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Old 08-12-2017, 12:17 PM   #1
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Does any body know whow makes a 1 3/4 water neck for a 49 ford flathead V8 othere than Honest Charlie? They want way to much money $80.00 WITH SHIPPING for two.Can not bring my self to pay that much but if that's it I guess I will have to.
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:44 PM   #2
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I know I have read threads on here where you can buy hoses that work.
You could buy an aluminum thermostat housing for a 49-53 and then have a piece of alum with the correct OD welded to it. It would be very easy to do. I have a 49-53 aluminum housing if you decide to do that.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:39 PM   #3
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A 1" section of 1 1/2" hose as a bushing to slip the 1 3/4" hose over works for me.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:43 PM   #4
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Thanks but I,must looking for the 1 3/4 water neck.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:46 PM   #5
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Do as 40cpe says.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:51 PM   #6
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flathead jack keeps them but they are $52 each before postage - they are polished though...
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:46 PM   #7
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See if Speedway has them at a more reasonable price.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:50 PM   #8
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I've never heard of switching to 1-3/4". What's the advantage?
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:51 PM   #9
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I just bought two aluminum from speedway for $13 apiece, but they are stock 1" ID
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:31 PM   #10
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This poster seems to know exactly what he wants. I would suggest that he just step up and pay the price like most "Gold-Chainers" do.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:36 PM   #11
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This poster seems to know exactly what he wants. I would suggest that he just step up and pay the price like most "Gold-Chainers" do.
Ouch!!!!...... I don't know that he deserves that......Mark
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:59 PM   #12
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I've never heard of switching to 1-3/4". What's the advantage?
Earlier radiators are made for 1-3/4" hose and later engines have 1-1/4" necks.

Using a piece of 1-1/4" hose as a bushing works; usually not real noticeable; but if appearance is important, best to step up and buy the parts.

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Old 08-13-2017, 10:45 AM   #14
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Default Re: 1 3/4 water neck

Drake now has them back in stock but they were out of stock when I needed them for the 8ba in my 39 p/u so I ordered them from Just32/Model Engineering. Better price and cheaper shipping. JMO
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Thank you very much for info but I have a 49 motor.
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Thank you very much for info but I have a 49 motor.
If you have a '49 engine it's an 8ba/8rt and the thermostat housings that Drake or Just 32 are what you need for 1 3/4" upper radiator hoses.
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