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By @Jeff GS Date 2008-01-17 17:23
Hey gang,
Anyone have any pics of the original Suby radiator hoses?  In particular, I'd like to see the lower hose and how it comes off the water pump - and where it goes from there.  DOHC motor (or SOHC?) with pump inlet facing out to the side.

I'm trying to figure out if using some or all of the factory lower hose will make plumbing down around the water pump any easier.  With the direction the pump inlet faces - coming straight out will hit the timing belt cover/head, so the hose has to drop down a bit to clear?

Thanks!
Jeff
By Mel Adjusted Date 2008-01-18 07:23 Edited 2008-01-18 07:28
Jeff, I hope these pics help. There all I have and ther old pics of one of the engine I have.

[IMG]http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2316/download002al2.th.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/6494/download007bi9.th.jpg[/IMG]

I saved them to my desk top then enlarged them to look at them. I think this shows what your looking for.

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By @Jeff GS Date 2008-01-18 13:01
Thanks lilgeico.
Weird - don't understand why the pics aren't showing up on your post??
Oh well - clicking on the links pulled up the images on imageshack.  The 2nd pic showing the lower hose was pretty good for showing what I needed to see (I also saved and expanded it up a little).

Eyballing my engine and chassis - ideally the hose would just come straight out of the WP inlet, then make a gradual curve ~90* to wind up going straight forward up along the side of the car.  The overhang of the head and timing belt cover fouls this idea though, it really needs a formed hose to drop down a little and go under the timing cover - just as shown in your pics.  That's good enough to invest in a new OEM lower hose.  From there I'm just going to run Gates green-stripe hose up to the front of the chassis.
Jeff
By dunelimo Date 2008-01-19 02:20
You can use a factory front hose there which is S shaped, you trim about 3/4'' of one end and attached that end to the out let

By @Jeff GS Date 2008-01-19 13:24
Hey Mike,
Gimme some more explanation on your post.  Factory front hose?  Not following.  Is that from a different part of the cooling system?  Is that the standard lower hose just rotated on the pump inlet?
That hose has some possibility - if it were rotated down and the S-bend were laying mostly flat.  I only want to go a little higher than the WP inlet - the return hose the the water pump will run along the side/bottom of the chassis, from the radiator all the way to to water pump.

Jeff
By dunelimo Date 2008-01-20 01:45
Its a Subi top hose I am useing on the bottom, it gets it out the way for off road use and clear's the exhaust that comes stright back under the engine
By Mel Adjusted Date 2008-01-20 02:23
I had to go back and look at the pics I posted and your right, that is the top hose. Cool. I'm sure if you went into a parts house with the hose diameter you could come up with something.
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By dunelimo Date 2008-01-31 09:45
Looks like I will be keeping the factory 'S' front hose, lines up nice with the alloy solid lines on the out side of the body

By @Jeff GS Date 2008-01-31 12:59
Mike - looking good!  Those new Sharpbuilt bodies are looking good too!  I like how you guys have already planned around fitting a liquid cooling system and Suby engine into the body design.  I tell you though - some nice louvers would look much better on the front hood instead of those reverse turned scoops!

Does the body-lift kit you're using provide the necessary space for the radiator (or would it fit OK without the extra lift)?
Can you show us some more details about how you're fitting the radiators?  Supports/mounts, hose routing back to the engine, planned air-flow?  Are you using the stock "front cut" Subaru radiator?  What are the dimensions of this radiator?  I gather you've found them to adequately cool the rear mounted Subaru engine?

Sorry for all the questions.  Your picture looks like a great layout and design that might be adaptable to other Subaru/buggy converts - on this side of the world!
Jeff
By dunelimo Date 2008-02-04 07:25 Edited 2008-02-04 07:27
I tell you though - some nice louvers would look much better on the front hood instead of those reverse turned scoops!

Beuty is in the eye of the beholder or in this case --the designer :-) How many buggies will you see with reverse air scops on the bonnet

Does the body-lift kit you're using provide the necessary space for the radiator (or would it fit OK without the extra lift)?

>>>>>Yes you can fit a rad with out a lift kit but not with an offroad 2'' thick lower front bar


planned air-flow?

>>>>>>the airflow in and out is show on another thread ---rad locations


Are you using the stock "front cut" Subaru radiator?

>>>>Yes stock Subi rads though I found out there are a few diffrent ones/designs


Will post some more pics when its done
By @Jeff GS Date 2008-02-05 22:33
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder or in this case --the designer  How many buggies will you see with reverse air scops on the bonnet"
Can't argue with that!  Didn't mean to imply they look bad or anything!  Still like the overall look of the buggy - very innovative over the manx clones.
Cheers,
Jeff
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