Transmission Cooler Plumbing Fittings

Discussion in 'High Performance Modifications' started by reinhardt79, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. reinhardt79

    reinhardt79 Veteran Member

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    I would like to plumb a diverter valve into the inlet line of the external cooler. Flow through the stock cooler then the external in the summer. Flow through the stock cooler only in the winter. I am having trouble finding a three way valve and a tee. Found them in brass, but would like something that will match in with the rest of my fittings.
     
  2. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

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    Check Napa ,A pluming store and ore Hardware store.
     
  3. mrdragster1970

    mrdragster1970 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I know they make red & blue AN 1/4 turns and stainless steel 1/4 turns. Not sure which brand.
    Are you using hard line or -6 AN.

    That's a very smart idea, I did a similar deal on my neighbors bulldozer.

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  4. reinhardt79

    reinhardt79 Veteran Member

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    A combination of both. Hard line from trans to front of engine, then -6 to coolers.
     
  5. mrdragster1970

    mrdragster1970 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Might be easier to just swap the lines, and make a jumper??
    The AN stuff is easy to do quickly without making too big of a mess??
    I would swap the top hose, and skip the valve.

    Good luck which ever direction you go.

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  6. reinhardt79

    reinhardt79 Veteran Member

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    Well, I have to come clean. This isn't for my 79 Camaro, it's for my jeep. I installed the external cooler for when I take the jeep wheeling. So, I'll need the external cooler on and off year round. If it were seasonally, I would definitely take your advice. But, I don't want to swap lines around every time I want to go wheeling.
     
  7. PalmbchZ28

    PalmbchZ28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    If you don't want electric .. remove the head and put a wrench on it ??
     
  8. mrdragster1970

    mrdragster1970 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    OK, I thought it was for something you wanted to look nice.
    For a toy like that, just stick a 1/4 turn in there like I did the bull dozer.


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  9. 77 cruiser

    77 cruiser Veteran Member

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    Just cover the cooler in the winter. How cold does it get there?
     

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