Thanks for all the suggestions, especially the ones with links. After thinking about it a bit more a decision has been reached. Ordering a 1/2npt tap and drill bit and moving the drain location.
A few reasons why
- Already have the fittings and hose
- Finally bought the vice jaws for making AN hose building easier and I'm going use them damnit
- Easier to remove/reinstall for maintenance
- Slightly better reliability. Track reliability is very important
I have zero issues running push lock hose and fittings for an oil drain, except for the fittings being to big of course. For funsies I tried ripping the old drain off using a pair of vice grips on the hose with the fitting clamped in a vice. It did not budge. I'd have to look at order receipts to be sure, but I believe the fitting and hose are both Aeroquip. Quality, matching
, components are key to a successful push lock installation.
Sliced the old push lock hose off it's fitting so I could compare it with a forged reusable. Both are AN10 45*