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steering pump cooler question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chaddy, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I want to run the pump through a cooler and need to no what some of you are running and how you are running it. Pic's would be nice. Thanx in advance.
     
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    Lots of big Fords ran them back in the 70s. The cooler mounted to the pump inself.
     
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    I want to mount 1 somewhere with a fan
     
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    I made a little bracket that I welded off the bottom of the core support, and bent it 45 degrees to the back as to get it out of the way. I dont have pics, but its the lowest spot in the system as to get all the air out.
     
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    Mine is the one on the left. It is a factory tranny cooler. The big one is my new Tranny cooler:D .

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    I have replummed it with steel lines it is plumbed after the HB and steering box.

    Ira
     
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    I got mine off a caddy. I've also seen some factory coolers on some new body style Chevy trucks in the junkyard, too.

    I have hydroboost and I just plumbed it in the return line from the steering gear box. It goes from the gear box through the cooler and back to the reservoir.

    I don't know if I was worried about nothing, but I made sure the cooler was lower than the reservoir. I was worried about air getting trapped in the lines.
     
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    I used a tranny cooler my friend didnt need after his manual swap. Plumbed it on the low pressure side and mounted it infront of the radiator behind my grill.
     
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    Thanx Guys:bow: I have a tranny cooler Just sitting around that would be perfect. Also, when you extend the reservoir, How full can you keep it without spilling over?
     

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