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Hot Rods 350 Trans Cooler Lines

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Flink35, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. Flink35
    Joined: Apr 26, 2012
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    Building a '35 Chevy with 350 Engine and 350 Trans. Trying to connect Trans to cooler of Walker Radiator. NAPA just sold to me rubber 5/16 hose made by Weatherhead No. 10105. Is this hose correct for what I'm doing ? I have all the fittings needed, I now question if this is a valid use for this hose. Thanks, Flink35
     
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  2. HiHelix
    Joined: Dec 20, 2015
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    Yes. it's application is Hydraulic or air
     
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  3. Redram18
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
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    I would be concerned that the temperature rating is to low.

    Weatherhead H101 General Purpose Hose, 5/16" I. D., 50' Length

    2016-07-27 13:44:42 Hi-Line, Inc.
    Product SKU: H10105

    $218.00/ pkg of 50
    Qty: [​IMG]
    • Use with 100 'B' Series Field Attachable Fittings
    • Rated at 350 psi working pressure with a minimum burst pressure of 1,400 psi
    • Temperature range of -40°F to 212°F

    TECHNICAL SPECS
    Hose I.D.
    5/16"
    Type
    General Purpose
    Hose O.D.
    .56"
    Length
    50'
    Cover Color
    Black
    Inner Tube
    Nitrile
    Reinforcement
    1 Fiber Braid
    Outer Cover
    Neoprene
    Working Pressure PSI
    350
    Min Burst Pressure PSI
    1,400
    Temp. Range
    – 40°C to +100°C (– 40°F to +212°F)
    Recommended Fitting Types
    100 'B' Series
    Application
    Air, Diesel Fuel, Oil, and Water
    Approvals
    MSHA
     
  4. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    I'd only use it at the end by the radiator, short pieces....run 5/16" steel tube the rest of the way, buy long pieces with pre flared ends.

    And be sure to make a bead on the end of the tube before slipping the rubber hose over it, or else use a hose barb to adapt it to the inverted flare fitting.

    Running metal tube the full length is preferable.
     
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  5. Flink35
    Joined: Apr 26, 2012
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    Thanks for the info, I had planned to run metal tube all the way but I suspect that after doing all the bends that I will not quite get it right and have to resort to using the rubber hose to complete the last few inches at one end or the other.
     
  6. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    it does take some practice...but you can bend the tube by hand to finesse it to where it needs to go.
     
  7. Flink35
    Joined: Apr 26, 2012
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    Sounds like my project for today ! Thanks
     
  8. 54vicky
    Joined: Dec 13, 2011
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    I would try nicopp line as it is easy to use as far as bending .I am sure a search will result in useful info.probably under brake lines
     
  9. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Use a piece of welding rod or stiff wire like a coat hanger to bend up for a pattern to use to bend the tube with. The rod is a whole lot more forgiving if you make a mistake or two and have to straighten it out and go again.
     
  10. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    There is hardline made already bent up for several different transmission; you'd need to shorten/modify it for your purpose, or just cut off the radiator ends and use a short rubber hose connection. They also make pre-made braided lines, and they're fairly cheap on that auction site we all know and love. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  11. 1930 A
    Joined: Apr 8, 2006
    Posts: 125

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    Metal line is the best way to go. Buy 5/16 brake line that has fittings and the ends flared. You can get it in 4 or 5 foot lengths. If you don't want to cut and flare, you can bend it up and then cut out the part you don't need, use a 5/16 compression union to join the two pieces. Hope you can understand what I'm trying to explain.
     
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  12. Flink35
    Joined: Apr 26, 2012
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    Thank you all for tips and suggestions. I was determined to work at it until I got all steel lines bent and fit to my satisfaction. After creating a couple of scrap ones I finally got 2 lines done with no couplings or rubber hose. My double flares don't look like factory but I think they are pretty good. Hopefully no leaks when all is said and done.
     
  13. 54vicky
    Joined: Dec 13, 2011
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    good for you I am sure peeps appreciate the update
     

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