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    help again on topic.
    for the sake of looks, i want to omitt the factory transmission lines.
    i have NPT to barb fittings that screw into the trans.
    i have an external trans cooler.

    i have purchased high pres transmission rubber line.
    the objective is to route the transmission lines such that they hide all the way out to the cooler.

    does anyone see any issue with using home run full length rubber transmission lines?

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    I've seen it done on "hot rods" but not on a daily driver. I mean it should work but I would prefer the metal line.
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
    '11 Focus, '12 Mustang 3.7, '17 Accord EX-L V6

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    i have a perfect set of lines,, i have the old 3.8L lines as well with some damage.

    the 3.8L lines are bent very different than 5.0L so i could scavange the old 3.8L ones , hammer them out to a shape i want then make short rubber transitions to the cooler.

    we'll see.

    what about my computer question ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity View Post
    should i get an AOD computer or use this stick shift computer on my car,, this will be an AOD car.

    help pls?

    or sell me a A9P style computer.
    I also need a mass air sensor since apparently none of my MKViii Mass air sensors will work even though they were running 24# injectors.

    we are running 24# injectors as well.


    over a couple years ago a few people here said to get a mass air EEC ho, then snag injectors and mass air sensor from a mkviii, then you would be good.
    so,, we snagged 3 sets of Mkviii injectors and mass air sensors and apparently that not the correct thing to do?
    There's a couple things here:

    First you can't use a Mark VIII MAF on an A9P/A9L without a tune. The Mark VIII MAF is not calibrated to 24lb injectors. To run 24lb injectors on a stock A9P/A9L you'll need an aftermarket calibrated MAF, like this: https://lmr.com/item/PMA-12579AE/198...Meter-For-24Lb

    Secondly the A9P and A9L are grounded differently. If you run the A9L you'll have to move some wiring to avoid burning the ground in the computer. I'm not exactly sure what wires have to be moved where (I used an A9P for my MAF conversion, which is drop in) but someone here has to have done it. The A9L will work fine with the AOD, as the computer has no idea/doesn't care what transmission is in the car.

    Edit these are for 5.0 Mustangs:
    http://forums.corral.net/forums/gene...harnesses.html
    http://forums.corral.net/forums/gene...erences-5.html

    Check with people here who have done an A9L swap with the stock 86-88 5.0 Thunderbird/Cougar harness.
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
    '11 Focus, '12 Mustang 3.7, '17 Accord EX-L V6

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    Taking the radiator out of the trans cooler circuit will only make your trans and fluid last longer. Seriously, when i switched to only an aux cooler, my trans temp dropped 75 degrees F.
    1988 Thunderbird 5.0
    GT40P, TFS-1, KB domes, 30#, MAF conversion, Explorer GT40 Upper/Lower, Smog delete, Wide Ratio AOD Mod, Unlocked Speedo, 3G Charging System Upgrade, Hi-Torque Mini Starter, 3.73 LSD, BBK 1 5/8 unequal headers, H-Pipe.

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    after a long while of picking a spot to put this trans cooler, this is what i finally came up with.
    something simple to access and replace with easy hardware as well.
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    That's a fin and tube cooler correct? If so I would run a much larger unit, especially if you're bypassing the radiator cooler.
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    That's a fin and tube cooler correct? If so I would run a much larger unit, especially if you're bypassing the radiator cooler.
    This.
    My cooler is huge, 10x15. A little less than half the size of my condenser.
    1988 Thunderbird 5.0
    GT40P, TFS-1, KB domes, 30#, MAF conversion, Explorer GT40 Upper/Lower, Smog delete, Wide Ratio AOD Mod, Unlocked Speedo, 3G Charging System Upgrade, Hi-Torque Mini Starter, 3.73 LSD, BBK 1 5/8 unequal headers, H-Pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFoeYouKnow View Post
    This.
    My cooler is huge, 10x15. A little less than half the size of my condenser.
    I've been running a slightly bigger Hayden for 8 years: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hda-1015/overview/

    I'll probably end up replacing it with a B&M stack plate cooler and bypassing the radiator cooler at some point.
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
    '11 Focus, '12 Mustang 3.7, '17 Accord EX-L V6

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    Yeah, take that shit right out of the radiator, all it does is dump heat into the trans.
    1988 Thunderbird 5.0
    GT40P, TFS-1, KB domes, 30#, MAF conversion, Explorer GT40 Upper/Lower, Smog delete, Wide Ratio AOD Mod, Unlocked Speedo, 3G Charging System Upgrade, Hi-Torque Mini Starter, 3.73 LSD, BBK 1 5/8 unequal headers, H-Pipe.

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