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    Heater hose connection to water pump

    Trying to get all my plumbing taken care of before I start the wiring. I ran into a problem hooking up the heater hose to the water pump fitting. The problem is that it comes directly into the alternator, about 3 inches away. the hose will not make that tight a bend without kinking. Is there some way to make this bend that I'm not aware of? Last heater hose connection to make, and I'm snookered.
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    Thanks Frank. Wasn't sure that something like this was available. I'll check this out, and also with my local parts store. One of these days I hope to get this thing finished, and get that roll bar wired up.
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    All the old F 100 trucks use them. Some are even 3/4 tapered to 5/8. Just go to wall of hoses in the parts store. Richard.
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    Thanks Richard, Today I'm off to the local parts store. I think I've reached the point where if I need it, I'm going to buy it and to hell with any thoughts of budget I may have started this build with! I just want to get it done.
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    In addition to a 3/4" to 5/8" 90* hose elbow (https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NBG10071), I used one of these: https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NBG9924


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    John, in addition to the hose I mentioned on the other forum, I looked at that 90 degree fitting. Once i start routing the hose, I may go back and pick one of those up to make the install cleaner. Didn't buy it thinking that I'd like to avoid as many joints as I can. Thanks for the reference to the part numbers.
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    I did the same thing. 90* heater hose and a barb coupling.

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