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  • Quiz: The hardest hoses to change on a Studebaker

    What two hoses are the hardest to change, and the most likely to install incorrectly? (Quiz based on recent experience)
    Ron Dame
    '63 Champ

  • #2
    Under-dash Climatizer hoses where the valve is next to the core.

    Craig

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    • #3
      '55 President, power steering hoses on unit.

      Tom

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      • #4
        The hardest hoses for me were the power steering hoses on the control valve. I also screwed up the left and right pressure hoses on the ram cylinder. When I started the engine the steering wheel started oscillating violently!
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        • #5
          I'll third the power steering hoses. Spend way too many hours trying to reinstall those hoses and their fittings.

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          • #6
            The one big hose that connects the gas tank to the gas filler was difficult to change before they reproduced the proper hose with a bend in it.
            RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

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            • #7
              I recently changed the power steering hoses on my '62 Gt Hawk and it was difficult but not as bad as I had feared, I thought the ones on my '63 Lark were worse, maybe that was because I had never done it before. I concur with the OP that the fuel filler hose is tough. I changed the one on our '52 Commander and while I had the proper curved hose I still spilled a bit of blood changing it.
              Frank van Doorn
              Omaha, Ne.
              1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
              1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
              1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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              • #8
                The vacuum gauge hose in an Avanti is fun. So is the fuel tank vent hose!
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                • #9
                  I'd go with the PS hoses. The fuel line hoses at the fuel pump on my former '81 Avanti came to mind after seeing Brad's comment.
                  Rob in PA.

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                  • #10
                    Ron, I can't wait to hear YOUR answer, but I'm guessing it has something to do with power steering!
                    Last edited by StudeNewby; 09-08-2016, 07:36 PM. Reason: Typo
                    Mike Davis
                    Regional Manager, North Carolina
                    1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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                    • #11
                      One: Avanti gas tank vent hose between right inner and outer 1/4 put in before the 1/4 was installed.
                      Two: Bendix power steering control valve left and right turn hoses.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RadioRoy View Post
                        The one big hose that connects the gas tank to the gas filler was difficult to change before they reproduced the proper hose with a bend in it.
                        ..........And the bottom radiator hose on the '57 GH.............

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                        • #13
                          The one that you have to change along side the road when it's 110 degrees!
                          Lou Van Anne
                          62 Champ
                          64 R2 GT Hawk
                          79 Avanti II

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                          • #14
                            I'm fairly certain, the most difficult hose for me...will be the NEXT one.
                            John Clary
                            Greer, SC

                            SDC member since 1975

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                            • #15
                              I can relate to that!
                              Originally posted by jclary View Post
                              I'm fairly certain, the most difficult hose for me...will be the NEXT one.
                              Lou Van Anne
                              62 Champ
                              64 R2 GT Hawk
                              79 Avanti II

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