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lets see your heater hoses!

Discussion in 'Engine & Performance' started by AuroraGirl, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. AuroraGirl

    AuroraGirl Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Mine are long, on purpose actually, so that I can trim them down to proper size after I got everything I needed done. My question, though, is, will they stay nice and suspended in the air if i trim them down, and how far should I? Id like to see your guys' hoses so I can judge where to cut mine.

    heres mine
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    Actually, I believe there was a hose bracket that attached near the top of the wheel house towards the engine to hold the heater hoses. It made the hoses about 6-7' long. Mine looked like this when I bought it though.

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    Also, when you have a chance I would remove the ziptie from the plug wires and separate them with wire keepers like these... After time the spark will arc through the loom insulation.

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  3. AuroraGirl

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    Haha only if you had been around for my thread looking for spark plug wire holders. What do those attach to? And a link for em? I'd happily do it separate and then just maybe sup tie that part. Fortunately I don't see many hours on the truck
     
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    Yes, most squares have the hoses attached to a clip on the inner fender. Notice how the heater core tubes point that way. Also some models had the return hose go to the top of the radiator.
     
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    There are all styles. The ones in my picture above and below were stock. There were clips from the factory, I think. the wires were replaced at one time by POs that did not cut to length.

    this is google search.. https://www.google.com/search?q=spa...pcoAX-nFB5ij-gTSvqG4DQ&bih=657&biw=1366&hl=en

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    Just put these on the other day.

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    OH nice, I wonder if that clip is on LMC.
     
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    Here’s that clip 638FF80D-03CF-4264-8FF0-216536EA09CB.jpeg 0D04E9D1-01A2-4366-A9E6-03901F3C5351.jpeg
     
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    Nice engine bay!
     
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    A little long they're good though.

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    Old photo. Had just stabbed the engine after doing a reseal and a cam swap.


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    Right now they are not connected to the heater core, gets too damn hot in the cab when they are.
     
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    From the looks of it, maybe GM used two different versions of the clip? One that retains downward with a bolt and nut and one that clips in?
     

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