5l engine swap upper radiator hose question

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73 Grande will undergo three phase build process. Phase 1 is to make roadworthy. Phase 2 is interior/exterior restoration. Phase 3 is ++ performance.
For those of you who installed a late 80’s, early 90’s 5l from a donor, what upper radiator hose did you use? The stock hose that came from the 87 TBird fits the contour great, it’s just the stock Mustang radiator has a 1.5” fitting and the hose is 1.25” (there both 1.5” at the thermostat housing). Does anyone know if someone made/makes a similar shaped hose with 1.5” on both ends?
 

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Swap to the thermostat housing for the factory 73 style unit. It has a threaded boss for a sensor. This way you can use factory 73 hoses and radiator.

 
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Hemikiller, are you saying the 87 upper hose routing, intended to avoid the tensioner, is deficient when compared to the 73 routing?

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It seems to me the 73 hose routing will run into that drive component. Now, of the pipe comes straight out, will it clear the idler pulley from the tensioner? I see what your saying. It’s an option. Let me think a spell.
 

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Does OP have the serpentine belt system still on the motor?

In 1971-73, there were options for inline 6 cyl motors and a 302. When I put in the 351w, I used an angled thermostat housing and a radiator hose for a 302 mustang.

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