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Old 05-24-2010, 01:23 AM   #1
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removing hard coolant/heater core lines on intake?

my victor intake wont allow me to use the factory heater core hard lines running on top of the intake. what should i do to run my lines and keep whatever that fitting is in the intake? should i just cut the line right by the sensor and just run rubber hose?


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should i just cut the line right by the sensor and just run rubber hose?
Not a bad idea actually.
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:34 AM   #3
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I installed my sensor in the pipe's original location but had to use a bushing reducer, no big deal. For water supply to the heater core I tapped the rear manifold boss. Even though I used all -an fittings you can adapt your own personal needs.
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For water supply to the heater core I tapped the rear manifold boss.
How well does that work for you? Does the supply for the heater core come from the manifold or the port on the waterpump?

I have both of those rear ports on my manifold but I have them plugged, and because of my S-trim have a rubber hose from the pump all the way to the core. Only 1 heater tube is being used and I'd really like to remove them and use a 1/2" to 3/8" NPT reducer bushing for the sensor.
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How well does that work for you? Does the supply for the heater core come from the manifold or the port on the waterpump?

I have both of those rear ports on my manifold but I have them plugged, and because of my S-trim have a rubber hose from the pump all the way to the core. Only 1 heater tube is being used and I'd really like to remove them and use a 1/2" to 3/8" NPT reducer bushing for the sensor.
I matched the heater core up the way the factory did, so my smaller line going into the rear of the intake may be the return. Either way the only change I made was switching to the rear port.

Hopefully it works fine but then again how much heat does a car in Texas really need?
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i dont have a rear port on my intake so i guess i will but the metal tube off of the sensor and run rubber or braided hose
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What I did for my 302 with rpm 2 was cut the steel tube right after the sensor and use rubber hose back to the heater pipe. I want to do what starrman is doing when I put my 408w in this Sunday.
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i dont have a rear port on my intake so i guess i will but the metal tube off of the sensor and run rubber or braided hose
I took mine over to a fabricator in Ft Worth. The intake has a pad of material over the cylinder heads water jacket. He drilled the pad and welded a fitting to it for me. It may have taken him 30 minutes including set up.
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I took mine over to a fabricator in Ft Worth. The intake has a pad of material over the cylinder heads water jacket. He drilled the pad and welded a fitting to it for me. It may have taken him 30 minutes including set up.
do you have any pics?
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Coolant hose clamped to the hardline will work fine, just make SURE there are no kinks or anything. This seems like a pretty good idea actually. Getting that sensor back into place and cranked down is a titanic pain in the ass whenever I have to get at my rockers...
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do you have any pics?
Here you go...




I went left and right just to even it out connecting the two water jackets. I am looking to see if I have a pic of just the fitting on the intake without the lines.
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Coolant hose clamped to the hardline will work fine, just make SURE there are no kinks or anything. This seems like a pretty good idea actually. Getting that sensor back into place and cranked down is a titanic pain in the ass whenever I have to get at my rockers...
Having just the sensor up front screwing straight down into the manifold makes it a one time install and easy to service if you need to.
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Here you can see the extra pad of material right over the jacket for just this purpose.


My first idea was to drill and tap for a fitting but I am much happier with the weld bungs


You can see the underneath of the manifold there is a guide for the water jacket casted into it.


Everything is the same on both sides.
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thats looks awesome but thats more modification than i want to do right now. i'm just going to cut off the metal tube and run rubber hose for now, but one day i'm going to do it just like you did.
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thats looks awesome but thats more modification than i want to do right now. i'm just going to cut off the metal tube and run rubber hose for now, but one day i'm going to do it just like you did.
When are you gonna have yours up and running?

I will be back in Haslet for a few days in July if you wanna bring yours over and take a look at my jack stand queen.
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well it should have been running weeks ago lol. everything is taking forever. i'm guessing it'll be on its way to the tuner in the next 2 weeks, i just have to decide who i want to tune it. i'm thinking gearheads, rpm, or dallas mustang.
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I would not take it to anyone other than Travis at Gearheads.

What are you using for an elbow and t/b?
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i've heard great things about travis from several people.

I'm using an edelbrock spyfer efi elbow and accufab 90mm.

heres a pic. nothings installed yet, just mocked up. i still need to polish the elbow more and weld up the hole where the previous owner had a nitrous jet. my nitrous will be installed on the backside of the elbow


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Very nice...did you take the alternator apart to paint/powdercoat?

For the nitrous hole I would just put a 1/8"npt pipe plug in there.
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yea i took it apart, it was a lot easier than i thought it would be. i could just put a plug in it but i dunno yet. i get too picky sometimes
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i've heard great things about travis from several people.

I'm using an edelbrock spyfer efi elbow and accufab 90mm.

heres a pic. nothings installed yet, just mocked up. i still need to polish the elbow more and weld up the hole where the previous owner had a nitrous jet. my nitrous will be installed on the backside of the elbow


Looks great man!
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thanks! i'll post some pics next week when its all done
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well heres what i did. i'll have the hose run under the intake and to the heater core.




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