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post #1 of 11 Old 04-27-2021, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Upper Radiator Hose for TPI Swap??

Has anybody on here done a 350 TPI swap in their CJ? I'm having a heck of a time finding an upper radiator hose that will fit.
I'm trying to get from the OEM TPI thermostat housing (1-5/16 Hose I.D.) to an aftermarket (built for CJ to 350 conversion) radiator (1-1/2 Hose I.D.).
Does anybody have a part number to share?

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-27-2021, 03:50 PM
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I used a Gates 20470. Have a 360 degree swivel thermostat housing that really helped with the hose routing.
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I used a Gates 20470. Have a 360 degree swivel thermostat housing that really helped with the hose routing.

What thermostat housing did you use? Is yours a TPI set up?

I had a 360 deg housing with 1.5" neck - but, didn't have the clearance for it under the intake. The only one I could find that might work was the Meziere for $150. Ouch!
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Sorry, I missed you have a TPI housing.
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I have a Billet Specialties, but they note that it will not fit TPI.
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I have a Billet Specialties, but they note that it will not fit TPI.
Bummer.
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I have the o-ringed adjustable housing, it nice but wouldn't work for you. I was looking around the net and found someone used a housing from a 64-78 327 Chevy truck, that might work, looks like the hose fitting is the right size.
Didn't have part no.
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I have the o-ringed adjustable housing, it nice but wouldn't work for you. I was looking around the net and found someone used a housing from a 64-78 327 Chevy truck, that might work, looks like the hose fitting is the right size.
Didn't have part no.
Any chance you have a link to what you found??
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Yup, that's it.
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Thanks. The clocking looks good. If it has a 1.5" neck, that might help me more easily locate a hose that fits since I won't have to worry about two different hose ends sizes.
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