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Can I use braided lines instead of rigid tubing for my trans? I've got a '70 454 with a TH400 and I'm installing a trans cooler. It's easier to run braided lines but i don't think they will be strong enough.

Has anyone done this?
 

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you can even use rubber hose, just make sure it's capable of holding hydrolic pressure. and just clamp it to the fittings. seen it done many times, only way i'd do it, those hard lines are a pain to deal with.

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Weatherhead makes a hose capable of withstanding the pressure of a transmission line. You could also use aeroquip pushlock hose, and corresponding fittings.

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If U do go with the braided lines make sure they have a teflon liner!! I have a ATI Torq. converter ($600++) and in the directions they said "DO NOT USED BRAIDED TRANS COOLER LINES W/O A TEFLON LINER" (or somthing to that afffect) in CAPS and underlined it......I got mine lines from earls, they were harder to get the ends on and were very $$$ but I have not had any problems with them leaking...(been done for about 1year)
 

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I don’t see how trany fluid would effect the rubber. My trany cooler came with rubber lines to hook it up. Most auto parts stores have rubber hose specifically for transmission line repair. I have had the braded for about 4 years.
 

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JoenAnne;

If you go to the "technical reference" section of this site, you can see how I did the plumbing for my car. It takes a fair amount of time to download due to the pictures.



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