I can't really see it from here. Did you find a hole or tear in the old lower hose? If not, it may have not been the cause of the leak. It's pretty rare for coolant to run out of a leaking radiator real fast unless it was cracked in a crash.
Given the age of the car it would be much more likely a core plug corroded out. Those can leak as fast as you pour more water in. The water will be running out back further under one side of the engine, not up in front under the radiator.
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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 1:11 AM