I’ve really soured on reproduction parts. Particularly Scott Drake parts. The few I’ve purchased are crap. The function is fine but the finish and fit leaves a lot to be desired. Particularly for the price. The latest disappointment/debacle (and the last time I get that brand if I can help it) is with the radiator hoses. Rather than get plain old Gates from NAPA or Rock I opted to spring a few bucks more for labeled reproduction parts. Labeling that was fubar even before I opened the package.
Not any better as I installed them,
And still worse…
I’m sure CJ would have made it right and taken them back before I put them on but that’s besides the point. I like the vendor but they carry so much Drake it’s going to be difficult to get some things from them. At this point it’s a driver. I wanted to make it period correct appearing but those parts many times are junk. The hose in this case seems good quality, thick, stout molding but I can get the same thing from a Gates or Dayco.