26-2008, 11:10 AM
A body, chevelle and such

I found some numbers on here with a search but they weren't as "definate" as the ones I seem to remember reading about.

One thing I'm curious about is that I'm pretty sure the outlet on the ls1 water pump seems smaller than the radiator

bczee
08-26-2008, 01:10 PM
I just used a 98' Z28 Camaro Lower hose and with a little trim it fit ok..! don't recall that number but it was Goodyear hose..

The upper I also used a Goodyear, #26347x but added another hose of the same size in just a 90 Elbow to push the hose away from my CAI tubing. Else it would have worked without the 2nd piece added. I think it was also a 98' Z28 Camaro hose..?

ls1_chevelle
08-26-2008, 03:00 PM
Stock Tahoe upper and lowers fit my car just fine. I am using the truck water pump though... Maybe cutting a upper truck hose? Lower should work. Parts store, ask for a lower rad hose for a 2004 Chev 1500

GOLDRUSH98
08-26-2008, 03:12 PM
Here's my setup:

Upper Hose - stock F-Body from P/S cooler to motor, 90 degree hose
from GATES (unsure of P/N) from P/S cooler to radiator
& trimmed to fit.

Lower Hose - Gates hose P/N 22437 (trimmed slightly)

Heater Bypass Hose - Gates hose P/N 42570187

Steve VanS
08-26-2008, 04:20 PM
Visualize your set-up from radiator to engine. Make a few measurements & write them down. Go down to NAPA or other, tell them you're doing a swap and need to pick out hoses for your application -- then go cross-eyed looking at the 100's of hoses hanging on their wall. We used several different hoses, spliced together for our swap. Works good!

thunderstruck507
09-02-2008, 10:39 PM
The stock camaro hose actually has the right bends but its too small around, so I guess I'll just go look at something similar that fits my radiator outlet diameter and get that

found a lower hose

I'll post part numbers for what I find

ryanvv355
09-02-2008, 11:08 PM
Lower hose from a truck works great just needs a trim.

Eric Anderson
09-03-2008, 10:02 AM
I think you are recalling my post for hoses I used in my 68 Cutlass LS1 project. They worked great. Check this linnk out for part numbers and pics:

http://ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=899506&highlight=

PM me if you need any help.


Eric Anderson

thunderstruck507
09-03-2008, 12:09 PM
I think you are recalling my post for hoses I used in my 68 Cutlass LS1 project. They worked great. Check this linnk out for part numbers and pics:

http://ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=899506&highlight=

PM me if you need any help.


Eric Anderson

yup that was is, thanks a million man!