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65Clone

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thermostat housing
« on: January 08, 2019, 07:23:44 PM »
On the 65 Shelby did they reuse the cast iron thermostat housing on the aluminum intake or something else?? C40E????

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Re: thermostat housing
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 08:48:28 PM »
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Re: thermostat housing
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 10:07:37 PM »
Both types of t-stat housings (recessed/non-recessed) were die-cast, not iron.
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Re: thermostat housing
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 11:41:31 AM »
Both types of t-stat housings (recessed/non-recessed) were die-cast, not iron.
To add, many times after market thermostat non factory versions are cast iron.
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Re: thermostat housing
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 01:39:03 PM »
Both types of t-stat housings (recessed/non-recessed) were die-cast, not iron.

Hi all,

IIRC, the small letter COBRA intake has a recess for the thermostat.   So I would think functionally the non-recess thermostat housing would be best, even if both were used.  I would recommend the flush (non-recess) housing.

Also, if you are really serious, these things are date coded, so it will need to be dated prior to engine assembly date.

Cory
« Last Edit: January 09, 2019, 02:27:11 PM by 6s1640 »