Silicon Hoses

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ian65
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Silicon Hoses

Post by ian65 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:48 pm

anyone bought the top and bottom rad hoses for the fb in silicon or made up something that will fit? Also interested in the heater to engine block

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Re: Silicon Hoses

Post by biznatch » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:10 am

I bought some (top and bottom hoses) from the US late last year. Haven't fitted them yet but one of the hoses looks a bit longer than the one fitted to the vehicle so I'm not 100% sure they are even the correct ones.... I Should have them fitted in the next couple of weeks so will post the outcome in due course.

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Re: Silicon Hoses

Post by mc turbo » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:12 am

hi ian u can buy samco super flex silicon hoses in 1 metre length for £60 so it will b plenty long enough for ur top & bottom rad hoses as they will bend to a u shape without kinking cos they have reinforced metal wiring built in.

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Re: Silicon Hoses

Post by ian65 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:21 am

thanks gents, that's interesting about the Samco hoses Mick, I didn't know that you could bend them..... not really liking that ribbed effect though..... plenty for sale on ebay usa but the shipping is more than twice the cost of the hoses :shock:

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Re: Silicon Hoses

Post by Hobbawobba » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:00 am

I've been keen on some of these but in black.. Couldn't find any in the brief time I looked though haha. Also quite pricey after shipping as you said, Ian! I'm also not the biggest fan of the flexi type hoses either but I suppose its easy aye ;)

If I can't find a decent black set when I eventually decide to buy some.. Ill probably just go with the Racing Beat ones. Assuming they fit our RHD cars too?

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Re: Silicon Hoses

Post by ian65 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:44 am

racing beat look good but $97..... even before shipping from the US + import duty + vat :shock:

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Re: Silicon Hoses

Post by Lucky » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:59 am

Is that for just the two radiator hoses or all the nonsense that tees off them for the heater as well? If it's just the two, that seems a lot :shock:


EDIT: I guess it's this set; http://www.racingbeat.com/RX7-1975-1985 ... 11481.html in which case, yup it's a lot, lol. Mind you, you get four jubbly clips thrown in as well :o

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Re: Silicon Hoses

Post by Lucky » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:04 pm

EDIT again. Mind you, they are very pretty :D . Is it a case of paying premium cos there isn't any proper alternative? Anyone have a link to the eBaytastic ones? I've often thought about upgrading my hoses but never saw any for sale... never even thought of looking abroad :oops:

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Re: Silicon Hoses

Post by codge » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:26 pm

I'm interested in a group buy Ian. Really only for something nice though like the Racing Beat blue ones.

No rush for me, as long as you know I'd be in for half carriage or whatever.

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Re: Silicon Hoses

Post by RamoNZ » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:37 pm

codge wrote:I'm interested in a group buy Ian. Really only for something nice though like the Racing Beat blue ones.

No rush for me, as long as you know I'd be in for half carriage or whatever.


Hi Dave,

Dont mean to point this out, but those hoses would clearly be defined as a modification... :lol:

They do look nice though :D :D
Series 3 13b EGi 6 port, Tender Blue
Series 2 12a stock, Silver
Series 1 RX2 12a, Herschel Orange

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