Simple DIY Heater Hose support brackets

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by Electra Bob, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    The stock valve covers on the Electra had been weeping oil for who knows how long and I decided that while in the process of fixing that I'd replace the covers with some nice T/A ones.

    I'd already removed 90% of the A/C system and this meant the heater hoses lay on the valve covers. Didn't want that with the new ones so went about making some support brackets.

    Cheap and cheerful and minimal tools required. Stock 1" aluminum strip available at any hardware store. Hacksaw, drill, a bench vise and a little muscle power.

    First up I made two hangers that hook over the cross brace using a long socket as a form for the round bend. Then a simple platform brace to keep the vacuum valve supported.

    I'll probably remake them taking a little more time to get things just right but these do the job.

    Last pic also shows off the T/A a/c delete alternator bracket.

    7-hose-hangers.jpg 8-hose-support.jpg 9-hose-support-2.jpg
  2. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Nice plug wire looms! Like the heater valve support too! ws
  3. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    The looms are from T/A as well. Tidy things up a treat but makes everything else look a tad shabby!

    The green tape on the heater valve vacuum line and duct tape a/c connection covers are temporary! It's a work in progress :)
  4. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Gotta keep the spiders out of that open AC system! With those T/A valve covers, cant you use the OEM engine wiring loom tray that runs down the passenger side? There's clips for the vacuum advance hose and plenty of room for all the other stuff as well. Nice job on those wires! ws

  5. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately the holes on the tray don't quite line up with the T/A covers. I plan to take a sliver off the edge to get it to fit.
  6. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Cut off wheel on a grinder! ws

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