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Old 10-22-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Default barb to an adapter ?

I have a spec c oil cooler which has barb inlet and outlet. I came across to this pic on google and wondering what kind of fitting was used on the image.

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Old 10-23-2013, 12:18 AM   #2
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Hmmmm never have seen those before. You can always cut those off and weld an fittings right on the cooler.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:46 AM   #3
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Weld one of these maybe ?


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Old 10-23-2013, 01:39 AM   #4
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Yea exactly. Cut those factory ones of the cooler and get whatever fitting makes it easiest for running the cooler lines. If you can tig weld aluminum you're good or find someone that can.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:44 AM   #5
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Is there a way to prevent metal shavings going into the cooler while cutting and maybe drilling to make the ports bigger for An fitting.

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Old 10-23-2013, 11:28 AM   #6
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Doesn't look like the ends are welded on in the second pic. Could you just cut off the barb and use a tap & die to make threads on the cooler and screw on the adapter?
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:32 PM   #7
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you might try to cut that barb off, and use a compression fitting to AN adapter.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:07 PM   #8
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To keep the metal shavings out you could probably put an air hose w/blower attachment in one fitting while you cut the other, then switch sides
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:00 AM   #9
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Pack the ends with grease...enough to go in an inch or so then cut it off with a hack saw, not a saw-zaw or cut off wheel. You dont want to melt the grease while cutting. Then hit the ends with a torch to melt the grease out with any reaming shavings.


Those look to be brazed on ends in the 2nd pic

You will have to use what you showed in the 3rd pic since the cooler is aluminum you cant weld or braze on ends, only tig weld them on. *****major important***** If you do get ends to weld on get ones with a hex end not a round end like you showed. the hex end will allow you to put a wrench on the cooler to tighten and break loos the hoses. You can only use a pare of pliers on a round fitting so many times till its not a fitting anymore.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:17 AM   #10
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I would Say its brassed, if you look at how the fitting is discolored maybe what you would call corroded looking, that's a sign of brassing we have lots of fuel lines done at work so we don't have to use the ferrels on them. Same concept as welding though, but with steel fitting which would make those JIC not AN. Same thing but steel and I would say -6 which is 3/8" or you could I'm sure get a -8 which is 1/2" but its all up to what you want
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:32 PM   #11
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why not just use a push lock hose and leave the barbed fittings on the cooler and be done with it. No need to over think it
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:20 AM   #12
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Wow thanks for all the replies. Really helpful.

I think Tigwerks is right. I am not going to mess with the cooler to make it look cool
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