How to route radiator hose after AC bracket install

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How to route radiator hose after AC bracket install

Post  Andre.servin on March 10th 2017, 6:18 pm

I bought the CVF Racing billet AC bracket. After installing it im having trouble figuring out how to route the upper radiator hose.

I was wondering if anyone has also bought this bracket and how they went about routing there upper radiator hose?

***i have purchased an aftermarket radiator (3 row) upper hose outlet is on the passenger side, same as AC***

http://www.cvfracing.com/Ford-Big-Block-AC-Compressor-Bracket-p/460-acbrkt.htm link to bracket

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Re: How to route radiator hose after AC bracket install

Post  SLord82 on March 11th 2017, 9:41 am

Did you contact them about this?

I contacted them once to ask about hood clearance. Their response was "we don't have a fleet of vehicles to test this on". Well I didn't expect them to have a fleet but they should have tested the setup in real world situations in common Fords that would have a big block.

Just makes you wonder how much thought went into the setup.

Also have you tried a truck thermostat housing? Its angled up more compared to the car versions. That and a flex hose might get you around the AC pump

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Post  Andre.servin on March 14th 2017, 10:21 pm

What I ended up doing was slicing 2 hoses and making them work with connectors. Funny I didn't even think of good clearance! I think I may be okay only because I fabricated my own fiberglass hood, so there is no underhood support braces like a steel hood.

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Post  jasonf on March 15th 2017, 12:39 pm

It's definitely something a guy would not think about till it was in the car and you get that wtf moment.
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Post  Andre.servin on March 15th 2017, 4:06 pm

I got lucky and it cleared! But yes your 100% correct

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