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Old 05-16-2003, 09:28 PM   #1
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Trans cooler install

Just got a B&M trans cooler, but found that it takes an NPT thread. The car has an "AN" on it. Can anyone point me to a place that can get me from the smaller 3/8 "AN" an to the 1/2 NPT threads. I don't want to use rubber hoses.

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Old 05-17-2003, 08:45 AM   #3
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Got any local outfits that make hydraulic hoses? A lot are AN, they should have fittings.

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i like your idea but i have used rubber hose for ten years and havent had a problem. one of these days im going to be sorry. i change the hose every three years. im getting there on the silver weenie. i would hate to dump that trans. lol
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Old 05-17-2003, 09:12 AM   #5
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Not that I can see.

I looked at Jegs and Summit, but see the problem lies here:

The pipe is a small trans line pipe that even if cut, there is no NPT that can go from that size pipe to the 1/2 NPT fitting on the cooler.

The other problem is that Jegs, Earl's and Summit have AN to NTP adapters, however the current connector on the pipe is a male AN and on the cooler it's an NTP female. All the adapters are all male to male that I can find. If there was a female to AN 3/8" to male NTP 1/2" that could seal securely without leaks, that would be just what the doctor ordered, but so far nada.

So, then I took a look at other coolers that are "AN" connectors and they are as small as the stock unit (which on the B-Body is exactly right behind the bumper so that it gets no "real" airflow. I'd really like not to use rubber lines.

Either of you seen a female to male such as I describe or a 8-9" deep cooler that is 11" wide with "AN" connectors?

Thanks for your responses.

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fuel line

twink,

keep what you have, go look at 3/8 fuel line at the auto store.

you should be able to come up with a section of generic fuel line with a AN fitting on one end.

you can use a coupler for that. AN to AN.

on the other end, go to a real hardware store. look in plumbing for a 1/2 npt to 3/8 compression fitting.

bend it up, cut off with a tubing cutter, and use the compression fitting for the cooler end.

bam, done!

or, you can cut all the AN stuff off and just use a compression coupling to splice it and the same 1/2 npt to 3/8 compression fitting on the cooler.

same result,

bam, done!

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Old 05-17-2003, 06:19 PM   #7
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John,

That sound like a possibility. Off to the plumbing department I go soon!


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