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just a little Cherokee flex.. we just got done fixing and setting up this one, belongs to my buddy.

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I need to get my YJ to flex like that. Maybe coilovers for the next project. Thanks for getting that package out bro. Yiur oics make me jealous. I can wait to get this beast on the road topless

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What cool little thing did you make? Better patent that *****!
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I stopped by for a few minutes to hook up the radiator hoses. I just cut down the stock Chevy hoses and they fit like a glove. This is the hose for the steam port right?

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I stopped by for a few minutes to hook up the radiator hoses. I just cut down the stock Chevy hoses and they fit like a glove. This is the hose for the steam port right?

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I can't see clearly, but if it's the hose that goes to both heads - yes that's the steam port.
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yes it is. From the radiator it goes right under the throttle body then down to hard tubing that splits to each head. I asked my GM guy and he told me not to worry about hooking it up? Maybe he was just in a bad mood... I just picked up some new heater hose so my cooling system is about wrapped up.
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No, you defiantly want to hook that up. Air can get trapped in the heads and overheat and warp them if you don't.
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Ill definitely hook it up. When I got my radiator I called Superior to check on fitting sizes and they did verify that is the fitting for the steam port.
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Turns out my supply line is 5/16. Nobody in town carries hard fuel line so I got some coming. I dont care for the way my trans lines turned out. I reused the stock lines then ran rubber after that. The stock lines have too many strange bends in them for my taste. Any pics of how you guys ran them? How did you keep them up off the steering and down away from the pulleys and fan?
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glad to see it moving along... closer everyday...

my conversion radiator had the trans cooler ports on the bottom. I ended up using race fittings on my stuff because that's what we have a bunch of laying around. with your radiator, I'd swap any straight barbed fittings you have installed for ones with 90* barbs so the lines would point over to the sides etc, simple and cheap change, big benefits.

yeah those stock lines are designed to hug the trans and block up to the front, then switch to rubber to allow for flex... if you don't run them along the motor, they are almost useless otherwise. i did the same thing on the patriot hemi. ran the stock trans hard lines along the motor then cut the rubber lines, mated them to race fittings and aeroquip line [had it on the shelf] and then connected to the radiator.

the other night I designed a complete fuel system and transmission line system. i plan on collecting all the parts and getting the systems fine tuned on the tailcrusher 5.3 project here in the next little while. i found a potential new shop, going to look at it on Wednesday. the agent sounded ready to deal on the phone. fingers crossed that this is the one for me so i can get to it!!!

check out this sexy little thing... got my gauges in today and the cluster set up.

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Turns out my supply line is 5/16. Nobody in town carries hard fuel line so I got some coming. I dont care for the way my trans lines turned out. I reused the stock lines then ran rubber after that. The stock lines have too many strange bends in them for my taste. Any pics of how you guys ran them? How did you keep them up off the steering and down away from the pulleys and fan?
I thought it was 5/16. I used my 5/16 line as a return line and ran -6 push-lok line with AN fittings for the feed. For my trans, I used NPT to AN adapters and ran -6 push-lok to and from the trans. They make -6 to whatever the 4L60E has.
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glad to see it moving along... closer everyday...

my conversion radiator had the trans cooler ports on the bottom. I ended up using race fittings on my stuff because that's what we have a bunch of laying around. with your radiator, I'd swap any straight barbed fittings you have installed for ones with 90* barbs so the lines would point over to the sides etc, simple and cheap change, big benefits.

yeah those stock lines are designed to hug the trans and block up to the front, then switch to rubber to allow for flex... if you don't run them along the motor, they are almost useless otherwise. i did the same thing on the patriot hemi. ran the stock trans hard lines along the motor then cut the rubber lines, mated them to race fittings and aeroquip line [had it on the shelf] and then connected to the radiator.

the other night I designed a complete fuel system and transmission line system. i plan on collecting all the parts and getting the systems fine tuned on the tailcrusher 5.3 project here in the next little while. i found a potential new shop, going to look at it on Wednesday. the agent sounded ready to deal on the phone. fingers crossed that this is the one for me so i can get to it!!!

check out this sexy little thing... got my gauges in today and the cluster set up.
Gauges look good man! Maybe I should have planned on some new gauges so I don't have to look at my bouncy YJ ones anymore That's a good idea, I'm gonna go try to find some fittings with a 90 in them. Is it normal to have the fittings tighten up pretty quick? I got exactly what Superior told me to, 1/4 npt, and they would thread in a little by hand but tighten up pretty quick once I got my wrench on there. Could it be a brass on aluminum thing?
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Gauges look good man! Maybe I should have planned on some new gauges so I don't have to look at my bouncy YJ ones anymore That's a good idea, I'm gonna go try to find some fittings with a 90 in them. Is it normal to have the fittings tighten up pretty quick? I got exactly what Superior told me to, 1/4 npt, and they would thread in a little by hand but tighten up pretty quick once I got my wrench on there. Could it be a brass on aluminum thing?
NTP is a tapered fitting, so yes it will tighten up pretty quick. You need thread sealant of some sort on those threads though.
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Thanks for the info Clint. Would some good ol Teflon tape do? My supply and return are 5/16 so i'm planning on leaving the return line as is and just flaring and using FI hose to connect it to the Chevy return line. Since I have the stock chevy lines to the transfer case I was just planning on running 3/8 up to that area.

Since I live in a rural area and I hate waiting on fittings etc to be shipped I would like to use as much of the stock stuff as possible. I'm thinking about cutting the stock trans lines back pretty close to the fittings and flaring them and using rubber hose all the way up to the radiator. How did you mount/route your hoses? zipties to the frame?
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I couldn't find any fittings with a built in 90 like Panda suggested so I just grabbed some 90 adapter guys. It puts the hoses in a better position I think. I still need to trim and re-route them.
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Hey Clint, I know you said that you ran your trans hoses to the radiator first, but what fittings for the direction of flow? To me it makes sense to run the pressure line to the top fitting then let gravity do its thing. Also any reason you didn't run it to the B&M cooler first? I know that liquid cools better than air, but wouldnt it be better on those hot summer days to have the trans fluid a little cooler before it got to the radiator? maybe I'm just splitting hairs...
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