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    Cap lines or Bypass?

    While installing my hardcore intake this week I thought "why not do the T-body bypass this weekend?" After looking at the layout I had to ask myself "why bypass the T-body and keep a useless cooling line?" Why not just cap the lines at the radiator and intake?

    Your thoughts and opinions are welcome.

    Thanks.
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    Well...since you are in Arizona I would say do the TB bypass it since the temps are always warm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    Well...since you are in Arizona I would say do the TB bypass it since the temps are always warm.

    Right. I'm going to eliminate the coolant going through the T-body. There's no doubt on doing the mod. The brain teaser I'm dealing with is why connect the two lines together. Why not just cap the lines at the radiator and the line going into the T-body. The lines were obviously designed only to carry coolant through the T-body and not for any other cooling purpose.

    Think old school for a moment... What would you do if you built a small block back in the day for an older hotrod that did not have a heater core? You would not use heater hoses and you would cap off the outlet on the intake manifold and the outlet on the water pump, right?

    I'm thinking this might be same thing on a smaller scale. Follow?
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    I hear ya. I think I have seen caps on ebay to cap off the TB and radiator at one time. Can't remember right now though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    I hear ya. I think I have seen caps on ebay to cap off the TB and radiator at one time. Can't remember right now though.

    Well I appreciate that, but I have plenty of caps and/or fittings to get the job done. I was looking more for a technical reason (if there is one) why the lines should not be capped.

    Thanks again.

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    Yes you can cap those lines with no ill effects.No need to cap the TB it can't leak anything.Mine has been this way for years.

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