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I am finishing up my street/strip 94 camaro and I'm wondering what I should use for a transmission cooler. It will see mostly track but I still want it to be able to be street-driven if push comes to shove and I know the tranny will get hot (especially on the brake). What do you recommend Hutch? It's a th400 with a 10" neal chance 'pro-mod' converter if that helps.

It's a turbo car so I know it builds a lot of heat on the t-brake so I would rather get an overly large one (w/ fans and whatever) than burn up a transmission so any thoughts or ideas would be very much appreciated.

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You need a liquid/liquid trans cooler for racing. If you try to use an air/liquid cooler you may find it works for you but after your first burndown I think you will want to get the ice contained liquid/liquid cooler system.

Talk to you soon ,Hutch
 

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Where can I get something like that? I don't mind doing things right I just gotta know what right is first though.

Oh and thanks for the quick reply...I just can't wait to get this thing on the road but I don't want to miss anything important either.
 

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Well you can make one or buy one. They consist of a 9X11X1" plate trans oil cooler contained in a box , either in a stand alone configuration which would be filled with ice every pass or with fittings to connect to the intercooler ice water supply from the water tank usually in the trunk.
If your stuck and need one ,let me know as I will be making more coolers shortly. I only make the intercooler water type so far.

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Hutch said:
Well you can make one or buy one. They consist of a 9X11X1" plate trans oil cooler contained in a box , either in a stand alone configuration which would be filled with ice every pass or with fittings to connect to the intercooler ice water supply from the water tank usually in the trunk.
If your stuck and need one ,let me know as I will be making more coolers shortly. I only make the intercooler water type so far.

Take care ,Hutch
That will work...I need it as soon as you can make it.

I have the water tank in the trunk for the intercooler stuff so that should be perfect. Do you recommend just running a Y off the intercooler water feed line and just having that cycle through the tranny cooler or would it be okay to just put it on the return from the intercoolers (not sure if the water will be very warm since it's being fed through the intercoolers so quickly via the big meziere pump I have for it). That way, I won't need to worry about putting any more fittings in the water tank since it's been anodized and is very pretty. :D
 

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Return water from the intercooler is fine. The trans oil bungs are 1/2" npt and the water bungs are 1" npt. If thats ok I will let you know when they are finished.

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I'd prefer -6 for tranny and -10 or -12 for the water but I can easily adapt those over so if that's easiest for you go for it. What kinda cheddar are we talking? PM me if you want.
 

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The cooler is made with female bungs, you can install whatever AN fitting you want. This just allows for no restrictions and the possibility of a #16an water fitting .

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Mint! Let me know.
 

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Jim Monson said:
Hutch said:
Return water from the intercooler is fine.
That's how mine is plummed.
Good stuff...can't wait to get my hands on that piece so I can fire this bitch up soon.
 

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LTLHOMER said:
Jim Monson said:
Hutch said:
Return water from the intercooler is fine.
That's how mine is plummed.
Good stuff...can't wait to get my hands on that piece so I can fire this bitch up soon.
Hutch I'm going to the OSCA race this weekend and I believe London is on the way so maybe I can stop by and grab the cooler if you're done by then. Probably bringing the car up to my buddy's shop in Toronto to finish the car up the following weekend which is why I'm in a sorta rush. If that's too soon, no worries we'll just have to make something work until your stuff is done.
 

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Thanks man that's all I can ask...I pm'd you my cell # in case you get one done and need some cc numbers.
 

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Any updates? Are you for sure doing 1 inch npt and 1/2 inch npt cuz I'll go ahead and tack those onto my next summit purchase so I will have them ready to rock as well as all the lines and fittings I need.

Thanks Hutch not trying to bug you just anxious.
 

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Im just waiting for the welder to finish the boxes and pressure testing. The weld bungs I made are 1" npt for the water and 1/2" npt for the trans oil. I would wait until you see the layout of the box as you may want 90's or 45's instead of straights.
I hope to see finished parts soon ,I'll bug him tomorrow and see what I can find out.

Take care ,Hutch
 

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Hutch said:
Im just waiting for the welder to finish the boxes and pressure testing. The weld bungs I made are 1" npt for the water and 1/2" npt for the trans oil. I would wait until you see the layout of the box as you may want 90's or 45's instead of straights.
I hope to see finished parts soon ,I'll bug him tomorrow and see what I can find out.

Take care ,Hutch
What are we looking at for $?
 

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I tried pming you but it is sitting in the 'outbox' and won't go to send. Not sure if that's some kinda new thing or whatever but in the past it has just sent and goes to the 'sentbox.'

Anyways...was just wondering if you got those coolers finished. Looking to get one sometime soon. I dynoed my car with the regular type tube/fin with a fan but for racing I'm sure I'll need the w2a type.

[email protected] is my email.

Thanks Hutch,
Sean
 
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