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Driver side radiator well nuts

What size are these?

I lost mine when I sold the old radiator. Pretty sure I saw something similar in the ACE parts dept.

Also, anyone know the size of the trans cooler fittings on the radator?

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I would take and through bolt it to the rad support.
5/16 flare, 37, the same as the steel tubing lines at the parts store for brakes and fuel lines.

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I would take and through bolt it to the rad support.
5/16 flare, 37, the same as the steel tubing lines at the parts store for brakes and fuel lines.
That should be 45 degree flare. 37 degree is AN. and how do you make that degree sign, Everett?


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Re: Driver side radiator well nuts

The well nuts needed are 1/2 " diameter and uses a 1/4 " bolt. Ace hardware does have them in their specialty boxes.
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Re: Driver side radiator well nuts

You can also get the well-nuts at Lowe's. That is where I got mine and they worked great.

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That should be 45 degree flare. 37 degree is AN. and how do you make that degree sign, Everett?
You're right, 45
I would still through bolt it to the support because of the weight and the road surface. Use a locknut vice lock washer.

Hold down 'Alt' and type in zero176, release Alt.

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Does anyone else have problems with the well nuts tearing or pulling out? What did you do to resolve it?
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Re: Driver side radiator well nuts

My hose ends are 6 an female. Anyone know where to find a 5/16 flare to 6 an for the radiator? Seems to be a funky size.

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Does anyone else have problems with the well nuts tearing or pulling out? What did you do to resolve it?
I just noticed mine were pulling out the other day. In fact, I didn't even know they were well nuts before then. I put them back in may add a washer and nut for redundancy.

Why did they use these, anyway???

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You might have to use two adapters, 5/16 flare to NPT, then NPT to male AN flare.

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Why did they use these, anyway???
I believe they were used so the radiator can expand and contract without cracking a solder joint.


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I believe they were used so the radiator can expand and contract without cracking a solder joint.
Affirmative.
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Hold down 'Alt' and type in zero176, release Alt.
That didn't work for me. Hmmmmm... I gotta figure this out.

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That didn't work for me. Hmmmmm... I gotta figure this out.
Numlock on, hold ALT and type 0176 from the numberpad.
worked for me.

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Does anyone else have problems with the well nuts tearing or pulling out? What did you do to resolve it?
I have never had the well nuts tear out. Its the other way around for me because I normally destroy them to get them out. But then I try to keep it on the road.

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