Stainless Steel braided lines, simple question

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    Can you use regular worm gear hose clamps with stainless steel braided hose?

    Anybody have good bad stories to share about doing this?

    I want to redo my tranny cooler lines, but the B&M cooler has barbed fittings.

    Just thought of another question, will any of the -AN size hose fit the 3/8" barb well enough?
     
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    u should be able to clamp it. not much preasure there
     
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    when i did mine i saw some of the bradied line being used with clamps

    but i ran mine with the flare to -6an adatpers, and used the stuff that came with the cooler.
     
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    Scott,

    hose clamps work. You can even get the ones with the fake 'anodized aluminum hose end' look :D , although they actually don't clamp very well, better to use a bigger hose clamp size.

    Some of the stacked plate coolers out there have 1/2" female NPT ports; you can get a -AN to NPT adapter...

    IIRC #6 hose should fit. I've done my tranny cooler plumbing in #6 hose and -AN fittings, including bulkheads thru the rad support.
     
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    I wish now I'd had the foresight to get the cooler with 1/2" NPT fittings. I did the engine cooler that way so it can done with stainless steel braided lines. I'll use the hose clamps for now.

    Micheal, I like the use of bulkhead connectors through the radiator support. Bet that looks nice and clean. Unlike all the rubber hoses I have poking through miscellanous holes and lying all over.
     

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