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  • dan0
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    Ya know the two that were bad were apparently old-timers...one is a weird shape poppet-style. I'll keep it for nostalgia Heck it's all brass maybe I'll polish it up a little.
    Yup the ol boy sure gets some eyes! Thumbs up, the whole turn/grin thing. It is cool. The truck has a loyal following I tell ya, when we first showed here folks were really eyeing it up.
    Can't wait to show em' what a cool ol' 41 M15 will look like in black cherry and pearl white with 17" ORIGINAL Daytons
    Well be good ya'll
    Man I like this forum!
    dan0

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    1953 2R11... daily ride
    2001 F-350 Super Duty Lariat to haul it all..
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  • Roscomacaw
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    Cool Deal! (well, at least not the lower hose now!) Two bad thermostats in a row. Weird, but not unheard of. Frankly, as more and more of this stuff is made "offshore", it's cheaper alright - until you have to change it a couple of times to get it right. Ah - for the good ol' days..........[V]
    Lost in a flurry of foreign "jelly bean"-mobiles, my stylish old iron stands out like a sore thumb. Poor young kids in the cars around me have NO sense of pride in driving an American (all-american at that) vehicle. It's just "normal" to send their money overseas so they can scoot around in little anonymobiles made of formed foil.
    I'd like to say I'm damned proud of you for really DRIVING that Stude truck of yours. We can't even dream of turning the tide, but we can damned sure keep the faith and keep the marque alive![^]

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  • dan0
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    What a supportive bunch! Well for 2.99 + a gasket she is fixed. Stant # 3476 160 deg t-stat. OPS CK [][] Thanks for all of the support here, time for a brew!

    Stuff:
    1941 M15...retirement project
    1953 2R11... daily ride
    2001 F-350 Super Duty Lariat to haul it all..
    1989 Caprice Classic Brougham
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  • GTtim
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    DanO, two bad thermostats sounds like a rare deal. You checked the operation of the one you were using also, correct? So, is it possible you put the thing in upside down? Just wondering.
    Tim K.

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  • Transtar60
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    quote:Originally posted by N8N

    I believe that the thermostat depending on year/engine will either be for a Chevy or else a Chrysler V-8, so you can get a brand new one at your FLAPS easily.

    Not sure about the spacer, never replaced the 'stat on a Commander six. I know the Champion six had it though.

    nate

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    Nate most thermostat catalogs in some FLAPS still list Studebaker applications. I know the ones Autozoo uses do.

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  • Sonny
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    quote:Originally posted by dan0


    pulled the stat. topped off. started. I HAVE A VERY GOOOOOOD WATER PUMP![^][]
    The lower hose warmed up immediately. Let her run @ idle. Run great, warm lower hose, I left the stat out. I would appear I have 2 bad ones! Now c'mon, 2 bad ones???[}] Recall, I tested the one I had replaced earlier 2day? Well that one was in while I drove home a scant 1.5 mile. So now all you skilled t-shooters, order a stat or run w-out? [B)]I know no stat is a BAD idea,
    dan0
    Damn, somehow I missed this post completely! So it WAS the t-stat! I think you said you have to order one and that's what I'd do Dan. From many years of my own experience, it will not hurt to drive it until the thermostat gets there. I would not drive it forever without a thermostat, it's there for a reason, to slow the water down in the system long enough for the radiator to cool the water better. Two bad t-stats? Hell yeah, I don't doubt it a bit. Glad that you found the problem.

    Sonny
    http://RacingStudebakers.com

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  • N8N
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    I believe that the thermostat depending on year/engine will either be for a Chevy or else a Chrysler V-8, so you can get a brand new one at your FLAPS easily.

