Ok so I started my 454 last sunday again. My fans were not comming on so I shut it off when the 454 got up over 200deg. No biggy so I whip out the scematic and lean on the front of my rig and then POW SAWWOOOOSH the freakin lower rad hose blew it self off the water pump neck and water went all over. The first time I started the BBC that same hose leaked due to the clamp not being tight enough. When the hose is installed it has a slight kink in it right below the water pump. Basically it doesn't fit too well. How does one go about finding the right hose in a custom aplication? I know about flex hoses but would prefer a molded hose as it puts less strain/force on the lower rad inlet pipe. The flex hose is very stuff and really wants to stay straight, anyone have a flex hose cause problems? What kind of hose are you BBC owners using for the lower?