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Old 01-30-2018, 12:58 AM   #1
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Default Radiator Hoses

I have a 1939 1/2 ton Ford truck, it has the original radiator and a 48-53 8BA Engine. Iím going to need radiator hoses (top and bottom). I know that the radiator and water inlets are different sizes. Wondering where to buy hoses and if anyone knows part numbers. Thanks
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:02 AM   #2
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This should help you. Mac's Auto Parts. I'll do some more checking in the morning. I may have some more sources.

https://www.macsautoparts.com/early_...tor-hoses.html

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This should help you. Mac's Auto Parts. I'll do some more checking in the morning. I may have some more sources.

https://www.macsautoparts.com/early_...tor-hoses.html

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Old 01-30-2018, 01:07 AM   #4
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I have the same truck. Love it.
I have a aftermarket radiator so I had to chase around for the hoses. I think I got the longest NAPA had for the upper hoses. Maybe Carpenter for the bottoms. I deal a lot with Carpenter.

Your truck on the road?
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:13 AM   #5
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Not yet. Just rebuilt transmission, now doing water pumps and radiator. Then brakes. Having fun learning something new.
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:37 AM   #6
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good for you. These horse collar years-38/39 are fun. Not common. Parts are available.

Be sure to get the repro thin accessory book. It shows where the brake lines fit. I used Tyree's wiring harness. The green book has some good diagrams. Drake I think it is , sells the sliding rear window accessory. That solves the heat problem in the cab.

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This thread may provide some options to consider...

https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=218608
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:16 AM   #8
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my 39 pkup still had the metal upper hoses tho they were full of rusty holes .but a muffler shop was able to use them for patterns an make new ones .then I just used straight hose on both ends to complete the connection. My 47 pkup has the same steel pipes SUNSHINE.
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Why don't you try C G ford parts in. Escondido CAl? 760 740 2400 great people to deal with call them they send you catalog SUNSHINE.
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:49 AM   #10
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drake sells water outlets for heads that are larger than the stock ones that allow you to use same size hose as your orriginals. i just got a set for my 8ba that i plan for my 39 car. they are stainless steel and of good quailty.
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Might see if Michael Driskell has any of these or knows where to find them. Third Gen Automotive (931) 668-8540

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Old 01-30-2018, 07:10 PM   #12
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I've got an 8ba in my '39. I was running flex hoses with a reducer to adapt down from the 1 3/4 inch '39 upper radiator top inlet to the 1 1/4 inch thermostat housing inlet on the 8ba. I think I still have the part number in the shop and maybe the hoses since I changed over to 1 3/4 inch thermostat housings that I got from Model Engineering (cheaper than Drakes and they had them when Drake was on back order) which allows me to run flex 1 3/4 inch flex hoses on both ends. I'll check for numbers next time I'm in the shop.
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:13 PM   #13
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Sorry, I didn't read this request correctly. Ignore the posts above.

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Old 01-30-2018, 07:41 PM   #14
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at a downward angle like a stock readiator)
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I've got an 8ba in my '39. I was running flex hoses with a reducer to adapt down from the 1 3/4 inch '39 upper radiator top inlet to the 1 1/4 inch thermostat housing inlet on the 8ba. I think I still have the part number in the shop and maybe the hoses since I changed over to 1 3/4 inch thermostat housings that I got from Model Engineering (cheaper than Drakes and they had them when Drake was on back order) which allows me to run flex 1 3/4 inch flex hoses on both ends. I'll check for numbers next time I'm in the shop.
I think these numbers are correct if you want to use flex hose:
Dayco 81231 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 13 1/4 then you will need a Dayco 769251 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 reducer
I have a complete set of flex hoses and reducers that no longer fit my truck since I changed to a Brass Works radiator (upper hoses come out straight not not at an angle like a stock radiator) and I'm using thermostat housings with 1 3/4 inlet not stock 1 1/4. I'm in Redlands and you can have them if you want. They don't have many miles on them. PM if interested.
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:32 PM   #15
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Honest Charlie's, Chattanooga as well as Bob Drake have the outlets for the single diameter hose
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