    Not sure about the spacer, never replaced the 'stat on a Commander six. I know the Champion six had it though.

    nate

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    64 Daytona convertible (in boxes)
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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    Couple of questions...
    On your thermostat... Do you have the riser spacer in there?
    I had an engine that had no spacer and the thermostat just flopped around in there. Had to 'build' a spacer. Made it out of a chunk of radiator hose that slipped in there. Worked great, and was free.
    You really should run a t'stat. Sometimes, without a t'stat, water can go through the engine too fast and not exchange the BTU's the way they were designed. Then it get's too hot. Also, engine's don't like cold operating temps. If you had to run without one, I would suggest gutting the core out of the bad t'stat, but saving the plate and using it as a restrictor.....
    Just an opinion.
    Jeff[8D]





    quote:Originally posted by dan0


    pulled the stat. topped off. started. I HAVE A VERY GOOOOOOD WATER PUMP![^][]
    The lower hose warmed up immediately. Let her run @ idle. Run great, warm lower hose, I left the stat out. I would appear I have 2 bad ones! Now c'mon, 2 bad ones???[}] Recall, I tested the one I had replaced earlier 2day? Well that one was in while I drove home a scant 1.5 mile. So now all you skilled t-shooters, order a stat or run w-out? [B)]I know no stat is a BAD idea,
    dan0

    Stuff:
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    1953 2R11... daily ride
    2001 F-350 Super Duty Lariat to haul it all..
    1989 Caprice Classic Brougham
    Sexy! 67' John Deere 112H
    DEEPNHOCK@worldnet.att.net
    '61 Hawk
    '37 Coupe Express
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  • Sonny
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    quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

    Sonny and I are gonna butt heads on this one. It's bad practice to run without the T-stat. Without that T-stat, the engine typically takes alot longer to get to operating temp. This theoretically causes undue wear on the moving parts and inhibits the optimum temp for proper combustion. If your engine don't warm up as quick as it should, you need a richer mixture to make it run until it DOES get warm - richer mixture = less lubrication to cylinder walls.[xx(]
    I've run engines without a T-stat in a pinch. But i don't let them go like that for long.

    Miscreant at large.
    Oh heck, no buttin' heads on this one Bob, I'd never run one very long without a t-stat, but it doesn't hurt anything for a while.

    Sonny
    http://RacingStudebakers.com

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  • dan0
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    Yes I agree. T-stat will b o/o tomorrow!
    Thanks for ya'lls comebacks!
    dan0

    Stuff:
    1941 M15...retirement project
    1953 2R11... daily ride
    2001 F-350 Super Duty Lariat to haul it all..
    1989 Caprice Classic Brougham
    Sexy! 67' John Deere 112H

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  • Roscomacaw
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    Sonny and I are gonna butt heads on this one. It's bad practice to run without the T-stat. Without that T-stat, the engine typically takes alot longer to get to operating temp. This theoretically causes undue wear on the moving parts and inhibits the optimum temp for proper combustion. If your engine don't warm up as quick as it should, you need a richer mixture to make it run until it DOES get warm - richer mixture = less lubrication to cylinder walls.[xx(]
    I've run engines without a T-stat in a pinch. But i don't let them go like that for long.

    Miscreant at large.

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  • Sonny
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    Heck yeah, nothing wrong with running it without the t-stat Dan. Go fer it!

    Sonny
    http://RacingStudebakers.com

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  • dan0
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    Got to be a baad t-stat. I mean that's it. Wht do ya think of not running with a stat? I guess I'll locate one and replace it. Too bad I have to order the thing. And wait[|)][|)][|)]
    dan0


    Stuff:
    1941 M15...retirement project
    1953 2R11... daily ride
    2001 F-350 Super Duty Lariat to haul it all..
    1989 Caprice Classic Brougham
    Sexy! 67' John Deere 112H

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  • Sonny
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    Damn, it's just not circulating. Yeah, please let us know what you find Dan, I'd like to know what it was.....

    Sonny
    http://RacingStudebakers.com

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  • dan0
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    pulled the stat. topped off. started. I HAVE A VERY GOOOOOOD WATER PUMP![^][]
    The lower hose warmed up immediately. Let her run @ idle. Run great, warm lower hose, I left the stat out. I would appear I have 2 bad ones! Now c'mon, 2 bad ones???[}] Recall, I tested the one I had replaced earlier 2day? Well that one was in while I drove home a scant 1.5 mile. So now all you skilled t-shooters, order a stat or run w-out? [B)]I know no stat is a BAD idea,
    dan0

    Stuff:
    1941 M15...retirement project
    1953 2R11... daily ride
    2001 F-350 Super Duty Lariat to haul it all..
    1989 Caprice Classic Brougham
    Sexy! 67' John Deere 112H

    Leave a comment:

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