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Any one use pipe as a radiator hose?
 

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Like this but maybe powder coated. I assume muffler pipe would rust?
 

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Would need to be made of stainleSS steel at the very least.

Copper like Cool Flex uses would be the ideal (expensive though).

I would just break down and order a full set of Samco Silicone Hoses for the LT1 before I went through the haSSles of fabricating up solid stainleSS piping with hose ends.

Side Note: NIB Cool Flex kit for sale here:

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=250316
 

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You can replace alot of hoses for that price.
 

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I cant find a pic any where of this style set up, but when im not thinking about it i see it all the time. I like the look better than the cool flex hoses i just cant see spending 3-400 on hoses so i thought making them out of pipe i could be more creative and keep it on a lower budget.
 

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I got some pics from the Good Guys show. This guy put all chrome hoses and even replaced the radiator with one that has a cap so he could delete the coolant resvoir. Its a pretty slick set-up, but I don't know if I would do that to anything but a show car.





 

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So you can delete the coolant resevior?!!! i want mine gone so i have more room for the wheels, i was going to swap radiators from a 91-93 but wasnt sure if it would work. Someone let me know a definite answer please...
Im going to the Street Rod Nationals this weekend at the fairgrounds hopefully there will be some hot rods that i can get some ideas from.
 

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The LT1 needs to have somewhere for the steam pipe to go. It comes from the back of the heads thru the throttle body then to the coolant tank. It also needs to be at the high point in the cooling system in order to prevent steam pockets in the cooling system. The tank on the b-body is more like a surge tank that a resevoir.
 

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The steam line on a '93 Camaro LT1 goes to the upper rad hose.

It has a standard type rad with rad cap.

That is where I have mine going on my '66.
 

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I did the throttle body bypass, so would i even need to worry about this?
That '93 piece looks like it would solve the problem but since mine doesnt go through the throttle body i think it may work.
 

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Now i got it. This is what im gonna do

Radiator is fliped facing you. Then i can run metal hoses and tap a fitting into the line for the steam hose and this eliminates the huge tank on the fender.
 
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