Custom Thermostat housing for use with the Cool-Flex Hose
An installation article by Mark Cornell (HemiSuperBee)
I know many of our members have Cool-Flex Hoses on there trucks... if you do, you know what I'm talking about - the hose will not make the sharp bend before the power steering reservoir cap. Here is my solution to the problem:
This was a very time consuming project, a lot of work and testing went into this. I hope these instructions will aid you during your install - this is definitely not a project for a beginner. I think the finished product was well worth the effort though!
So far the new housing has over 750 miles on it and has been well tested in the 100+ degree Texas heat with no overheating problems. The temp gauge stays just a little before the half-way mark. The only problem I had was with the second Cool-flex hose clamp (connecting the hose to the housing). With the hose resting on the power steering cap, the clamp tends to bend. I would recommend replacing it with a new coupler from Cool-flex before installing.
Written by “HemiSuperBee” for HTC.com. Edited by “MrHemi”. Special thanks to Brian (CTD owner) for doing the welding.