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Old 04-15-2019, 03:37 PM   #1
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Oil fill tube blocking upper rad hose/pipe

I’d like to use the OE style steel upper road hose pipe with the rubber on each end. For some reason when I line things up, the pipe is up against the fill tube/breather cap and that’s without the rubber connector hose on. I have 2 styles of thermostat housings and neither seem to work. It’s a 1968 327. Is there a certain thermostat housing I should be using?

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Old 04-15-2019, 05:10 PM   #2
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Re: Oil fill tube blocking upper rad hose/pipe

You need one like this.
http://m.johnscotti.com/en/used/1966...ngine/7832148/

What are you gonna use for a pcv?
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:55 PM   #3
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Re: Oil fill tube blocking upper rad hose/pipe

I bought one of those before I could get my hands on a rigid upper pipe and it’s nowhere near working with the pipe.

Crankcase ventilation is nonexistent on this thing. It was a solid running engine when I got and it had solid valve covers like my script covers and no PCV at the rear. There’s a blank boss where it should be beside the distributor. So my plan is to run as it has for 50 years and just breath out the fill tube.

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Old 04-15-2019, 06:01 PM   #4
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Re: Oil fill tube blocking upper rad hose/pipe

Shorten the tube so the cap sits lower and clears the hose.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:12 PM   #5
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Re: Oil fill tube blocking upper rad hose/pipe

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Shorten the tube so the cap sits lower and clears the hose.
That would put the cap more in the way than it already is
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Old 04-18-2019, 02:06 PM   #6
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Re: Oil fill tube blocking upper rad hose/pipe

did you have the tube out? might be in crooked.
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:07 PM   #7
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did you have the tube out? might be in crooked.
I canít remember if I removed it but I beat it with a rubber mallet and it didnít budge. Think Iím gonna give up on the dream and just run a rubber upper hose...less spots to leak anyways.
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