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The hose from the thermostat housing to the water pump. I can't keep it from kinking. any suggestions?
 

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Get a hose that's different/new/equipped with an internal spring.
 

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Trim the hose to the proper length and it will not kink .
 

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most of our old cars have CUT TO FIT parts cause they work for many other newer ones. ::
 

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Yeah, I got 5/8" hose, and cut it to fit. No matter how short I snip it, it still kinks. I give up. I tightened clamps around both ends, it should be ok right?
 

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This an application specific hose. You can't use regular old heater hose or it will indeed kink everytime. You need to by a "small block Ford bypass hose". It's not very big and pretty cheap. It has the 90 degree angle you need formed into it. There is no good substitute that I know of. And I've tried. I know keep a spare in the garage since we have more than one smallblock vehicle.
 

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not true. You could leave it 5" too long, and make a loop to keep it from kinking. ::
 
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