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FC Defroster Hose
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 18, 2020 07:20PM

I have done a lot of searching and haven't found the actual diameter of the FC defroster hose.

I know it is not 2 or 3 inch. I am not home where I can get a measurement, but my attempts previously led me to either 2.5 or 2.625. So I wasn't good at getting a correct square location for the accurate measurement. I am hoping to order some before I get back to Georgia.

Yes I know Clark's has them. but my budget says, there has to be a better price for 6 feet of the hose than $40 plus tax & shipping.

And no, nobody has asked this exact question on this forum or the other Vair forum before.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: FC Defroster Hose
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 19, 2020 11:37AM

3anyone know the size?

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: FC Defroster Hose
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: July 19, 2020 11:43AM

Sorry Al, wish I could help you out, but I do not have, nor have I ever had an FC.
Hopefully, someone will pipe up with an answer for you.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
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non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
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Re: FC Defroster Hose
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 19, 2020 12:45PM

Thanks, Mel. I know you would post the info if you had it.

I have spent last day off and on looking all over the internet. I found it In the last place I looked and didn't expect it there. It is in the Chevrolet 985344 CAR HEATER & DEFROSTER INSTRUCTION SHEET

FC defroster hose size is 2 1/2". I have found a 6 foot plastic hose for $13.74 (free shipping) off ebay.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: FC Defroster Hose
Posted by: idiyaught ()
Date: July 19, 2020 01:11PM

Just got out to measure mine, gas heater. From heater it's 2" then an adaptor to 2.5" or 3" going to the defroster. when I find something to get around the larger dia. I will measure it.

John Oostdyk
Thornhill, Ont
63 Rampy
65 Greenbrier
64 Convertible

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Re: FC Defroster Hose
Posted by: idiyaught ()
Date: July 19, 2020 01:24PM

2.5" to defroster vent.
The assembly manual show single size for direct air so 2.5 sounds correct.

John Oostdyk
Thornhill, Ont
63 Rampy
65 Greenbrier
64 Convertible

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Re: FC Defroster Hose
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 19, 2020 01:24PM

Just like the gas heater instructions above. I should have specified I don't have a gas heater. I know a 2" won't fit at the box near the floor. I have a 2" hose to prove that out.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: FC Defroster Hose
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 19, 2020 01:26PM

John: where did you find an assembly manual for the Corvair 95?

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: FC Defroster Hose
Posted by: idiyaught ()
Date: July 19, 2020 01:49PM

It came with the Rampy looks like Clarks C7411

John Oostdyk
Thornhill, Ont
63 Rampy
65 Greenbrier
64 Convertible

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Re: FC Defroster Hose
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 19, 2020 01:58PM

Thank you, John.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: FC Defroster Hose
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: July 19, 2020 10:27PM

I would have chimed in but I have always ordered this hose from Clarks. So I didn't have to pay much attention to the exact size.

I'm glad you found the size and hose you were after.
One thing I have observed however.... the more plastic material hose, when I've used it in some applications, can be a little harder to slip over the duct ends, as opposed to the OEM material hoses. However it's totally doable.

smileys with beer

Corventure Dave

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Re: FC Defroster Hose
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 20, 2020 03:02AM

I spoke with Rick about the hose. When I informed him the size was 2 1/2". He said he believes he has some he uses for his small aircraft. It is a red fabric hose, but still will work.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: FC Defroster Hose
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 24, 2020 06:38PM

Well, the red hose was not usable due to a weak area and its integral spring wire.

I found the Dorman 96004 HVAC Blower Fan Hose. Purchased one off eBay for $26.

From Dorman's website:

Dorman's HVAC Blower Fan Hose is flexible, strong, and easy to install. It helps return your vehicle's HVAC system to its original performance.

High-strength nitrile rubber construction helps prevent cracking. May be cut to desired length. Expandable for an adjustable fit, the hose is suitable for many different automotive, household and workshop uses.

Color/Finish:Black
Diameter:2.5 In.
Package Contentssad smiley1) 72" Piece Of 2.5" Hose

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: FC Defroster Hose
Posted by: KGB Pilot125 ()
Date: July 24, 2020 08:47PM

This is great news

Josh
'63 Rampside
Denver Area

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Re: FC Defroster Hose
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 25, 2020 03:17AM

Once i get it, I will post photo and its composition; rubber or plastic. Had both terms on the Dorman website.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: FC Defroster Hose
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 30, 2020 12:56PM

Received the Dorman 96004 hose today. It is nitrile rubber. Nice hose to use. I will put it in in next few days. I have to pull instrument panel to replace neutral saftey switch to one having a backup light switch that works.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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