February 19, 2008 at 12:01 am #57126Duke SamouceMember
I am looking for anyone who has an OEM vacuum hose with the yellow stripe. I am going to seriously look into having it reproduced. NO MORE PAINTING.
A hose in any condition will be a great help.
February 22, 2008 at 8:58 pm #62017havealuckyMember
I have a used one in my shop. I too was thinking it would be nice to have it repro’d but don’t know what the demand would be or how one would go about it.
February 23, 2008 at 12:53 am #62019Duke SamouceMemberquote havealucky:
Considering that 60s Rolls Royce, Jaguar, MG, Mini and others use the same hose and it is not available to anyone for concourse restoration, the demand is high.
I talked to a Jag shop and the guy told me he gets several calls a month from people looking for the proper hose.
I would cut up the hose and send it to several manufactures to see who can perfectly reproduce it. I am looking at at least 1000′ being made and then providing it to these vintage auto part suppliers to include Sunbeam Specialties.
Some good money could be made. I could sure use that hose of yours. 😉
February 24, 2008 at 5:17 pm #62024Robert and Mariet JaarsmaParticipant
1) You might want to talk to MacGregorUKcarparts in Dundas, Ontario
http://www.macgregorukcarparts.com he supplied me with a lot of rubber parts, when I vissited hisa shop.
2) I have a "cheap" extrusion place in California, particularly if you can get the mold made in expensivily. Most of the fixed cost is having a mold made.
I got through a special connection a mold made for free for the Sunbeam Venezia quaarterlight windows.
If I can help more, send me a pm.
February 24, 2008 at 5:34 pm #62025v-madMemberquote jaars:
rubber parts eh? Tell us more 😆
February 24, 2008 at 5:36 pm #62026v-madMemberquote havealucky:
I have some too, about 70cm. How rich are we?
February 26, 2009 at 2:10 am #62858
Did this project ever get any traction?
February 26, 2009 at 4:49 am #62860
i have been buying them as needed on e bay / uk . just got two more recently .
February 26, 2009 at 6:19 pm #62862Jeff NicholsParticipant
I also bought a hose from Ebay from a seller in UK. It looks close to original based on photos in the Brooklands book of old road tests.
February 27, 2009 at 3:42 am #62869
i have original hoses that i compared the new ones to and there is a difference in the hose material but they work ok.
February 27, 2009 at 12:30 pm #62870Eric and Bonnie GibeautParticipant
I thought the yaller stripes were different on the new UK hoses versus the original??
True or false?
February 27, 2009 at 11:15 pm #62873
the stripe is a lot brighter and does match the pattern of my old ,but the hose texture is different .they are a solid yellow stripe like my original .
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