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bigt80

United Kingdom
937 Posts

Posted - 26 Apr 2017 :  08:29:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just scanned your thread chaps. Will the plastic ducting used for the fresh air vents on the 'Arrow' range cars, work?
When I get the chance I'll have to measure diameter - it might be too narrow?
Also, yesterday met up with Forum Member Stella whilst here in France and her Series V has had replacement trunking, but not in black




Might be an option if you get totally stuck, but don't know where it was obtained.

Will let you know on the Fastback ducting. G.
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oldcarnut

United Kingdom
67 Posts

Posted - 23 Apr 2017 :  15:52:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all, nothing at the show traders with the hose. However, we use a company called "Car Builder Solutions" (.com) for a silicone spiral wound hose for brake cooling pipes on the race cars we build. Just happens they do a 3-1/4" 83mm id. hose in multiples of 1mtr. Red or black. Not cheap but top quality and it will certainly do the job. Part number is SDBK83 or just look for ducting. All kinds of useful stuff from this firm. Hope this helps, have a look and see what you think.
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jimlagos

United Kingdom
134 Posts

Posted - 21 Apr 2017 :  10:30:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've had a very similar problem. I've searched without success so far. I'd be very interested in finding a supplier too.

jim
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pruyter

Netherlands
199 Posts

Posted - 17 Apr 2017 :  18:25:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much for your help!
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oldcarnut

United Kingdom
67 Posts

Posted - 17 Apr 2017 :  14:54:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, interesting info. Just got an old Minx in for repair, will have a look at the metal pipes!! Regards the black pipe. Going to a show next weekend with the Rapier. Will ask around the trade stands and let you know if anyone has anything shorter. Let you know.
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pruyter

Netherlands
199 Posts

Posted - 17 Apr 2017 :  09:04:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Oldcarnut,

Thanks for your response. At first I thought the same as you, meaning there is a difference between LHD and RHD cars when it concerns the air duct system, but in reality there is no difference. In my LHD series IV the system with the hoses is on the right side in the engine bay just as it is with your very beautiful rally car.
So just like you my Rapier has the tubes on both sides.
So the mystery remains: why this extra tube on the left side in the engine bay when it is not used not even as a result of a difference in LHD and RHD cars. And why has a 1959 Rapier series III (Works and ex Peter Harper) from which photo's were shown in Popular Classics (may 1992) a hose connected to the (useless) tube in the left side of the engine bay?
By the way the Hillman Minxes use exactly the same sytem as the Series Rapiers.

Another matter: I am still looking for 1 meter air duct hose which I prefer to be black and flexible made of a sort of plastic which I have seen on many photo's of Rapier engine bays. Here in the Netherlands I am able to buy such a hose, but.....it is only delivered in a minumum of 10 meters which is a very costly case.
So do you know of a supplier in the Uk which can help me out on this one?
Thanks in advance!

Regards,

Peter
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oldcarnut

United Kingdom
67 Posts

Posted - 16 Apr 2017 :  15:13:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, regards the 'strange tube' on the bulkhead area. Our Rapier has the tube on both sides, but only the right hand one has a hole into the car. The other one doubtless for left hand drive. This is for I assume a fresh air vent for the drivers sweaty feet!! The interior has a flap opened and closed by a knob on the switch panel.
If you have a look at our rally car under the restoration topics and peruse the pics you will see both sides of the vent, one in the engine bay (the other is behind the wiper motor) and one just above the throttle pedal on the interior photos. Ours is fastened shut to keep the river water out!! These vent pressings may be on the Minx cars but not used?
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pruyter

Netherlands
199 Posts

Posted - 12 Apr 2017 :  13:50:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Hillman,

Thanks for your help!
Looking at this website I see that the lenght of the hose is 29 cm which is too short for at least one of the three hoses. The largest hose I need is 17 inch (43,2 cm).
I have seen here in the Netherlands hoses with a diameter of 80mm too, but I should realy like to obtain a hose with an intern diameter of 3,25 inch (82,6 mm).

By the way does anyone know what the function is of the tube which is situated at the inside of the left mudgard? The tube can be seen from the engine bay and is near the scuttle board and it looks like that an air hose can be connected to it. The parts list does not show an air hose, but I have a photo of an engine bay of a Rapier which shows an air hose connected to this tube. This hose is running along the inside of the mudgard to the front of the engine bay.

Thanks for any help!

Regards,

Peter
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hillman

France
28 Posts

Posted - 12 Apr 2017 :  12:18:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the link:
http://www.tpv-2cv.fr/chauffage-gaines-et-cables/319-tuyau-devacuation-air-chaud-2cv
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hillman

France
28 Posts

Posted - 12 Apr 2017 :  12:16:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,
the french citroen 2cv uses the same sort of hoses.
I include a link to one of the sites where they are for sale.
The diameter is 80mm quite close to the one you mentionned.
I hope this will help.
Gilles
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pruyter

Netherlands
199 Posts

Posted - 12 Apr 2017 :  12:09:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like to replace the hoses that connect the blower with the heather and the third one that goes into the interior of my Rapier series IV.
So far so good, but the problem is that after hours searching on the internet I still haven't succeeded in finding the right hose.
The innner diameter of the hoses is 3,25 inch (82,6 mm) and I need a lenght of about 1 metre. I prefer black flexible hoses.
Does anybody know of a supplier in the UK?
Thanks in advance!

Regards,

Peter
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