5/16 vaccum hose

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Rosco59
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5/16 vaccum hose

Postby Rosco59 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:58 pm

Hi does anyone know where to get 5/16 vacuum hose. Or can I use fuel hose it’s from the brake booster to manifold. Thanks

Paul G
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Re: 5/16 vaccum hose

Postby Paul G » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:58 pm

I wouldn't use any other hose other than correct vacuum hose as it's designed especially to withstand collapsing in on itself whereas normal hose is not and is designed to not expand or blow out under pressure.

You should be able to get some from a good local motor factors, most "old school" factors would sell it by the foot or metre. If no luck there search for hose suppliers on google.

tejb1
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Re: 5/16 vaccum hose

Postby tejb1 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:39 pm

Seconded, if you can take it off the car pop around and they will cut to size the right stuff. Any decent factors will do it.