The sun is out so of course It's time for Hesketh to dump all his coolant

4 weeks 1 day ago #190202 by g7nbp
Right on cue, with the prospect of a decent bank holiday weekend and getting out for a hill climb event with the local Motorsport group and long weekend of top down action, Hesketh decides once again to split a hose... Thankfully just 2 mins from home.

I've ordered a new hose off eBay, but it's gonna be mid week before it arrives :( Bugger...

The real reason for the post (aside from venting steam - me and Hesketh!) Is to ask if anyone has done a full silicone hose replacement throughout... And if so which and at what cost? And have you had any problems with OAT with silicone?

I've come to the conclusion that this year I need to systematically replace many of the parts that may be nearly 25 years old now, and hoses are high up the list.
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4 weeks 1 day ago #190204 by SundanceUK
One of the facebook groups - I think its the modified F and TF group, are looking into a bulk buy of silicone hose kits for maximum discount.
The organiser has been tendering out quotes and is waiting for replies back with prices for a bulk batch, for both 135 and 160 in both PRT and non PRT variants. Also a variety of colours should be available.
I think the problem may come as maybe only one manufacturer (probably Roose) may do the OAT resistive hoses, but we are waiting to find out the results before the price is announced.
May be worth having a look at Facebook and seeing which group it is...I honestly cant remember right now and as I am at work, cannot get onto social media to check.

Sundance

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4 weeks 1 day ago #190205 by BruceTF135
It's the Facebook MGF and TF Enthusiasts page. Search the page for "guy mawson silicone hoses". Just "silicone hoses" will probably do.
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4 weeks 1 day ago #190215 by g7nbp
Cheers, I will have a look.

I've replaced the underfloor pipes with stainless and a couple of the hoses over the years, but I'm sure some of the other originals must be in a similar weakened condition. Time to bite the bullet and replace the lot.

... Which then raises the question....

What colour????

I'm thinking red.

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4 weeks 23 hours ago #190217 by Cobber
Dog cock pink!

"Keep calm, relax, focus on the problem & PULL THE BLOODY TRIGGER"
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4 weeks 21 hours ago #190218 by sworkscooper

g7nbp wrote: Cheers, I will have a look.

I've replaced the underfloor pipes with stainless and a couple of the hoses over the years, but I'm sure some of the other originals must be in a similar weakened condition. Time to bite the bullet and replace the lot.

... Which then raises the question....

What colour????

I'm thinking red.


So you're definitely going down the silicon route then .?

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3 weeks 6 days ago #190244 by mgtfbluestreak
Yes that dog cock pink is summat else innit.
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3 weeks 5 days ago #190258 by g7nbp
Scarily I found myself actually wondering how that would look

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3 weeks 4 days ago #190260 by Cobber
Go on..........ya know ya wanna!:yesnod:

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3 weeks 4 days ago #190262 by Bob
How about rust colour? it would match the underneath of most MG's :lol:

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