This is what I did for my Fury. I look for a pre molded hose
that was 1 3/4" inside diameter (both ends), that was at least 17
inches long and had the two curves I wanted ( 7 inch sweep to the
left with a 7 inch drop). The hose I got was longer
but all I wanted was the section of hose that fit my needs. I did
this for the upper and lower hose. Use your imagination when you go
shopping again. All of a sudden you are going to see at least half a
dozen hoses that will fit your needs. We have a lot of clearance for
the top hose so different angles and shapes can work. Go to Pep Boys,
O'Reileys, whoever will let you into their backroom to take a look with a
measuring tape or better yet your old hose. It cost me $18 (2001 pricing)
and a hour of looking for both the upper and lower hoses.
Now, more recently I ran across this on eBay and made note of these part
numbers for future reference. Good Year Hose # 60880 - fits 1 3/4" upper
if 3 inches is cut off the straight leg. Good Year Hose # 8484 is a
perfect fit for the 1 1/2" lower intake hose and has the anti-collapse spring
inside. Some one also will have an interchange for these numbers if your
parts store doesn't carry Good Year. These should come with paper numbers
wrapped around so all you will have is smooth pre-molded black
rubber. The first set I got had white markings with the part
numbers on the outside of the hose, so all I did was scrub them off with
a terry cloth towel and Armor-All. This also works on black heater
hoses with markings, just scrub them off.
This is the power of the GSF network. Some one has been there
and done that. Keep sharing information everyone!
Gates does not make a straight stock hose, only a flex rippled hose. I
want a smooth stock looking hose. Does anybody know where I can get one????? I
tried NAPA, and no luck.
Ron Swartley ARCHANGEL1390@AOL.COM