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I was wondering if anyone can tell me what radiator hoses to get for a late model 5.0 in an early mustang. I know it has been talked about on this site before but I did a search and cannot find it. I have a stock radiator that has been modified for this swap and a serpentine belt system with a reverse flow water pump.

I'm also having a problem with my starter. I am using the starter from my 5.0 which had a 164 tooth flywheel, but I changed the flywheel to a 157 tooth to fit in my bellhousing (c-4). Now the starter won't engage. Can I buy a bigger gear for the starter, or do I need to buy a new starter, or have I done something seriously wrong!?

Thanks for any help.
 

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Did you change bellhousings when you changed flywheel? It sounds like the bellhousing is for a 164 tooth flywheel, and too wide, hence, the starter will be too far away to engage.
 

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I did change the bellhousing to a 157 tooth. At least that is what the numbers on the housing indicated. I thought that could be the problem too.
 

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how has the radiator been modified? that may very well determine what hoses you use.
 

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The radiator has the inlet on the passenger side and the outlet on the driver's side. I believe they are for 1-3/4 hoses.
 

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OK, that gets you the same waterpump and rad. config as a 70+ 302. I'd try hoses for a 71 Mustang.
 

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After looking at the housing, I think I must have put a 164 tooth housing in. Does anyone have a 157 tooth bellhousing they want to sell?
 

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If you have a 66 radiator with both in/out on the passanger side, and you have a water pump on the drivers side, you can make a hybrid hose that will work great, I made one 2 years ago, and have never had an issue with it.

Take two standard lower radiator hoses for the 66 with a 289, and an electricians 2 1/4 pipe, about 1 foot long. The electricians pipe is the only pipe available at any hardware store that has the correct outside diameter and is galvanized for no corroision.

Use the pipe top join the two 289 hoses together about mid point in the radiator. Use 2 hose clamps on each end of the pipe, unless your going to put a flang on it. I did not see it was nessasary, since each rubber hose has almost 4 inches of this electricians pipe inside of it, with only 1 inch of pipe showing between the two.

I can post a photo of this is you like....
 

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ooop's never mind, I thought you had a standard 66 radiator.... ( both in/out on the pasanger side....

Sorry, I read your post incorrectly.....
 
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