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Thermostat housing

Post by smoken340 on Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:20 pm

I need a thermostat housing for my 72 Duster 340. Can't seem to get the one on the car to seal properly.

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Re: Thermostat housing

Post by JGL on Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:16 pm

Did you try to sand the one you already have. Just lay a sheet of sandpaper on a flat floor(like 120 grit then 300 and maybe a third one...like 5-600). When sanded flat you can even prime or paint it as long as there are no runs or even re-sand and then when you put it back together make sure you use a good gasket and maybe even a light coat of RTV.
If you are determined on getting another one, I think those are the bigger opening ones like the old style Mopars like the 1968 small blocks.

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Post by JGL on Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:21 pm

Good luck with witch ever way you decide to go.
the darn thing is that if you get another one, scrap yards are almost the only place you'll find something and you'll usually finish by having to sand it flat too.

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Re: Thermostat housing

Post by smoken340 on Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:46 pm

The previous owner put a chrome one on the aluminum intake. I don't care to much for the chrome, so If I can find a used factory one then that's the way that I'll go. Probably going to wind up buying one off of ebay.

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Re: Thermostat housing

Post by Coyote Jack on Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:59 am

I think I have one here Dan. I will have a look today.

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Re: Thermostat housing

Post by smoken340 on Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:03 am

Thanks,Jack.

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Re: Thermostat housing

Post by JGL on Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:01 am

Coyote Jack wrote:I think I have one here Dan. I will have a look today.

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Post by Gazoo on Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:10 am

I might have one here also, a bit closer to home. I'll have a look this afternoon.

The one thing about the chrome aftermarket housing, it has a much thicker flange than the OEM housing, usually seals better.

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Post by Gazoo on Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:39 pm

Found a housing, it's off a '68 340, it'll require a clean up and paint.
It should be the same for a '72 340, I believe, part no. 2780 970.
It is pitted under the hose area, but not deep enough to seep.

Now, how do I get it to you?

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Post by smoken340 on Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:44 pm

Yea, that is a problem, but I have a better question, how do I pay you for it. lol.
You are out near New Hamburg, right ?

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Post by Gazoo on Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:49 pm

Arm and a leg is the going price, but free is my price. Yes, I'm 5 miles from New Hamburg.
I can't imagine that mailing it would be more then $5.

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Post by smoken340 on Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:54 pm

If you want to drop it in the mail, that would be great. If you have pay pal I can give you the postage that way or I can send you a Postal,MO.

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Post by Gazoo on Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:47 pm

Shoot me your mailing address, I'll try to get it out Monday.

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Re: Thermostat housing

Post by smoken340 on Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:18 pm

Sent you a PM. with my mailing information. Thanks for your help.


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Re: Thermostat housing

Post by Coyote Jack on Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:32 am

If the one Giles sends you doesn't work out, get in touch with me. I found one in my garage.

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Re: Thermostat housing

Post by smoken340 on Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:01 am

Hey Jack, Thanks very much.

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Re: Thermostat housing

Post by JGL on Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:59 am

Coyote Jack wrote:If the one Giles sends you doesn't work out, get in touch with me. I found one in my garage.

Jack

You still get up as early as before, don`t you? At least I get to sleep at night now rather than work.

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Post by Gazoo on Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:52 pm

smoken340 wrote:Sent you a PM. with my mailing information. Thanks for your help.


Got it, should be on it's way tomorrow morning, you might luck out and get it this week. Don't know which day the post office is getting off.

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Re: Thermostat housing

Post by Gazoo on Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:54 pm

Bubble wrapped and on it's way, left this morning.

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Re: Thermostat housing

Post by smoken340 on Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:41 am

Gazoo wrote:Bubble wrapped and on it's way, left this morning.

Thanks, I'll let you know when it arrives.

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Post by smoken340 on Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:30 am

Wow, that was fast. I received the housing this morning.
Thanks Gilles.

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Post by Gazoo on Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:44 pm

smoken340 wrote:Wow, that was fast. I received the housing this morning.
Thanks Gilles.

No doubt, that was fast, considering it went regular post.
Glad to help Dan.

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