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

SAME DAY SHIPPING! Order within the next 5 hours 9 minutes and receive same day shipping

Specs
Material Type:
-
Sold in Quantity:
Kit
Finish:
-
Tube O.D.:
1.25
Hose ID:
1.25
Hose OD:
1.67
Tube I.D.:
1.15
Hardware Included:
Yes
Garage Sale:
No
Notes
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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What's in the Box

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

Application

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

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
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50custom
Verified Purchaser

Great quality product

March 17, 2015
Perfect addition to my 50 flathead good quality mirror chrome finish
Pros:
  • Fits great
Yes, I recommend this product.
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OLSKQQL32
Verified Purchaser

Good Fit

March 15, 2015
Fit well and look great. Appear to be heavy gauge ss tubing.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Brentphx
Chandler, Az

Easy engine bay dress-up

September 28, 2014
I wasn't sure how long I would run these hoses for, so I didn't spend the extra to get the SS pipe. Perhaps I should've, the chrome pipes already had a layer of surface rust inside... no damage visible and hopefully the antifreeze will prevent further corrosion. The wrapped hoses and clamps provided are good quality and they look good. Every little step helps clean up my engine bay. These may be a common or overused bolt-on dress option, but I personally hate the look of rubber hoses. I will be running a compressor bracket so I need to run offset water necks, these pipes are not compatible as shipped (and I didn't expect them to be). For anyone out there that will be doing the same, take the hard pipe to your local auto parts store and find a rubber radiator hose the right diameter with 2 90 degree bends and use those as your water neck adapters. This should clear the compressor this way.
Pros:
  • looks better than rubber hose
  • Easy Install
Cons:
  • not compatible with offset water neck w/o mods
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Brentphx
Chandler, Az

Easy engine bay dress-up

September 28, 2014
I wasn't sure how long I would run these hoses for, so I didn't spend the extra to get the SS pipe. Perhaps I should've, the chrome pipes already had a layer of surface rust inside... no damage visible and hopefully the antifreeze will prevent further corrosion. The wrapped hoses and clamps provided are good quality and they look good. Every little step helps clean up my engine bay. These may be a common or overused bolt-on dress option, but I personally hate the look of rubber hoses. I will be running a compressor bracket so I need to run offset water necks, these pipes are not compatible as shipped (and I didn't expect them to be). For anyone out there that will be doing the same, take the hard pipe to your local auto parts store and find a rubber radiator hose the right diameter with 2 90 degree bends and use those as your water neck adapters. This should clear the compressor this way.
Pros:
  • Easy Install
  • looks better than rubber hose
Cons:
  • not compatible with offset water neck w/o mods
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bills51
Verified Purchaser
Olympia WA

Excellent product and service

October 12, 2013
We saw this dress up kit in another magazine from a competing company and were disappointed to find it wasn't available when we went to order it - a quick google search brought up Speedway Motors - the exact same product and less expensive. We ordered that day and it was delivered within days - such fantastic service. My husband was thrilled and said he would definitely order from Speedway again!
Pros:
  • fantastic service
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Fleetline Keith
DeBary, Florida

Great product

May 28, 2010
Bought this for my 49 shoebox flathead. Other retailers offered a chrome version for much more money. This was priced right and stainless to boot.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

3 questions : 5 answers

1 answers

Will It fit my 1951 pickup if I use my own longer hoses?

Jimstr
April 10, 2014

Will It fit my 1951 pickup if I use my own longer hoses?

Answers

April 11, 2014
EricM
This kit includes two pipes in 90 degree configuration with one leg being 7” on the long leg and 5” on the shorter leg. The hoses that come with it to attach to the radiator and engine are 4” and 5” in length. To verify fit on your '51 pickup compare these measurements to you vehicle. Sometimes using longer hoses at one or both connections may allow the use on your pickup.
2 answers

I have a triple deuce setup on my 53 Flathead. I have an off-set bracket for the generator. The water connect at the engine is therefor angled as well. Will this radiator hose dress up work?

SSJ7KIDS
M'boro TN
April 27, 2011

I have a triple deuce setup on my 53 Flathead. I have an off-set bracket for the generator. The water connect at the engine is therefor angled as well. Will this radiator hose dress up work?

Answers

September 29, 2014
Brentphx
Answering a 3 1/2 yo question... in case someone new needs it. You may need to use offset water necks to avoid the generator bracket, in which case you can use the top hose, the SS/Chrome hard tube, but not the water neck hose. I had to cut the 90 bends out of a radiator hose and use these to adapt my hard tube to the water neck. It wasn't the cleanest, but it should allow me to run an offset compressor/alt bracket. Of course this advice is being given without a picture of your setup to know if it's even a possibility. Your offset bracket could put the generator exactly where the hose needs to be... can't say without pics.
April 29, 2011
Zach
This kit is designed to fit 49-53 Flatheads with the generator in the center, but it may also fit with your angled water outlet. The best way to determine this is to take some measurements. We have the specs of the tubes on our website under the specs tab here http://www.speedwaymotors.com/1949-1953-Flathead-Ford-V8-Radiator-Hose-Dress-Up-Kits,6334.html.
2 answers

hose fittings I have the walker radiator with 1 3/4 inlets. Can this kit fit on this as my water inlets are 1 1/4.

motorage
October 08, 2012

hose fittings I have the walker radiator with 1 3/4 inlets. Can this kit fit on this as my water inlets are 1 1/4.

Answers

March 17, 2015
OLSKQQL32
This hose kit fits only the upper inlets, which are 1 1/4, both the radiator and the thermostat housings
October 09, 2012
Jason
The hoses with the kit are 1.25 inside dimension and if your radiator has 1 ¾” inlets at the top you would need to run a stepped hose such as our Speedway 9171036 or obtain 1 ¾” from your local parts store and then run the step down sleeve to 1 ¼”. The stepped hose would be the simplest and least prone to problems.
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