Just joined? Please introduce yourself.
Classic Edge Designs, LLC Prime Custom Cars, LLC MadMooks
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

Thread: heater hose

  1. #1
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2020

    Member #:4480
    Posts
    62

    heater hose

    hello all, I need some help please. I pulled the heater hoses and forgot where they go, its a 55 Chevy belair 265 thanks guys...

  2. #2
    Registered Member BamaNomad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016

    Member #:3217
    Location
    Rocket City, USA (Huntsville, AL area)
    Posts
    2,267
    Do you have a service manual for your car?

    I haven't done this on a '55 Chevy in a long while, but I'm pretty sure the '55 is the same as *most* Chevrolets and there are TWO heater hoses (one of them 5/8" ID and the other 3/4" ID). One of these goes from the intake manifold fitting to the heater connection on the firewall, and the other goes from the water pump to the firewall connection. The sizes of the hoses and nipples are your guide! A diagram can be found in the 1955 AIM in FOA 101 sheet 1.

    Deluxe Recircu Heater.pdf

    The complete AIM can be downloaded from the web onto your computer for easy access, OR you can purchase a printed copy from most trifive vendors.
    Last edited by BamaNomad; 09-24-2020 at 07:06 PM.

  3. #3
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Member #:625
    Posts
    2,593
    I too an rusty on this but on 55 and 56 I believe one hose in 1/2 id and other is 5/8. Or are they both 1/2.

  4. #4
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Member #:571
    Posts
    4,294
    Heater hose is sold by OD at the auto supply, and the hoses for a 55-57 (and most Chevys) are 3/4" and 5/8".

  5. #5
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Member #:625
    Posts
    2,593
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_L View Post
    Heater hose is sold by OD at the auto supply, and the hoses for a 55-57 (and most Chevys) are 3/4" and 5/8".
    I do not believe that this is true until 1957. maybe both are 5/8 something different.
    Last edited by markm; 09-25-2020 at 08:44 AM.

  6. #6
    Registered Member Troy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Member #:516
    Location
    Antioch, Ca
    Posts
    464
    I just checked my 55 and they are both 5/8" ID. One goes to the intake manifold just below the thermostat and the other to the water pump.

  7. #7
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Member #:625
    Posts
    2,593
    Thanks Troy, I knew something was different than 57 later.

  8. #8
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2020

    Member #:4480
    Posts
    62
    thanks you guys, done this a hundred times, got a senior moment CRS.....

  9. #9
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2020

    Member #:4480
    Posts
    62
    hey bama I do have a a aim book, I looked after I posted sorry thanks again...

  10. #10
    Registered Member BamaNomad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016

    Member #:3217
    Location
    Rocket City, USA (Huntsville, AL area)
    Posts
    2,267
    The errors in my response are due to my 'reliance on my old memory'.. rather than checking.. but I WAS trying to help.. I was trying to recall if both hoses were the same in '55 ?? or if they were like the later years and different diameters. ... Can I plead that it was late at night and I was tired?
    Last edited by BamaNomad; 09-26-2020 at 05:54 AM.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •