To install the upper control arms, the power steering pump had to come out again and the fuel pump on the other side of the engine had to be removed as well. As long as I had taken those things off to upgrade the upper control arms, may as well add a brace between the suspension towers. These bars donâ€™t fit if you have the stock fan and shroud so it kinda goes along with the electric fan upgrade.
As I got ready to finish the power steering/hydroboost system, decided to add a cooler. Made a couple of brackets from some Home Depot angle aluminum and attached the cooler to the front crossmember through existing holes. This B&M cooler has Â½-inch NPT fittings so I adapted them to AN â€“6. Using the same braided stainless Teflon hose as in the rest of the system.
While I had the catalog open, also ordered the hose and fittings for an add-on transmission fluid cooler, mounted in front of the radiator. This TCI cooler has â€“6 female connections so it only required â€“6 couplers (one straight and one 90-degree).