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Water pump hose for 1955 model
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2006/8/10 7:20
From Iceland
Posts: 97
Hello all

I wonder if anyone here could help me ?.I have a 1955 Packard Clipper Custom sedan with 352 engine and needed to buy new water hoses.Did order a set from Max Merritt but the lower hose don't fit on the water pump nozzle.The width of the water pump nozzle is 1,9 inch (49 mm) and hose is 1,7 inch (45 mm) I wonder if Packard did have more than one water pump available ? since this water hose don't fit

Posted on: 2019/10/26 9:48
1955 Packard Clipper Custom sedan

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Re: Water pump hose for 1955 model
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2007/4/20 17:54
From Fresno CA
Posts: 15644
Only one water pump and manifold used on all the 55-6 V8s and the hoses are 1.75" or 45mm. Apparently Packard did use two different hoses but that was a 55 and 56 difference. NO idea what the hose difference might be so possibly they did make a change to make life easier in slipping the hose over the nipple but what Max sells does work and finding anything different today that would work better is probably not going to happen.

The casting for the inlet fitting is rough and hoses do not want to slide over it easily. You might try some silicone spray lube in the hose end and maybe a bit on the manifold side. Liquid dish soap might also work although I think the silicone would be better. Just do not use anything petroleum based as that will deteriorate the rubber.

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