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    I've read that I need to add a thermostat but not which 1. Ideas ??

  • #2
    Use a 160 with 3 holes in it.

    Ck out this thread in the tech area:: inld post 68 & 68.1.. The thread also details the hole situation

    https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...at-information
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    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


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    • #3
      OK Thanks !

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      • Mitch
        Mitch commented
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        I like Tom's idea on using the PVC to hold it in place.

    • #4
      I use the Vintage Precision t-stat housing with a 180 degree t-stat. No extra holes needed.
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      • #5
        Most of the experienced Model A Gurus recommend the 160* thermostat. I am asking why. To my way of thinking the 180 would be best. For a host of reasons : Please enlighten me as I respect the wisdom here. I am running a 160 but the temp usually only gets to 140-150 or so unless a very hot day and pulling hills, etc. I will be getting a new thermostat because of the aforementioned low temperature running. My heat sensor gun confirms the temps.

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        • Mitch
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          If your only getting to 140-150 with a 160 stat it's most likely faulty.

        • CarlG
          CarlG commented
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          My engine builder says 180, so that's what I have.

      • #6
        I've used a 180 for several years and think it's a good temp.

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