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I'd most appreciate any leads on how to come by the two heater hose fittings that screw into the intake manifold on my 1967 1600 engine. Mine are rusted out. If I recall the older water pumps also used a similar fitting so maybe someone has two old junk water pumps they be willing to part with.

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You will find those in old water pumps corroded to the point of becoming one with the aluminum casting. The simple solution, if you have your old one removed to the threads, is to turn a new one of brass on a lathe. If you need an original look, turn one of stainless steel and glass bead. Either version will last forever, and can be removed.
 

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Way out of my league here, but a common occurrence here seems to be that if you need them, other people do too. Several folks have saved some money and done a public service by doing a subscribtion offer = taking orders and then have a batch produced, charging just enough to bring the costs down to reasonableness by distributing the set-up costs among the group - just a thought :)

Now I have to go and see how those fittings look on my 71 1750 Spider. :rolleyes: My heater isn't working, but I haven't gotten to that part of the car yet. :) It's still suspension month
 

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I make runs of parts pretty often, but some years ago, the flywheel locking tools I made up for BB members cost me! I made up 10 of pre hardened stock EDM cut. Far superior to OEM, and had them lazier inscribed, as OEM. These will NEVER wear out. Dr. Don (BB member) sold them for me at cost, (about $121) and probably STILL HAS SOME! Now I only work for customers on order, or for my oil pump business. This custom stuff isn't cheap, and someone (me) has to come up with the front money.
If anyone wants these pump / manifold fittings, I can make them of stainless steel or brass. Send me a good sample, and an ORDER. I'll figure costs of production, make them and distribute them. However I can't pay the front money and warehouse unsold stock.
From my experience.
 

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Thanks Lokki and Gordon. I'm pondering the options. So far I don't see people lining up for these such that the cost for a custom batch would be worth it..... I've always wanted to get a mini lathe (e.g. nice old UNIMATE maybe) which should handle this type of thing. If I come up with something of note I'll post my solution.

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Hi,

I'd most appreciate any leads on how to come by the two heater hose fittings that screw into the intake manifold on my 1967 1600 engine. Mine are rusted out. If I recall the older water pumps also used a similar fitting so maybe someone has two old junk water pumps they be willing to part with.

Regards, Al
1967 Duetto in restoration
Can't say I have any of these but someone may as I have a few of those manifolds in race version that have the holes plugged with a pipe plug.

I second Gordons thoughts on small runs of labour intensive or setup intensive parts.

Ken
 

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Yes, I remove them "almost" easily. Gotta torch? Drive a tight fitting bolt inside the fitting, steel hammer, NOT TOO big to expand the ID so it's stuck worse! Weld or braze the rotted fitting to the bolt. Hot, tap on the bolt head while unscrewing same. WoW! The whole thing comes out!!!
I've ONE of the flanged (hex) versions in SS and -0- of the slotted. I'm about to make up "some". How many are needed? Anyone? My SS versions do not ever rot, and will remove easily! Here's my last hex version. If you media blast, they look like cad plate.
 

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Gordon those fittings look amazing. I definitely will need two but unfortunately I don’t have a torch. I was thinking an alternative would be to shear off the hose portion of the fitting and cut vertical notches in the exposed threaded portion that I could fit a flat piece of metal in and get some leverage. Still not sure that would work... now do I try to learn welding for these darn fittings...
 

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Go to a welder in your area, even brazing works. It might work without the weld/braze, just getting it hot enough with enough grip on the inside from the bolt. I Weld because I'm there with a torch to get it hot anyway, why not?
BTW Anyone wanting a pair, send me a PM or e-mail <[email protected] I don't want to make too many or too few.
ALSO, NO, I WILL NOT make the funky hex ones with the reduced diameter hole. If you want to reduce the coolant flow, tap the inside of one of mine for a brass or SS plug, screw that in and drill a hole of any diameter you wish.
 
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