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65' vette, lower radiator hose

bonll

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1965, glengreen conv
My fan belt (to the alternator) rubs the lower radiator hose. I have been told I have the correct Alt mounting bracket, hose, pulleys & belt. But it is only about 1/2"-1/2" away from the hose. It cut thru the last hose & now its just starting to rub on my new hose.
Does anyone reccomend a shorter belt length? or?
 

cfalson

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New York
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1966 Trophy Blue Coupe
Do you have a correct radiator or a copper/brass equivilent. If so, the outlets are not angled the same as the AL originals or the DeWitts reproduction
 

Mike McKown

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Falls of Rough, Ky.
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1963 roadster 1965 coupe
My fan belt (to the alternator) rubs the lower radiator hose. I have been told I have the correct Alt mounting bracket, hose, pulleys & belt. But it is only about 1/2"-1/2" away from the hose. It cut thru the last hose & now its just starting to rub on my new hose.
Does anyone reccomend a shorter belt length? or?


Is your bottom hose on backwards?
 

Subfixer

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Groton, CT. USA
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1964 White Roadster
It's very easy to put the lower hose on backwards. If installed incorrectly, it's VERY close to the belt. If installed correctly, you should have plenty of clearance.

I did the same thing last time I replaced the hose......
 

bonll

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1965, glengreen conv
hmm, I just replaced a dewitt reproduction radiator w/ another aftermarket Aluminum one not to long ago. They both had the outlets the same so I assumed it was correct.
as far as the hose being installed backwards........boy I don't know. I installed it the same way (direction that it came off). But I'll check it out. Right now car is in storage for a week.
But if thats it I'll feel dumb....but glad.

Thanks again for the clues...:w
 

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