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1949-1953 Flathead Ford V8 Radiator Hose Dress-Up Kits

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Includes two 4" rubber hoses and two 5" rubber hoses. Metal pipes are 7" on the long leg of the bend and 5" on the short leg.
1949-1953 Flathead Ford V8 Radiator Hose Dress-Up Kits

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Dress up the flathead in your postwar Ford or Mercury by replacing the original cylinder head-to-radiator hoses with these stainless or chrome-plated pieces. Each radiator hose dress kit replaces both upper hoses on a flathead Ford V8 and includes two chrome or stainless tubes, four rubber connector hoses, and eight stainless steel hose clamps.

  • Simple way to add some sparkle to your engine compartment
  • Available with polished stainless steel or quality chrome-plated tubes
  • Strong three-ply rubber hose connectors
  • Attractive stainless steel hose clamps


  • Fits 1949-1953 flathead Ford V8 in Ford and Mercury passenger cars only
  • Will not fit pick-up applications (hoses are too short)

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