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jlaird
04-15-2011, 06:41 PM
In the garage today and Miss Agatha called out, hay Jack look at this stuff under me, I need help.

Gesh, dam rubber tube from head to block let go, it was only 4 years old. Bet Moss got it from China.

Will replace with a good stout peice of hose from the local car store.

And me with a car show tomorrow, glad she is being trailered. Only a short run from parking lot to the field.

Dam Chineeze, bet Spritenut is laughing at me now.

Trevor Jessie
04-15-2011, 06:57 PM
IMO, that accordion type hose should only be used as a temporary emergency repair.
Both of mine have plain old heater hose.

DrEntropy
04-15-2011, 07:21 PM
Mine are about to let go, cracking and brittle. Two years.

NAPA may be a better bet but ya gotta wait for 'em to FIND the pieces.

BlueMax
04-15-2011, 07:41 PM
Jack, I eliminated that darn aggravation on my engine, but if I still had the little devil I would be using silicone and forget about any more failures. I notice this one on Flee-Bay, Item number 290547766338

jlaird
04-15-2011, 08:12 PM
Bought it Blue, thanks for link, will never need to get another.

Hope I can get it on without pulling head and stuff.

Dam Chineeze junk.

Trevor Jessie
04-15-2011, 09:09 PM
I've been able to install heater hose with the head in place, so that silicone hose should be easy.

taskadog
04-15-2011, 09:09 PM
I'm with Trevor on this.
The accordian hose is sheet. Ive got regular heater hose on mine.
I was able to cut a piece about 1/4" short, but stll long enough to span the two pipes.
I warmed up the hose, got out some grease and a couple of long screwdrivers and installed it without puling the head.
FWIW, pulling the water pump is easier than pulling the head.
Phil

Jer
04-16-2011, 08:03 AM
Just ordered one for me as well, actually wanted 2 but would only let me select one, ahh well need it for the 74 for sure, it's going to Midget 50th this summer...
Thanks for the link !

porterthe
04-18-2011, 10:35 AM
Even funnier, I checked with Moss and the hose they sell comes from England!!

jlaird
04-18-2011, 01:35 PM
Shucks did they offer to replace it? NOOOOOO. Now is when we miss Tony for sure, he had an in with them.

However, I will be on the look out for silicone hoses top and bottom. They will then be the last I will ever need.