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Old 05-03-2007, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default Mustang Fastback Side Vent Drain Hose

While taking apart the interior of my 65 fastback I noticed that my vehicle was not equipped with the vent window drain hoses. I have beensearching forreplacements to no avail, until I ran across this ebay auction. Will these things last, or are there any other recommended sources to purchase these from?

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Old 05-03-2007, 09:44 PM   #2
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Wow! I can not imagine someone putting the interior back together without those drain hoses.
They are just hoses and carry just water and are out of sight once the interior is installed. I imagine you could use some stock hose and some clamp. I just looked at my 68, and on it the top fitting is larger than the bottom. So, I imagine using a larger hose connected to a smaller one with an adapter. I am not talking from experience, so this is just an idea for a starting point.
In any event, you can not go without the hoses without risk of rustangism.
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:58 PM   #3
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Yeah, we had this conversation some time ago. Those hoses you are considering buying are 40 years old. Think about it. Just go to Ace hardware and go to their hose section where they are wrapped around a tumbler. Get one about a foot long for the size of the first hookup, then get an adapter coupler and get the other hose longer to exit out the bottom. You and others will never know how smart you were to not put 40 year old rubber hoses back on your 40 year old car.
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:11 PM   #4
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Soaring is right. You can even use PCV couplers (they will need to beslightly shaved to fit properly) found in the sprinkler section of your local hardware store.

Most vintage Mustands are missing these hoses, which is most unfortunate, because they are a very imporant part of rust defense.
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:13 PM   #5
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Here are pictures of properly installed side drain hoses...

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Old 05-04-2007, 02:09 AM   #6
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Timelockmind, you beat me to the PVC, I though about making an adapter from a PVC adapter about an hour ago (while drinking a glass of wine), once again showing great minds run in the same rut.
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:01 AM   #7
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:17 AM   #8
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Had a 2002 Mondavi Merlot with my T-bone. While it (the T-bone) was grilling, I put the starter back in my 65 that I pulled out yesterday to see if it could be done in five minutes. Putting it back in does not make good use of gravity.
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:06 AM   #9
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Why would the hose even have to neck down? As far as I can tell, it just basically empties to the floor where it drains out the two holes, correct? FWIW, I don't have those hoses but did have the splash shields still properly in place and don't have a spot of rust in there. I think I'll just put a piece of PVC and wedge the bottom end of it into the hole in the floor.I'll save the $25 hose for those doing the concours type restos.
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:47 AM   #10
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The upper part of the hose is flared out to fit the drain tube, about 1 inch od, the bottom goes thru a smaller hole to the outside, about 5/8 inch od, or something like that.
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:16 PM   #11
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Jim,

Mine does not have the hole on the floor. Instead, it has two 'slits', about 1/4" wide x 3/4" long. It really looks like the thing was designed to hit the splash shield and run to the floor where it drains out the hole. I don't know how much water actually makes it into the vent drain, but there isn't a spot of rust anywhere on the floor below the drain.

I'm wondering if this is a '66+ item. Sentipede's '65 doesn't have the hoses either. Hmm ...
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Old 05-04-2007, 02:42 PM   #12
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I looked at both the 65 Mustang Weld and Sealant Assembly Manual and the Ford Car Parts manual and there is no reference to the drain or the hose. It's is possible that this was a running change and because most non pressurized hoses used were a cut from bulk item, the was no attempt to provide a service number. Because the hole and drain fitting are part of any replacement sheet metal part or assembly, it would not be referenced. It's there, it's looks like a good idea and if it was not present, I would consider adding the feature. Unless you are like me, I don't drive my Fastbacks in the rain - it does rain in California, like right now.
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:14 PM   #13
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You're right - I counldn't find a reference number either. My shop guys tell me that they have seen many fastbacks with major rust in this area - primarily due to no drainage.
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:58 PM   #14
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Rain in CA ... ba ha ha, we've barely had 3" down here in L.A. I feel like a raisin. It rains so infrequently here,it'llrarely see water. I'll take a picture tonight to show the drain holes in my '65 to see if they're like yours. As is, I'd have to take a hole saw to that area to connect a hose to it. I may just do that, though probably with an adaptor so the hole doesn't get too big.
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:12 PM   #15
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Their's manditory water rationing in Santa Cruz, can't water your lawn - wash your car,and most of the SF Bay counties are requesting a 10 percent cut back. It seems that Texas is getting all the water.
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:16 PM   #16
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We are about 10 inches over the normal rainfall here in central Texas. Everything is as green as poison.
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:25 PM   #17
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Were about 2/3rds normal but there's enough run off from the Sierras to fill up most reservoirs so we ain't in trouble yet. It's going to be a long hot dry summer (margaritas, aah) thanks to Algore (and the increased output from the sun)
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We are as dry as a popcorn fart and burning down. Two large fires within 25 miles of here...and no rain in site.

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We are as dry as a popcorn fart and burning down. Two large fires within 25 miles of here...and no rain in site.

Pray for rain.
When it gets dry in Florida, something's wrong. Tell ya what though. I stood in line at Epcot center several years ago, and I thought that Florida sun was going to boil my brains. Dayum it's hot in Florida. [:@]
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