At 08:47 AM 11/14/97 -0800, Brian Harper wrote:
> The bulge in the lower radiator hose finally got me worried enough that
>thought I'd replace it. This hose has a piece of rubber something
>electrical taped to it so that it won't abrade against the motor mount. My
>parts Spit doesn't have anything to protect this hose; it just has a big
>scrape out of the side of the hose where the motormount has worn 98% of the
>way through. Is there a proper way to mount this hose to aviod this? Do I
>have the wrong shaped hose?
When I replaced my hoses (obtained from Moss), the hose you mentioned DID
contact the motor mount. No amount of finagling or repositioning could
eliminate that contact.
I installed a large cable tie (about 3/4'' wide) on the hose. Now the
cable tie will chafe, not the hose.
Atwell (Buff) Haines
'79 Spitfire FM 96062
Succasunna, NJ USA