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    I am in the process of having my heater recored. To get at it, I removed the metal housing under the dash. The housing has two ducts that connect to the cardboard defroster vents. This connection appears to be done by a couple of short hoses, about 2 1/2" long and about 2 1/2" in diameter. One of mine is missing and the other is crumbling from age.

    Anyone have something that works for them as a functional replacement??? (no, not duct tape!! :+ ).

    thanks!

    John

    58 Hardtop

    PS Robert McNamara ought to be proud of the money he saved Ford on those cardboard vents!!!
    1958 Hardtop
    #8452 TBird Registry
    http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=8452


    photo: http://www.squarebirds.org/users/joh...d_June2009.jpg
    history:
    http://www.squarebirds.org/users/johng/OCC.htm

  • #2
    RE: heating duct hoses...

    I have luckily never needed to replace those rubber connections, as mine, for some reason, are still pliable like new.

    My suggestion is to cut up an inner tube from a wide mountain bike tire(26" diameter) or possibly a narrow motorcycle tube.

    Alexander
    1959 Hardtop
    1960 Golde Top
    Alexander
    1959 Hard Top
    1960 Golde Top
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    • #3
      RE: heating duct hoses...

      ...must have been clean living on your part!

      I will look for some inner tubes - that sounds like it has potential.
      I need to be careful about how tight they are as those cardboard vents look pretty fragile after all this time. I don't want them to collapse inward.

      I wonder if there's a web site or reference that has specs on innner tubes???

      thanks for your suggestion, Alexander!

      John
      1958 Hardtop
      #8452 TBird Registry
      http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=8452


      photo: http://www.squarebirds.org/users/joh...d_June2009.jpg
      history:
      http://www.squarebirds.org/users/johng/OCC.htm

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      • #4
        RE: heating duct hoses...

        Just done mine on a 20 HT.. Took the old one to NAPA and matched it up with the correct size of air duct that was used on cars that had an aluminized tube that directed air from the exhaust to the air filter.. Wish I had kept the receipt so I would know what the part number was.

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        • #5
          RE: heating duct hoses...

          Coirrection: Not a 20 HT but a 60..

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          • #6
            RE: heating duct hoses...

            Great idea!!! Thanks!! I will report back after I go there but
            I bet they can do it....

            John :-)
            1958 Hardtop
            #8452 TBird Registry
            http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=8452


            photo: http://www.squarebirds.org/users/joh...d_June2009.jpg
            history:
            http://www.squarebirds.org/users/johng/OCC.htm

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            • #7
              RE: heating duct hoses...

              You can buy these from a 1955-1957 Thunderbird parts supplier. They are rubber and fit just right, and they are cheap too. Give them a try, they worked for me. When working on a Squarebird it's always a good idea to have a small Bird catalog around because many of these parts can be applied to our cars.

              Tom Young

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              • #8
                RE: heating duct hoses...

                thanks!! I had given up and was gonna fabricate one from scratch.

                The auto parts stores only claim one item of "defroster hose" available in 2 1/2" ID and that only comes in a 6 foot length for $32. Since I only need 5" for two sides total, that was a less than ideal solution.

                Thanks for your time, Tom!

                John
                1958 Hardtop
                #8452 TBird Registry
                http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=8452


                photo: http://www.squarebirds.org/users/joh...d_June2009.jpg
                history:
                http://www.squarebirds.org/users/johng/OCC.htm

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                • #9
                  Heater duct to defroster duct collars

                  Anyone been able to follow up on the rubber collars or sleeves that connect the duct to the defroster plenum? A previous thread suggested that '55-'57 T-birds used the same ones and are available through suppliers, but I can't find any. Any ideas, parts numbers, suppliers? Jack

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                  • #10
                    here you go

                    MAC's 2018 catalog, page 1.
                    Attached Files
                    Regards,
                    Don Vincent
                    Amherst NY
                    1960 HT 352
                    TBird Registry 34042

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Alexander View Post
                      I have luckily never needed to replace those rubber connections, as mine, for some reason, are still pliable like new.

                      My suggestion is to cut up an inner tube from a wide mountain bike tire(26" diameter) or possibly a narrow motorcycle tube.

                      Alexander
                      1959 Hardtop
                      1960 Golde Top
                      This would be my suggestion .

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                      • #12
                        Much better price here

                        Vintage Air - part # 318010 10 feet for $12
                        Attached Files

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