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Ah ha! That evil G_Man didn't beat me to this one!

Now on the tech topic...is anyone familiar with AN fittings (for oil/fuel lines and the like)? I'm attempting to relocate the oil cooler on my VFR, and people keep telling me to use braided line with AN fittings. Where does one get these elusive beasties?

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I'm thinking of fabricating some mounts and moving it to just beneath the radiator, or alternatively, leaving it in its OEM position beneath the headlight and making longer lines. As it sits right now, it's interfering with the 929 front end I'm in the process of installing.

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AN fittings are aircraft fittings(along with MS and NAS), they are not metric and would require some work to adapt to a motorcycle. There are some look-alike fittings available from speed shop type distributors. I did put AN fittings and hoses on my drag bikes, but you have to o/s the parts and re-tap the holes to accept SAE threads. Got more questions, shoot.

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If I remember right AN fitting use a NPT (National Pipe Thread) which is a tapered thread so it is neither metric or standard. They also make different adaptors for different threads You can find them connetion, hose, tees, etc. from JEGS.com (jeg's racing) Summit racing, etc (all on line) these guys have the most in stock and usually the best pricing, stuff is expensive, well if you do something like a whole car or bike. Most speed shops only carry a small amount and usually on have like 1/2" and up. Hope this helps.

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NPT is a "SAE" or standard thread, only certain fittings have the pipe threads, you can look in a Aircraft Standard Handbook.

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AN stands for Army Navy and is a type of compression fitting commonly used in the aerospace and automotive racing industries (which is the industry that I'm in). The names you should be concerned with would be Earl's, Goodridge, or Aeroquip. They are the most popular and should be the easiest to find. Most speedshops specializing in fluid cooling, brakes, or fuel systems should stock these types of fittings. PM if you have trouble find one.


 

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Thanks for the info on the AN fittings...now I need to find or make an adaptor to fit them to the block, and a different oil cooler core.

kramrd~ no, was just in a silly mood...JoshH is on the left coast and I'm on the right.

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