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    scatpakman FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    I'm looking for recommendations on trans coolers. Specs are 500ci LD stroker 560hp/590#. 727 Torqeflight. 4000 stall converter, 3:91s.
     
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    Delighted with my B&M Supercooler.
     
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    Like these guys said. Use the plate type. I run running two of them instead of a single one for fitment reasons in my '68 Barracuda.

    Instead of a thermostat, I use a pair of small ball valves to bypass the coolers in the winter or when I'm just making short trips around town, so the radiator can put some heat in the fluid.
     
  5. scatpakman

    scatpakman FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    You wouldn't happen to have a couple pictures of your set-up would you?
     
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    I'm working on the car this weekend and will snap some. Do you need pics of the valve set-up or the placement of the two coolers? I'll post both.

    Regarding the lines, i used to slightly flare the ends of the cooler lines to allow the robber hose to hang onto the ends better, but I have since switched to a compression fitting style of end with a hose barb on it.

    Be sure to tighten and loosen the compression fitting end of it several times to allow it to seat onto the steel line. I suspect stainless steel lines would even require more of this process to get them to seal reliably.
     
  7. scatpakman

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    Thanks!
     
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