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    i went to NAPA and purchased a Stant 180* thermostat. Got home and tested it before installation. It would not open even in boiling water. Took it back and noticed it was made in China. Got my money back and said I wanted one made in US and was told that no-one made them in us anymore. All from China. I said, I'll check somewhere else. I went to OReilly's and found a (Murray Plus + # 3838 ) 180* Thermostat that was made in ISRAEL. I was exstatic. Bought it and home tested it. It tested perfectly as it was fully open at 180*. The thing is that The China junk cost me $12.71 and the quality one cost me under $6.00. I do get a better discount at OReillys although I have no quarrel with NAPA. Perhaps one of the parts stores made a mistake in the charge.

    I just thought that it might be a good thing to post if anyone has a tough time locating a US made one.
    Last edited by sphanna; 10-12-2017, 11:32 PM.

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    It's really sad how little is made here anymore.
    I just bought 3 Goodyear bicycle inner tubes on ebay, but they are also made in China.

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      The major reason is greed for Americans to take their manufacturing over to China or lower labor cost Country. However folks, as you are aware automation will like replace most human hand touched manufactured goods and that tends to give lower labor cost counties little advantaged. American SpaceX, for example is the worlds largest manufacturer of liquid Rocket engines.. and made in California... So never fear, freedom and free thinking will always win and China does not have that.

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        Originally posted by mshmodela View Post
        The major reason is greed for Americans to take their manufacturing over to China or lower labor cost Country. However folks, as you are aware automation will like replace most human hand touched manufactured goods and that tends to give lower labor cost counties little advantaged. American SpaceX, for example is the worlds largest manufacturer of liquid Rocket engines.. and made in California... So never fear, freedom and free thinking will always win and China does not have that.
        I wholeheartedly agree with this. Things are beginning to go 'our way' again and we'll get control back over quality. Shame on corporate America for sending our jobs overseas to make a quick buck.

        When I worked at John Deere, they sourced most of their electrical components from Mexico. Early on there were some issues but they got it fixed real quick and I've got to admit there was quality parts coming out from down there, at least for us. Still not right exporting US jobs but the winds of change are a blowin' in this regard too. Got a businessman negotiating with them now, not some paid off politician.

        Lastly, saw a good ad on Fox News the other nite. Concerning $15 per hour minimum wage at McDonalds. They had a kiosk set up where you ordered your own chow and paid, then stepped up to the counter to pick up your order. Tag line was '$15/hour?? Here's your replacement.' They have had this in Belgium for quite a long time, threw me off when I first saw it, but then it turned out to be a pretty nice thing!! I liked it!

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        • #5
          Another reason some of the Asian jobs are coming back, wages are increasing over there. I've been involved in manufacturing since the mid 60's. Because of increased productivity thru automation, most good paying jobs will never be back. One man can do the job of many. As far as the kiosks getting rid of the minimum wage jobs at Micky Ds, if you think the price of a Big Mac will come down, I've got a nice bridge to sell you.

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          • #6
            Another problem I heard in the past and don't know if it holds true yet but the Chinese had a way of doing the manufacturing the way they saw fit and didn't always meet our specifications as we all know. I knew a VP of a company that had about all of their product made in China. He told me the executives from here in the USA would go over to meet with the factories and tell them changes they wanted made. The Chinese people would get up and leave the room and later make a change to the product only it was a way they wanted, not how they were asked. Frustrating. They don't recognize the international patent laws and that just really pisses me off. Sorry if I offended anybody so I'll go back to the garage and work on my Model A now...

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            • Mitch
              Mitch commented
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              keep an iPad in the garage, this way u can work on the car and post at the same time

            • Jeff/Illinois
              Jeff/Illinois commented
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              They are good for reverse engineering, copying what the world is researching and building often times that approach leads to junk.

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