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Old 02-17-2017, 11:02 AM   #1
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Need to replace my Inlet Air Hose on my 61 again. Does anyone know which supplier has the best reproduction ?
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Replace again?

Reproduction?

Are you into "correct" or something that will last forever and looks better?

I bought some stuff made out of Santoprene? (IIRC) that looks much better and is indestructible and is easier to keep clean.

Got it from McMaster Carr. If they had a size that fit the FI inlet, i would have bought it for that, also

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I don't like the latest repro inlet C1 hoses...they look shiny and sparkly....a little like a black sequin gown on Grammy Awards night...
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Replace again?

Reproduction?

Are you into "correct" or something that will last forever and looks better?

I bought some stuff made out of Santoprene? (IIRC) that looks much better and is indestructible and is easier to keep clean.

Got it from McMaster Carr. If they had a size that fit the FI inlet, i would have bought it for that, also

Doug
Yep Repro. Lasted about 6/8 yrs, then ripped. Cut the 2 inches at the end where the rip was and now too short. Was hoping there was a better repo out now . Guess not. Will look into the Santoprene. Thanks

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Got it from McMaster Carr. If they had a size that fit the FI inlet, i would have bought it for that, also

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it's weird that the inlet hose is an odd size....


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There are some pics of my engine bay in post #36 of this trhead.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...cations-2.html

You can see the hose in pic 2 and 3.

Santoprene is from memory, I do know i got it from McMaster. read their hose descriptions carefully so you don't get something weird, like dryer vent hose.

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Yep Repro. Lasted about 6/8 yrs, then ripped. Cut the 2 inches at the end where the rip was and now too short. Was hoping there was a better repo out now . Guess not. Will look into the Santoprene. Thanks
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Yep Repro. Lasted about 6/8 yrs, then ripped.
I don't remember the GM ones lasting much more than that, back 45 years ago.
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