So, I don't like how the GTO hose looked after I installed it. I don't know if its because I have a 3 inch body lift but to many kinks and using a zip tie at the moment to hold hose away from P/S pulley. I ordered the hose from Summit and 1 1/2 OD pipe. Can you be more specific on how to cut and install? It looks like your center pipe is 4 inches long, is that about right? You mentioned Radiator end goes to neck, how can I tell when I have it in my hand? Also did you have to trim the center of hose to make it work? Or I just need to cut it once in the center and use the pipe to make up space? Do you have a estimate on where to cut the center? I understand that the ends will have to be trimmed to get it to clear but I have learned 'measure twice, cut once'. Thanks for the help
I wish that I could be more specific Kat, much like I did for the heater tubes and the hose I found to use.
The hose you ordered has one end that is a sharp bend (thermostat end) and the other bend is more of a sweeping bend. A factory Radiator had a longer top fitting protruding out from it.
My coupling has varied of the years for what I could find. Plastic one did not hold. I used a coupler from Summit, one from the hardware store, and one from a Hydraulic place. Was looking for a SS one... but never found one.
The short bend goes to the Rad and will need to be shortened.
The sweeping bend goes to the 90* thermostat port. It will need to be shortened as well.
You will see that there is a twist in the hose and by cutting it, using the coupling, it will eliminate that.
There is some fine fitment needed, so trim small sections off...
Major clearance issue is the PS pulley and the Serp Belt. It does move a small amount when the hose is under pressure.
Hope this Helps, Paul thanks for posting your Picture...