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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:21 am 
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Just in the process of changing the auto transmission in my Sprint from a type 18 from an 1850 to a type 17 from a Sprint. While I had an aftermarket cooler fitted previously, using rubber hoses, the Sprint unit came with steel pipes from the transmission that route through the engine bay. Trouble is I am having difficultly working out exactly what route they take and where the fixing clips are attached. Can someone please advise me?

So, do they run under the level of the fuel pump and pipework but above the oil transfer housing, where in relation to the transmission dipstick, ditto in relation to the sump oil dipstick? Above or below the throttle and kickdown cables, under the coolant hose to the water pump, but above the engine mount?

Unfortunately the transmission cooler and front pipework were destroyed in the donor car's accident so I will continue to link these pipes up to the aftermarket cooler I have. At least I am part way there.

Any advice / photos would be much appreciated

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:20 am 
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I don't have any pics to hand Geoff, but I DO have an original, low mileage, late model Sprint auto on my ramp that I can photograph!

I haven't checked carefully yet, but if it IS all original in the pipe dept, it'll be the first one i've seen in better than 30 years! The steel original pipes have a habit of corroding away, leaking and getting bodged up one way or another!

Watch this space!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:59 am 
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I've taken loads of pics, even this very original car has had a small section of the front end of one of the pipes "repaired" with a rubber bit!

I'm having to go through a bit of a faff ATM to upload pics but i'll try to get them on tonight!

Steve

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2 door '73 Toledo with Vauxhall Carlton 2.0 8v engine OWF 797M (The Carledo)
'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
Spectrum Auto Services, Servicing, Repairs, Electrical, Recomissioning, MOT prep, Trackerjack brake fitting service.
Apprentice served Triumph Specialist for 45 years and home of Maverick Triumph.PM for more info or quotes.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:40 pm 
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Here you go, starting at the back, pipes exit trans vertically then angle across bellhousing closing together as they do so

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As they cross the bell housing joint they are together and clipped to a bracket that appears connected to one of the bellhousing bolts. This is the only bracket still fitted to this car. There may have been more!

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Above the oil transfer housing, below fuel pump and then below dipstick to approximately sump joint level

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Forward together below engine mount and above subframe

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This is where it all gets a bit confusing and hard to photograph the car pictured has been "repaired" on one pipe so both the original joints to rubber pipes should be here, instead, one is back out of sight above the subframe.

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Rubber crosses from engine to body and thence separates to turn metal again and into the separate fittings on the cooler.

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Hope this helps, Steve

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
Spectrum Auto Services, Servicing, Repairs, Electrical, Recomissioning, MOT prep, Trackerjack brake fitting service.
Apprentice served Triumph Specialist for 45 years and home of Maverick Triumph.PM for more info or quotes.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:56 am 
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Brilliant, many thanks Steve, that is an enormous help. Photos are very clear. I only have the first pipes but these are in very good condition. I'll have to use an aftermarket cooler in front of the radiator and use hoses to connect the old to new. At least I now know exactly where to route the long pipes.
Appreciate your help. Will let you know how I get on.
Geoff


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