radiator hose

what're y'all using for flexy radiator hose on custom LC kitz?

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I recently did a custom setup using a honda elite radiator and several Gates pre-molded hoses I found on amazon. If you've got some funky bends and you know roughly what shape your looking for that's a great place to check. Some are pricey, but some are very affordable.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dindustrial&field-keywords=gates+coolant+hose

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Always liked the MRC silicone tubes my homie uses on his shifter kart... comes With lifetime warranty, pre bent or flexible, they seem to make every bend or angle adapter and those colors though....

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That silicone tube gets expensive fast

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So does life.

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I walked into the auto parts store with all the nipples I wanted to fit, and said "I need this size on one end and THIS size on the other, with about X sort of bend". One girl there took to it like a natural and said "oh we have that". Took me no time at all. I just cut the length at the bend I wanted. The rest of the stuff is just regular hose.

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coolant hose

I'm using this hose on my bike.

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i'll third the 'ask the auto parts people to go behind the counter'

if you go to a cool auto parts store they'll let you just bumble around back there, usually you can get most of your bends in one piece if you're creative.

i have resorted to bumbling around in a junkyard before but not ideal since you're getting someone elses worn out shit. worst case you can find waht you need and go on 'rockauto' and buy the new model of that hose.

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I like the look of that hose though, wonder how tight a bend it can get? I have one spot that has maybe a 2" radius in that diameter.

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Matt Mahloch -- MBM Customs /

It goes like this at the auto parts store

Me. Can I look at your pre formed hoses?

Them. What are you working on?

Me. It doesn’t mater, a custom project.

Them. I can’t let you back there but we can look it up.

Me. I fill them with as much information as fast as possible to overwhelm them.

Them. Ya, come on back and take a look.

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Blaine- The artist formerly known as Plumber Crack "(OFMC)" /

^ Exactly.

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A variation of that is exactly the way it goes.

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If you have big bends, solder some copper fittings to give yourself a good offset. 1/2in pipe flanged fits perfect inside 3/4 hose

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yea these are what im coming to also. I've got a stack of leftover hoses from previous projects and fit a lot of those, some copper fittings in between, but I was looking for something kinda that blue hose above, cheap filler sections with some flex in case your motor pivots or something... wheres that coming from?

I do lots of picking around the back of the autoparts store. they know me

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Look this up, with 5/8" brass barb 90's and hose clamps.

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My system has 3 copper fittings and a solder joint in it.

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Wow I never imagined that I would be able to find clear stuff, does that hard enough with the heat? Or does it get cloudy? Assuming you may have used it.

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Yea, it took a minute to resize the pics. Too many mb,s at an arms length.

This hose is a left over piece, i don’t have the lc head kitted magnum here. I took the hose and sucked a little up like a straw out of the over flow tank to show ya the translucency. The antifreeze is some dirty fresh shit out of my 1977 Pontiac. Looks good from here! The hose is bad ass!!

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I wonder if that would carry LED lighting well..

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Whoa! That’s a good ideaR to try. The strands might pick up like fiber optics. Hahaa. I’ll check it out

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Yea fukK mopeds! Lulu, I’m yor faver. Had a long strand folded in half.

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Damn! Now I really want to see where this goes

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Oh shit this thread just went form 6 to midnight

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The LED strip package is from amazebay one of the 2 or both. The thing can be snipped every 3” for custom lengths. Can u spare 12V 5A ?

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Comes with a conTroller! With $16 worth of options. Like flashing and auto color change, solid color and DIY!

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ha!

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we gettn somewhere now!~

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That's a lot of draw though. I would have just tried a small ring of 4 or 5 at the ends of the hose to see how far they could carry the light. Minimal power draw. Looks ridiculous though lit up like a lightsaber. Hm..some blacklight LEDs with that shit you put in liquid cooled PCs to make the coolant glow.

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Howsabout a little more thread jack performance LED mods? Yes!

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Luxury, I Drive Luxury Mopeds

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AaaNH,, but hey if u got the time!

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I doubt that draws 5A if it's led.

Put a load checker on it to see what it really draws

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Perhaps that's the max the controller can handle. Good spot though. I'm sure the actual controller draws a bit itself but it does seem pretty high. That's the entire output of an HPI and they can run quite a bit.

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