Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pompano Beach, FL
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Oh, I have a good idea how the cooler looks inside: death.
I tried cleaning out the lines (and cooler) and it wasn't getting good flow through it. I'm going to have dad order a manual transmission radiator for it when he stops by the body shop to drop my "spare" Ranger hood off for my brother's truck. I'm going to order a separate cooler for the transmission, probably from LMR because the kit appears to be more substantial and inclusive than others I've been looking at. This should make it easier to swap the car to manual in the future, and move this transmission to the wagon.
And for anyone wondering about parts compatibility:
I called up Late Model Restoration about their 1984-93 Mustang Automatic Transmission Cooler Lines, Transmission To Radiator, Pair, Stainless Steel (LRS-MUT1021SC) and the guy went to check with their supplier representative, who also has and automatic 4cyl Mustang, and verified that these lines DO NOT work on the A4LD. I was assuming this was the case, but it's good to have confirmation.
Other than waiting on these parts, the restoration of the car will be a little slower as we're doing a lot of remodeling inside the house so that we can move grandpa in.
2000 Ford Mustang convertible 3.8L 5-speed
2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6L 6-speed (daily)