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Old 03-06-2002, 04:12 PM
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Question Tranny line and rear cross member question.

Hey everyone,

I'm trying to get the rear crossmember back on my '66 Chrysler 300 but for some reason the driver-side bolts will match up, but the passenger side ones seem to be over about an 8th of an inch. Does anyoen have any ideas of what I can do?

Also I broke a tranny line and some guys said that you could use aluminum or fuel line piping. Does anyone know how I wold make a tranny line out of this stuff??

Any help would be awesome. Thanks in advance...

Beau

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first thing I would try on the tranny cross member is line up the holes that you can, put the bolt in it, but not tight, then take a punch or some similar sharp pointed object and put thru the hole in the other side to pull it in line. If this is a frame to cross member line up problem, and especially if there are two or more bolt holes on each side, you should be able to make this work. Pull the holes in line until you get the bolts started, then remove the punch and put in the other bolt. If there is only one hole on a frame to cross member line up, you can still use the punch to do it, just pull it past the line up point so when you remove the punch, the holes will stay lined up or close enough to put in a bolt. If it is a problem with a hole not lining up on a transmission mount that is already bolted to the tranny, you may have to jack the transmission up off the mount to get clearance so you can file the hole open enough for the bolt to line up in the mount. As far as the tranny lines, I am not sure about the Chrysler trans, but on the GM trans that I have messed with, you can buy lines in various lengths at your local parts store, in steel, 3/8" dia already with a flared end fitting on them. The transmission should have an inverted flare fitting in the trans that these lines will connect to(again, speaking of a GM tranny, not sure about Chrysler) the lines will have fittings on both ends, you can cut one end off and connect with rubber hose, or get the proper fittings and connect to your existing line. You can run the line all the way to a cooler or radiator if you have benders and flaring tools available. Hope this helps answer your question. PACO
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the punch Idea is a good one, a screwdriver also works well, esp. if you got a really long one that can fit in the hole, then just pry the crossmember over and put a bolt through a open hole. (depending one how it mounts) you could just use a drill and make the hole a bit bigger so a bolt just slips through. But be carefull that you don't do something that will weaken the crossmember too much. But hay I took a big hunk out of mine to get an exhaust pipe to fit.

for the trany line. If it is just a break in more straight peace. then you could just get some high pressure hose(should sell it at any parts store) and some hose clamps and slip the hose over the break and clamp it down. If it is buy a flare fitting, then you will might have to get a small peace of tubing with a flare end like the one that broke, and then just cut the tubing back a bit and use the hose patch Idea again to connect the two.
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Cool, thanks for all the info, It'll help alot. Hopefully I'll have this tranny job done this weekend. Again, thanks.

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