Reply to "Seeking advice regarding Mangusta heater hose routing and materials."

Nate,

On 878, the heater had some odd hose work also......  First that I can recall, is that one side came out of the box and immediately required a 90 degree turn.  Well, no hose on the planet is going to fit that unless preformed.......

I scoured the parts stores and found nothing.  I scoured the wrecking yards and found some molded hoses on a Ford Taurus (IIRC!!!!) with a 4 cyl.....or was it a turbo......??????  This hose had  at least one 90 molded in.......  

IIRC, the tubing coming out of the box has no retaining rib....and appears to be held from moving by its close proximity to the dash!    I never took the thing out of the car, but if I was going to do it again, I would have soldered on a new end to the thing, getting it away from the dash to a place where a proper hose could be attached.

BUTTTTTTTT! This is an area of the car which many changes were made over time and there are several revisions.........sounds like yours may be a slight bit different if you are using 1/2" hose.......I seem to recall a 3/8" or so diameter, but I could be wrong.....   and I do not remember how I connected to the tubes coming out of the center spine.....!!!! Old brain.........

Good luck!!! Keep us posted on what you end up doing!  I'm sure others will benefit!

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