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Is is possible to put in a pre-bended transmission line?

Can you just put the pre-bended lines in or how would you go about replacing the lines on my 94 bird? It looks impossible to prebend them and then install. Am I missing someting?

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I have always had to custom bend them with the transmission in and the exhaust off. If you can get or duplicate oem lines you can install them that way. Sounds like a good time to do a 3/8 conversion with custom bent lines.
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You mean custom bend them after you sneek them past the engine mount? That's where I think you run in to trouble if you prebend those lines. I remember having an impossible time before and just gave up on it.

Well mine are rusted pretty deep and on the way out. NH winters are salty big time. Good thing I am in Texas now. No salt, dry weather most of the year..

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A bender is a five dollar tool at harbor freight, and they aren't too tough to work.

Also pickup a flare tool.
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why not convert to braided lines and -AN fittings if your doing all that work?

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A bender is a five dollar tool at harbor freight, and they aren't too tough to work.

Also pickup a flare tool.

Actually a good 3/8 bender is not a cheap tool they will be about $35-$40, but it's important not to kink the hard 3/8 tubing. Definately going to need the flare tool as well.
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I don't have the money for -an fittings and braided line like I use to. I do have the tools in my collection. I might upgrade to a better bender though.

I have a cooler piped in after the stock cooler (B&M 24,000) with the line they supplied with the cooler. Then It heads back to the tranny.

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Plus don't forget to slide the fitting on the line BEFORE you flare it...lol.
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I never make the flares for the fittings. Use the ones that come on the line and you'll have less problems. I only bubble flare the lines before connecting rubber so the hose cannot blow off.
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Any Idea's on how to convert to -AN lines? that would help out alot.

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its really not that hard, earls and a few others make great kits and adapters.

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its really not that hard, earls and a few others make great kits and adapters.
got a part number or a link? I guess i'm searching for the wrong wording.

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got a part number or a link? I guess i'm searching for the wrong wording.

Searching won't work, give earls a call. Don't expect it to be inexpensive. I prefer to bend my own line but it is time consuming and you may ruin a couple of sticks of line. On the other hand the line is about $5 a 60inch piece and the Stainless/teflon hose is closer to that, a foot. Not to mention the fittings.
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or, run soft copper....very easy to bend, and can withstand very high pressures....


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Searching won't work, give earls a call. Don't expect it to be inexpensive. I prefer to bend my own line but it is time consuming and you may ruin a couple of sticks of line. On the other hand the line is about $5 a 60inch piece and the Stainless/teflon hose is closer to that, a foot. Not to mention the fittings.
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Nothing I've every done on this car has been "inexpensive" I know I can run the braided lines wherever I want. I tried to do the bended lines for the fuel lines and when through about $200 of crap for it all to be sitting in a bag in the garage. I'll call them at lunch.

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or, run soft copper....very easy to bend, and can withstand very high pressures....

Is that regular copper pipe, like for use in household plumbing? I thought that was a no-no due for cars due to vibration, cracking, and other issues.

I never found steel brake lines to be too difficult to bend into shape. I thought it was pretty easy with the right tool.

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Is that regular copper pipe, like for use in household plumbing? I thought that was a no-no due for cars due to vibration, cracking, and other issues.

I never found steel brake lines to be too difficult to bend into shape. I thought it was pretty easy with the right tool.
its the same stuff used for the high pressure side on A/C units. And they vibrate quite much.

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