TRANS COOLERS, which one?

Discussion in 'Transmission and Drivetrain Tech' started by B'cuda, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. B'cuda

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    I only use a trans cooler, bypassed the radiator. Mine needs replacing and was wondering what you guys are using and where you put yours. I'm running a 340/727/323s in a 69 cuda. Thanks in advance
     
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    Peter Bates 1973 Cuda owner for 36yrs

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    I'm using a derale on my Cuda cooling the silver sport tranny. Has the electric fan package and was only 50 bucks or so. Keeps the tranny at 190F.

    Created a bracket to hold onto the rad support on top and then one totnhe vertical support that my horns are on. Looks ok.

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      Peter Bates 1973 Cuda owner for 36yrs

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        i thought they were used in rad.to heat the fluid,not cool it,or am i thinking backwards
         
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        Peter Bates 1973 Cuda owner for 36yrs

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        Yes to heat it up during cold months. But I don't drive mine in those conditions. My rad and motor run at 190 and the tranny was hitting 210 before I knew it. So a cooler for me and I bypassed the radiator. You could still plumb to the rad first then to the cooler of you wanna.
         
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        Used a B&M Plate style. Don’t know why I don’t have a final installation picture but here’s the top of it mounted to the passenger side of the radiator. The bottom is mounted to the radiator support with nut plates and bolts.

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          Here it is

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            Man, you late-A and V8 guys have a lot of room up front!
             
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