Getting close to firing up the engine and I want to make sure I have my heater hoses routed correctly before filling the radiator. Its a 302 and the attached pic shows how I routed the hoses. There's a clamp on the right valve cover, inboard side that I'm guessing is for the heater core inlet hose. The outlet hose from the firewall back to the water pump hooks onto a bracket on the choke housing. I've seen other mustangs with both hoses routed around the valve cover, towards the shock tower then to the firewall. Is there a reason for routing it that way? The way I have it, the inlet hose is touching the valve cover. Does the valve cover get hot enough to possibly melt the heater hose? Am I okay with the way I've routed it?
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