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Old 07-14-2003, 09:00 AM
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-AN fittings on transmission cooling lines

I'm looking into going with braided stainless lines with -AN fittings to go from my Transmission to my Tranny cooler. I don't plan on using the internal cooler in the radiator at all. Everything that I've read about using -AN fittings on Transmissions use -6 tubing. So basically I'm looking at.

2ea 1/8" NPT to -6 AN adapters
Then 2ea -6 AN straights. I'll have to look harder 45's might fit better.
Approx 10' to 15' of -6 tubing.

My tranny cooler doesn't have NPT fittings on it, just nipples so I was gonna just slide the Braided tubing over the nipples on the cooler & secure them with hose clamps.

I know all the pros to this setup, can anyone offer some cons? The cost on this whole setup will be around $80.

Also my whole fuel system is braided stainless with -AN fittings & I'm also planning on running either braided stainless or steel flex hose on my engine cooling lines too. So the braided stainless tranny lines will go with the theme well.

Last but not least, Does anyone know where to get Braided tubing anywhere cheaper than JEGS or Summit?

EDIT: To make things clear, I'm not running the radiator's tranny cooling lines, due to the fact that my old radiator's fittings are all messed up and in a couple of months when I can afford the All Aluminum Becool Radiator it's over $100 bux extra for the internal cooling lines. This car won't be seeing anything but weekend cruises & lots of Track time. The 3600 stall is the only reason I'm looking at a cooler at all.

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Old 07-14-2003, 10:05 AM
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jamnut,
I can`t help you on the prices. But thought I would throw this in.
I have been using stainless steel hard lines for a long time now,
They polish like chrome,and no maint. They are safer, and look more professionable. Real braded line is tough, but covered hoses
are not. Just my 2 cents worth. Good Luck,

Troy,
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Old 07-14-2003, 10:31 AM
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I've thought about the Stainless hard lines & believe it or not, I used to manufacture Pneumatic control panels for Offshore Production platforms, most of those panels have a couple of miles of stainless steel tubing. I'm very capable of doing the job & have the tools, so you may have changed my mind. With the stainless tubing I might be able to make a decent union between the tubing & the cooler & It will probably be cheaper also, considering that if I push this project back, I can probably "ACQUIRE" the fittings & tubing for free from work. I should have thought of that before I spent $350 on braided tubing & -AN fittings for my fuel system.


EDIT: Troy I've been using Real braided line for everything I've done so far @ $5.00 per foot for -6 tubing it better be real. My hands feel like mince meat from holding braided tubing in my hands & using a Rubber Mallet to beat the hose ends on. :surprised
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jamnut;
I wish I had a sorce like yours, my son has some parts stores so that helps a lot. I think you will like the looks of stainless on your project,It has a very sanatary look. Be carefull whene polishing it , as the buff wheel has a tendensy to grab it out of your hands,and beat the crap out of you before you can hit the switch.
(bad experence)lol.

Yeh that woven SS will eat you up, and so darn sore.

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