RHD 850 heater hoses?

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RHD 850 heater hoses?

Post by fiat850 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:59 pm

As part of the overall rebuild process on my RHD (Right Hand Drive) 1968 Fiat 850 Sport Coupe, I'm currently servicing the heater assembly for the car. I have the plastic heater box removed from the car & completely disassembled, & the heater core will soon be going to a radiator shop for a proper clean-out & pressure (leak) test. While that's being done, I will be cleaning/servicing the fan/motor assembly, as well as freeing up the upper air intake door (flap) so it'll open/close properly (it's rusted-stuck halfway open right now). A new heater valve, valve gasket & fan switch are already waiting on my workbench, as are the 2 rear heater hoses (from center tunnel coolant tubes to engine & radiator). This leaves me with just the 2 front heater hoses I've yet to acquire.

My factory 850 Parts Book tells me that the part numbers for the front heater hoses on the RHD Coupe "04" variant are different than on the regular (LHD) 850's. A web search for the 2 RHD hoses (Fiat parts 4146301 & 4146302) comes back empty. :(

So what front heater hoses do you RHD 850 Coupe owners "Across The Pond" &/or "Down Under" use for your cars?

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