size of vacuum hoses 1970 Toro

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Eightballz
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size of vacuum hoses 1970 Toro

Postby Eightballz » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:20 am

hi guys,

i'm planning to completly overhaul the vacuum system on my toro (cruise control, brake booster and every other hose coming out of the intake manifold)

i got the manual with the vacuum hose routing..thats not the problem..but i cant find the sizes i need to use...like the diameter...the length is not that important...but the diameter is. so do u guys have any idea..or something like an overview?

i'm many miles away from my car..so i cant meassure myself...but i need to order them quickly.

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Re: size of vacuum hoses 1970 Toro

Postby hbarbee » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:12 am

Any auto supply, NAPA, etc. will have the correct sizes. Take a sample of each with you. There are only about 3 different sizes.
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Re: size of vacuum hoses 1970 Toro

Postby xgecko » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:04 am

I found 1/8" and 3/16" hoses mostly on my car. There are a few larger such as the brake booster, and they are standard fuel line size. 3/8" I think, but might be 5/16".

Since line is cheap, buy 25 feet of each and you will have plenty.
I have my Fuel Injected Toronado. Life is good! 8-)
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Re: size of vacuum hoses 1970 Toro

Postby Deborah J. Olivas » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:25 pm

Vacuum system of your car must be efficient because that all depends of your whole car hose power. I love to read the helpful updates about the customization of cars. Thumb up with your great australian writings review help and would like to share few problems as well with my car.

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size of vacuum hoses 1970 Toro

Postby bcroe » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:38 am

I have been buying Gates rolls on line from Amazon. My NAPA wanted to charge
me the one foot price for whole rolls, I said no thanks.

There seems to be a trend to cheat on hose materials, making them slightly
undersize. Bruce Roe

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Re: size of vacuum hoses 1970 Toro

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:10 am

Just like lumber. Half inch plywood is now 7/16". 3/4"ply is 23/32".

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Re: size of vacuum hoses 1970 Toro

Postby Willysnut1959 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:40 am

You'll need more that 25' of the 1/8" vacuum hose
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