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Replacing hard trans lines with braided lines?
« on: May 05 2011, 03:22:48 PM »
The hard lines on the GN are pretty bent up. I know I could get the straight - but it's one of the things i hate doing.

Has anyone replaced the hard lines with braided line? Can standard hose be use? Like Fuel line?  I assume heat from the headers may be an issue though.

This would be nice.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-230610/
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Re: Replacing hard trans lines with braided lines?
« Reply #1 on: May 05 2011, 05:49:40 PM »
I never used braided, I use the high pressure hydraulic hose from NAPA for trans and power steering. It's reinforced and marked hydraulic. If your gonna experiment with fuel line, low pressure line doesn't last long, I don't know about the fuel injection high pressure stuff though. It's nothing to see 200-250 psi in a trans, especially in reverse.

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Replacing hard trans lines with braided lines?
« Reply #2 on: May 06 2011, 08:47:00 PM »
Most of the guys I have seen use braided lines ran them inside the frame rail.

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« Reply #3 on: May 07 2011, 09:04:17 AM »
My lines have been replaced with braided.
Champion Irons w/T&D roller rockers, TA-61 turbo, 206/206 flat tappet cam,  57 lb/hr Siemens Injectors, 3000 stall PTC, PTE Plenum w/RJC Power Plate, 70 mm PTE Throttle Body, RJC 325 Megacooler, TurboTweak chip, Alky Control w/M1 methanol, 25 psig on the street, stock crank, rods, and block.


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Replacing hard trans lines with braided lines?
« Reply #4 on: May 07 2011, 09:10:54 AM »
Quote from: "Top Speed @ Sat May 07, 2011 8:04 am"
My lines have been replaced with braided.


Are they run in the frame rail? All AN fittings, I spose?
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Replacing hard trans lines with braided lines?
« Reply #5 on: May 07 2011, 09:13:13 AM »
No they are not run in the frame rail.  Extra length was used to keep away from hot parts.  I don't remember about the AN fittings.
Champion Irons w/T&D roller rockers, TA-61 turbo, 206/206 flat tappet cam,  57 lb/hr Siemens Injectors, 3000 stall PTC, PTE Plenum w/RJC Power Plate, 70 mm PTE Throttle Body, RJC 325 Megacooler, TurboTweak chip, Alky Control w/M1 methanol, 25 psig on the street, stock crank, rods, and block.


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Replacing hard trans lines with braided lines?
« Reply #6 on: May 07 2011, 12:42:26 PM »
Quote from: "SuperSix @ Sat May 07, 2011 7:10 am"
Quote from: "Top Speed @ Sat May 07, 2011 8:04 am"
My lines have been replaced with braided.


Are they run in the frame rail? All AN fittings, I spose?


AN fittings will be needed, just make sure the lines are rated for the trans fluid and the pressure seen by the lines.

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« Reply #7 on: May 08 2011, 12:53:26 PM »
The Summit ones I linked are rated max 1000 PSI, should be ok. :P
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Replacing hard trans lines with braided lines?
« Reply #8 on: February 08 2016, 12:35:16 AM »
Found it supersix
1987 Buick Turbo-T
PT-51
.030 over
Built trans
60 lbs inj
212/212 flat tappet
Alky single nozzle
Walbro 340
Duttneck Intercooler
3200 Vigilante Converter
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Hotchkis Drag Bar
275/60-15 MT DR


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