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ctjahn
10-09-2010, 11:56 PM
Team,
For a 78 S&S I want to do some upgrades this winter...
351 W ford motor. Water hoses appear abused and a pending disaster.
Where can I get hoses and what spark plugs do I use (gap?)
Appear to be pretty basic hoses...
cj

Slinkyredfoot
10-10-2010, 08:46 AM
You can get all hoses at skidim.com. Spark plugs for my 351PC are Champion RBL11Y, or Autolite ARF32M gapped to .035

ctjahn
10-11-2010, 09:49 AM
Thx!

Is there a special hose kit or can I just make them?
Appears to be somthing I can just make?

Cj

DemolitionMan
10-11-2010, 09:53 AM
I would just look at skidim.com for the hoses.

Slinkyredfoot
10-11-2010, 10:19 AM
Thx!

Is there a special hose kit or can I just make them?
Appears to be somthing I can just make?

Cj


As I recall I think they sell the hose by the foot and you can just cut to length. They will be able to tell you how many feet you will need.

thatsmrmastercraft
10-11-2010, 10:44 AM
Better off measuring yourself and adding a little extra. If they send you a hose 2" too short you are out of luck. I know my luck with the 50/50/90 rule.:D Those new hoses don't always bend the same as one that's been there a while.

Cloaked
10-11-2010, 05:41 PM
Measure your lengths and add ~1". While you're there, order new exhaust hoses (on each end of the silencers) and riser gaskets (2), and new bolts for the risers (8). You'll need to remove the risers for ease of installation. It's an easy job. Get sandpaper to clean up the riser mating surfaces.

For the exhaust hose, get the soft sided (non-wire) hose. It trims up very easy with a box cutter blade. Be careful not to over-cut. It cuts like butter. The smaller hose comes with wire.

When you put on new hoses, use anti-seize on the hose connection points.

As stated above, skidim dot com. The hose is sold like slurpy said, by the foot.

helton333
10-11-2010, 05:50 PM
Also, most likely there is an industrial gasket and rubber store near you - we have one in Murfreesboro, TN, which is not a huge metropolitan town. They have every type of fuel, exhaust hose and size known to man.

ctjahn
10-12-2010, 09:18 PM
Thx Guys...

Slinkyredfoot
10-13-2010, 07:24 PM
The hose is sold like slurpy said

I had a cherry slurpy today at Speedway, but my name is slinkyredfoot, my friends call me Earl

Cloaked
10-13-2010, 07:33 PM
The hose is sold like slurpy said

I had a cherry slurpy today at Speedway, but my name is slinkyredfoot, my friends call me Earl
I know what your screen name is, Earl...

Slurpy, slumpy, slinky..... it's still the thought that counts.... :)