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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 01, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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In process of changing out four speed to auto and would like to retain my four core but it does not have AT provisions. Would a big trans cooler and maybe a derale or deep pan be enough to keep her cool? No a/c. Thanx

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 01, 02:26 AM
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I tried that once with a power glide, worked great untill I hit a traffic jam in July, Then I was the cause of another major traffic jam when the darn thing wouldn't move any more, The fluid was black as black could be!!!!!!!
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I run my power glide through its own cooler. It is not connected to the radiator. My trick was not to mount it near the radiator and put its own fan on it. I also put an inline filter on the transmission. It uses a standard Ford oil filter, plus it gets an extra quart of fluid in the system.

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These guys make some coolers big enough to run by themselves. I've always heard the important thing is to keep air moving across the cooler all the time (even at idle). http://www.perma-cool.com/

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 01, 09:25 AM
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You could probably swap the end tank on your radiator to add the cooler. The radiator shop might even be able to solder it into your present tank.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 01, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanx guys. I'll look at each option and see
what is cheapest and most reliable. Certainly do not want black (or even maroon) fluid. I'll post my results. Thanx again, most appreciated.

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