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Old May 10th, 2018, 09:24
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Switching to AN fitting for auto trans

Looking to go to braided SS and wondering what everybody is doing for the "quick-coupler" tube end on the radiator?
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Old May 10th, 2018, 21:31
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Re: Switching to AN fitting for auto trans

You mean this?

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Old May 10th, 2018, 21:52
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Re: Switching to AN fitting for auto trans

Try this thread: https://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1045807
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Old May 10th, 2018, 21:54
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Re: Switching to AN fitting for auto trans

For the bottom, after the quick connect is removed, you have a 3/8 inch tube sticking out, with a that ridge formed maybe half an inch or so from the end, there is enough room on the end to fit a compression fitting, again from ACE hardware. so get a compression to pipe thread, male or female to then connect to a pipe to AN adaptor
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Old May 11th, 2018, 06:54
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You mean this?

I'm not sure what that is(3/8" comp), but I'm look for a fitting for the quick disconnect to AN hose.
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Old May 11th, 2018, 06:55
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That was long but I didn't see anything that would help.
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Old May 11th, 2018, 07:51
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This...

http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...631279.2631284

a 3/8 inch compression fitting with pipe threads on other end. you may choose male or female pipe threads, one linked is male thread. The attach an AN to pipe thread adaptor to it. Check out ACE plumbing fitting section for these. Good luck
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Old May 11th, 2018, 08:02
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Re: Switching to AN fitting for auto trans

I'm not f***ing with a 800$ radiator.
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Old May 11th, 2018, 08:18
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I'm not sure what that is(3/8" comp), but I'm look for a fitting for the quick disconnect to AN hose.

Sorry -- thats a 3/8th compression by -6an

not much space down at the bottom fitting on the radiator -- this fitting allowed a painless swap over to -6an
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Old May 11th, 2018, 08:28
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Re: Switching to AN fitting for auto trans

I have found what I was looking for. I called Griffin yesterday to verify the lower fitting - it is "3/8" SAE Male Quick-dis-connect! I just got off the phone with Holley regarding all the specs. It should work perfectly!
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Old May 11th, 2018, 09:29
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Re: Switching to AN fitting for auto trans

Both of my griffens are using a 3/8 saw to An -6 adapter. Push lock hose ends on both sides.
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Old May 11th, 2018, 10:13
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For the bottom, after the quick connect is removed, you have a 3/8 inch tube sticking out, with a that ridge formed maybe half an inch or so from the end
The stock tube sticking out of the bottom the radiator take a 3/8" transmission cooler oil line just fine and the ridge prevents the fuel injection hose clamp from slipping and coming off.
Years ago, the QD started leaking out in the boonies and this was the fix I came up with at the time and have remained with for the last 15 years, with no leaks or other issues.
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Old May 11th, 2018, 11:19
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Re: Switching to AN fitting for auto trans

Considering my factory quick couplers have been on/off several times in the past 18yrs, I'll take my chance with something meant for the job and better made!
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Old May 11th, 2018, 19:37
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Considering my factory quick couplers have been on/off several times in the past 18yrs, I'll take my chance with something meant for the job and better made!
I rarely pull the radiator, so it isn't much of an inconvenience .
Once connected, I leave the flex line alone, it's easier to disconnect it upstream.
As to being 'better made', what's to judge, the fitting on the Mopar radiator was designed to have an oil line connected to it and to withstand whatever forces are normally applied to it.
All I have done is to change the hose attachment method to some thing more dependable than the QDs. It certainly isn't less dependable than the OEM QDs.
I'm retired and my budget is limited to things that add actual functionality or dependability.
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Old May 12th, 2018, 22:27
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Re: Switching to AN fitting for auto trans

I think I got everything ordered that I'll need(except o-ring's/support clamps).

(2) 14 x 1.5 adapters
(2) 60* hose ends
(2) straight hose ends
(1) 90* hose end
(1) Quick-coupler end
(1) Inverted flare adapter
20' SS hose
11" x 11" Hayden plate cooler ( I have one now but with barbed fittings )

Hopefully this will be pretty much "plug - n - play " !
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