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Glen Poolen
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Username: wgipps

Post Number: 240
Registered: 03-2018
Posted on Friday, 13 March, 2020 - 17:44:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

There was a thread a little while ago that identified non-genuine parts that can be used to replace RR parts. Is that still around?

Does the SS1 share any radiator or heater hoses with any other known vehicle?
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David Gore
Username: david_gore

Post Number: 3626
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Friday, 13 March, 2020 - 20:30:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP


From distant memory - a coolant hose from a 1970's [??] V8 Falcon could be used/cut down for one of the Shadow engine hoses but I have forgotten the details. You would need to take the original hose to Repco/SuperCheap/Bursons and match it with their stock of hoses to find one that could be cut-down to match the genuine RRMC item.

You could try using Brian Vogel's Google Search request for this forum replacing the search term "coolant amplifier" rebuild" with the item you are looking for [e.g Shadow coolant hose]:

site:au.rrforums.net/forum/messages +"coolant amplifier" rebuild

This is a very useful tool for searching this forum for details of posts containing the search term as per the example below:

site:au.rrforums.net/forum/messages + Shadow coolant hose

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Geoff Wootton
Grand Master
Username: dounraey

Post Number: 2192
Registered: 05-2012
Posted on Saturday, 14 March, 2020 - 00:23:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Glen

Below are the notes I made for the heater hoses on my 74 SY1 (SRX18501).

The substitute parts came from a US supplier called Napa. I realize this will not apply for Australia so it's just a case of getting your local motor factor to find a match.

For the return hose (UR17763) I used straight 5/8" hose. The curve is so slight straight hose will work without kinking.

Note that the engine to heater tap hose (UE38223) is 5/8" dia at the one end and 3/4" dia at the other. I read on the net that a 5/8" hose can be forced onto a 3/4" pipe, but I decided to just buy the correct replacement from Flying Spares.

Notes follow:




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