trans cooler hose routing Q

Rapid Robert

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63 dart stock car buildup 360/904. I have 2 coolers in front of the radiator. I was wondering if also using the bottom radiator cooling fittings in series would give me a significant gain as the hose routing on this addition would be a bit problematic but I would do it if a reasonable gain is there to be had. And the instructions said to use their (included) special hose but I might need more & it said fuel line is a no no. thank you for your time. RR
 

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I wouldn't use the rad cooler. If I was to do anything, I would swap the two coolers for one large one. Simpler and fewer fittings to potentially leak.
 

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..do you need an additional external cooler for racing or towing?
towing and anything looser than a factory torque converter/run mine after the radiator (return)
 

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I had radiator and a single external cooler. I bypassed the radiator one and noticed zero change to trans temps (of course, not like I'm working the trans hard behind my slant six)
 

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63 dart stock car buildup 360/904. I have 2 coolers in front of the radiator. I was wondering if also using the bottom radiator cooling fittings in series would give me a significant gain as the hose routing on this addition would be a bit problematic but I would do it if a reasonable gain is there to be had. And the instructions said to use their (included) special hose but I might need more & it said fuel line is a no no. thank you for your time. RR
My 76 w200 came with an oem auxiliary trans cooler, probably for towing pkg and/or severe use cooling pkg. Ma Mopar ran all hard lines, no rubber. Went to the rad first then to the auxiliary cooler, then back to 727B trans.
 

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[1] If the engine runs hot, good idea NOT to use the trans cooler in the rad.
[2] Trans rubber hose is a higher pressure rating than fuel hose for a carb. Carb hose might swell or burst. Better to get the correct hose. I use the blue Aeroflow hose.
I have nipples in the trans & have removed the metal lines. Just use hose all the way; easier to re-route & when working on the car.
 

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I use -6 AN Russell Pro Classic on my Duster.

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Here's how I installed the 2 coolers. I did not use the radiator lower tank. I used the hose in the kit & I think that is a gates logo there on the left end & says made in Mexico. the blue box was a NAPA item, I missed the brand but iirc it was a good brand. I did google blue aero form hose & a bunch came up. RR

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[1] If the engine runs hot, good idea NOT to use the trans cooler in the rad.
[2] Trans rubber hose is a higher pressure rating than fuel hose for a carb. Carb hose might swell or burst. Better to get the correct hose. I use the blue Aeroflow hose.
I have nipples in the trans & have removed the metal lines. Just use hose all the way; easier to re-route & when working on the car.
Hmmm, those metal lines can be a pain in the *** to "Play" around.
 
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