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Steel line size

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At the beginning of the year i had my old transmission cooling lines replaced with new ones and my transmission shop charged me around 80 bucks. Somehow i feel they dropped the ball and damaged one of the lines when bending it. Today while i was under the car tightening one of the header's collector bolts i bent it to move it out of the way but it wasn't a forceful bend i went easy on it and thing cracked. when i drove the car out of the garage i was stunned at what i saw all over the floor. The new replacements are most likely PVF steel coated lines but i'm not sure of the size. Are these supposed to be 5/16" or 3/8"? i'll do the job myself this time.. thanks




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1965 Mustang Resto-Modded with a classic charm
347 ci stroker 10:1 CR ( street warrior engine with a very mild custom ROLLER cam for torque) Weiand Stealth intake ported to AFR 185 cc ,CompCams GOLD 1.6 Roller rockers ,Wiseco ProSreet Forged Pistons,Manton custom pushrods, Hedman ceramic shorties
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Rear End 3.80 gears, Monkey Grip Trac Lock posi unit
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The ones on my "66 (same color and top as yours) are .325" OD. Don't know what the ID is.

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Mine aren't quite 0.325 but close. That probably says they were meant to be 5/16 OD? A ready-made set is only $45 at VCM. Never having bought a set I can't say how authentically original they might be.
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How much of a gambler are you? Since the shop apparently made up your previous set, buying an OEM set is probably your best bet. They may have to have a slight modification in bends but these are usually made to match the original ones, or at least as close as possible. Of course, this isn't gospel if there has been any modifications/repairs (new radiator, etc.).
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Thanks gents! I did a quick patch up job to stop the fluid from coming out. I had to refill the 2 quarts i lost the line is in fact 5/16th. I ordered a roll of 25' on Ebay for less than 20 bucks and since i'll be using the same fittings, all i have to do now is bend and double flare both ends.




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1965 Mustang Resto-Modded with a classic charm
347 ci stroker 10:1 CR ( street warrior engine with a very mild custom ROLLER cam for torque) Weiand Stealth intake ported to AFR 185 cc ,CompCams GOLD 1.6 Roller rockers ,Wiseco ProSreet Forged Pistons,Manton custom pushrods, Hedman ceramic shorties
AOD stage 1( good up to 450 HP)
Rear End 3.80 gears, Monkey Grip Trac Lock posi unit
Tires 15" all around 225's in the back
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