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babaron

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original heater hoses
« on: November 24, 2010, 12:14:49 PM »
I'm seeing more and more "original, survivor, unmolested, unrestored" '69 Camaros for sale with pictures of the engine bay showing red heater hoses.  I've never seen a restored one with them. Did they ever come with red heater hoses from the factory?
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Re: original heater hoses
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 12:23:59 PM »
No, but show me pics or the site these cars are on.
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 02:02:53 PM »
Most of the 1969 production for Camaro, Chevelle and Nova came with a "grooved" black heater hose.  I have seen and certified hundreds of original survivor cars with them.  My own Chevelle SS396 which I purchased new also had the grooved black heater hoses.  They were all black in color to my knowledge.

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 02:57:13 PM »
Here is one pic.  Seller stated only carb, alternator and battery were changed.  I'll find another and post soon.
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010, 03:15:05 PM »
Those hoses were changed.  You can see the replacement style hose clamps too.

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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2010, 03:36:01 PM »
OK. That answers that.  Thanks for your help.

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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010, 03:45:58 PM »
That car has a host of replacement parts, look at the basic items, air cleaner, carb, battery cable terminals, various hoses.

Most 69 cars came with the grooved hoses, but very early cars hoses were not grooved, and instead had the GM logo and a square box stamped along the hose.
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2010, 03:59:19 PM »
Here you go...Early '69 (1st wk of Dec. '68)

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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2010, 10:28:58 PM »
Goodyear and others have offered red replacement hoses like those for years. The red color often means they are heavy duty/premium replacement hose.
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Re: original heater hoses
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2010, 12:28:24 AM »
They have blue also, but all those colors are ugly and distractive IMO.
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Re: original heater hoses
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2010, 01:28:59 PM »
Might look okay on a LeMans blue car???????  LOL

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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2010, 05:17:56 PM »
Years ago when I restored my Norwood build 05A '69, I got these hoses from Rick's 1st Gen, before they were purchased by Ecklers.  The hoses were very nice repros with the correct grooves.  These repro hoses should still be available from a number of suppliers.


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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2010, 09:49:45 PM »
Are yours both the same size Dave? Both of yours are ribbed..

Pretty sure only the 3/4" was ribbed and the 5/8" plain with "GM¯"
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Re: original heater hoses
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2010, 03:19:45 PM »
The rib patterns (number of grooves and spacing) were the supplier identification; you'll see several different patterns on original hoses.
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Re: original heater hoses
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2010, 02:18:22 AM »
BlackoutSteve,

The picture does not show it but the hoses are two different sizes, typical for the SB Camaro.

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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2010, 08:41:36 PM »
BlackoutSteve,

The picture does not show it but the hoses are two different sizes, typical for the SB Camaro.

All Camaros (SB and BB) had a 5/8" hose from the intake manifold fitting to the lower heater core inlet nipple, and a 3/4" hose from the upper heater core outlet nipple to the fitting on the water pump.
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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2010, 11:45:01 PM »
Thanks.. I never seen a ribbed 5/8" hose before and thought you had two 3/4" hoses.  :)
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