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rusty nut garage
05-31-2007, 04:41 PM
Looking for a part # or application for a upper radiator hose. 54 coupe with a late 289, 2 bolt t-stat housing. The radiator is the original 54 design.

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05-31-2007, 07:16 PM
When I tried to hook the radiator hose up on my 52 Commander with a 64 289 engine, I found the radiator inlet smaller than the outlet on the engine. I couldn't find a hose that would fit, so I had the radiator shop put a larger nipple on the radiator. Since I had them recore it before, they didn't charge me to do it.

Leonard Shepherd


06-02-2007, 08:15 AM
A later radiator will not work as 53-55 radiators are shorter than the later ones.

does this help?


Alternately, a '55 through ?? water manifold will fit on the later engine. a pre-55 one will not work as it will not clear the die cast timing cover (earlier cars had a sheetmetal cover without a fuel pump mount.)

hope this helps


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