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« on: October 27, 2007, 06:15:38 PM »

I have a 69 with a tweeked 350.  Nothing major but the mods require a 2400 stall converter.  The Converter and trans kit comes from B&M.  They suggest a trans cooler.  Should I be running the cooler through the radiator tank and into the aux cooler or skip the radiator? Huh
Thanks for the input... Joe
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2007, 10:06:42 PM »

For my 2 cents, if you use a big enough cooler, you can skip the plumbing to the radiator--it only complicates the installation and the engine will run a tad cooler without the transmission fluid flowing through the radiator tank. I have a 3500 converter in my '68, which is very loose and creates a lot of heat. I used a heavy-duty 7-tube aftermarket RV cooler and it works fine on my car. But by all means, use an auxiliary cooler! A 2400 converter isn't that loose, but on a hot day in traffic you'll be glad you did. Heat kills an automatic transmission. Mount the cooler in front of the radiator in the airstream. Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2007, 05:21:38 AM »

Thanks for the info.  Makes sence to run a big cooler.  Joe
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2007, 10:18:45 AM »

I've been looking at the trans cooler kits and really don't care for the rubber hose and clamp connections.  Is there one that has threaded, plumbed connections?
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2007, 10:34:53 PM »

B&M, Flex-a-lite and TCI all make them. Most of them have -6AN fittings. You need to be pretty handy with a tubing bender and flaring tool, though. It's a time-consuming job to hand-fit cooler lines, but well worth it if you have the patience. Good luck!
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2007, 08:29:01 AM »

Thanks,
Looks like a trip to the speed shop.  The catalogs don't seem to have the plumbed type.  I would always worry about the rubber lines.
Joe
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2007, 10:46:10 PM »

Jeg's and Summit have them in their catalogs, Joe. And they're great folks to deal with. Have fun!
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2007, 09:26:31 AM »

I'll have to look again.  I noticed the kits with the hose and clamps only.  Maybe I should read more and look at the pictures less...
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