Im at the point where Im ready to Install the cooling system on my 56 with 454 mounted In the "stock" position . As you big block guys know the t stat housing bolt pattern on most factory GM Intake manifolds Is staggered slightly rearward on the passenger side maybe 8 degrees . I see there are several places offering radiator hoses for BB Installation but all the upper hoses Ive seen look completely straight , so the question Is , do these straight type hoses work with the housing slightly tilted and If not , anyone have recommendations for upper/lower radiator hoses with down flow radiator In the 6 cylinder position and long water pump ?
Some of the aftermarket manifolds are straight across , but all the stock oem manifolds Ive seen are staggered . These were to be used with the housing that angles off to the side and not the straight forward earlier design .