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Old 12-12-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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Is there a better way in relocating the coolant line without buying one? Im thinking of cutting that nipple and blocking it off there and then cutting a hole and welding the nipple their. See picture. Open to ideas

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Do you mean for your lower rad hose, or the heater core line?
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:12 PM   #3
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Im trying to get rid of that whole bracket so i got some more room to work with my manifold. Heater line will stay cause its been freakin cold. I am referring to the radiator hose.



BTW i forgot the die grinder at work

But i cleaned up my exhaust ports fine. See my other thread
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:22 PM   #4
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Ah, I was wondering why you would want to mess with your heater in this weather . Are you going to be able to get the die grinder, or are we just tuning tomorrow? Oh, and the exhaust ports look nice btw.
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Dremel FTMFW! I may start my manifold tomorrow. Got all the junk i need just need to move the rad hose
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I'm in this same boat right now to finish up my build. I think i'm going to clip it 180*, cut off the heater hardline after the first bend and plug it in there, get it to stay somehow and run a hose between the cut pieces of hardline. I imagine i'll have just the right amount of hose leftover after I shorten my oil return line for the new turbo location.
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:48 AM   #7
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in the same boat as well, i need more room. my hot side charge pipe is rubbin on the lower rad hose, its all up in my damn way. in for answers.......
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damn just looking at this in the miata yesterday. was thinking about pulling it and having a flange made and fabbing it to hit a 90 maybe straight forward since my a/c is gone.
i wouldn't even think of modding the oem part. but damn that lower hose is a jacked up mess.
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I definitely need my heat. Gonna go get a hole saw and ill post up the outcome. The only possibly concern is that since the flow is redirected that it will hinder my cooling efficiency. But, Ill try it see how it works.
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Awesome. I'm committed now.


Thank you for the pictures slutz
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Dammit! That was going to be my suggestion. Flip it, and run a flex hose to the lower radiator barb. I welded a small .25" plate over the heater core line, putting mine to the upper radiator line for track driving and no heat. I could drill and tap that plate for a heater line down there though.
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You can do something like this.
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flip the stock one around.

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k....now after you flip it what do you do fo the heater core line?
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I welded a small .25" plate over the heater core line...[you] could drill and tap that plate for a heater line.
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what neo did was cut the stock hardline, stuff it in the housing and hose clamp it in place to keep it sealed.
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that whole piece is alumium right?

ill probly be doing this....i cant afford the BEGi fix for this!
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doesnt look AC friendly! but other than that, it looks like it gets the job done....
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