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Thread: Rebuilding Thermostat Housings and Replacement Flanges

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    Rebuilding Thermostat Housings and Replacement Flanges

    I've had a few inquiries about repairing leaking thermostat housings and have the time to fit in some repairs for anybody who is interested. I will machine and weld on a replacement 3/8" thick steel flange to your existing thermostat housing as well as sandblast it repaint it and send it back to you with a new gasket. If requested I can remove the pipes from the factory flange and weld them directly to a new flange. An extra cost will be involved for that as it would take more time.

    I do not have any cores on hand right now so you would have to ship me a housing to refurbish. Alternatively, if you are able to weld and machine or have access to a welder/machine metal flat I will sell you just a flange. Note: If purchasing just a flange you will need to have the surface machined flat again after you have it welded on.

    All prices are in USD

    Refurbish Housing: $135.00 + shipping

    Replacement Flange: $50.00 + shipping

    If you're interested just send me a PM.


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    I'll take 2. I have to dig through the storage unit this weekend to find some old ones to send to you, but let me know the shipping address and I'll get them sent to you. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMikeyL View Post
    I'll take 2. I have to dig through the storage unit this weekend to find some old ones to send to you, but let me know the shipping address and I'll get them sent to you. Thanks.
    Thanks,

    I just sent you my address via PM.

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    I have 2 cores available. If your interested make me an offer for them

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    I am interested. When I get my spare engine back from the Shop I will pull my housing.
    J.Miller
    1990 XR7 and 1955 F250!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bt04250 View Post
    I have 2 cores available. If your interested make me an offer for them
    Thanks for your offer. I sent you a PM about them.

    Quote Originally Posted by J dot Miller View Post
    I am interested. When I get my spare engine back from the Shop I will pull my housing.
    Cool. I hope to get some cores in the near future so I can offer an exchange/refundable core charge to speed things up a bit.

    At the moment the turnaround time on it will be around a week from the time a core arrives at my door.

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    I am sorry as I was not thinking. I started with just a block so I only have one thermostat housing and it's on the car.

    I will need to look elsewhere for a core.
    J.Miller
    1990 XR7 and 1955 F250!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J dot Miller View Post
    I am sorry as I was not thinking. I started with just a block so I only have one thermostat housing and it's on the car.

    I will need to look elsewhere for a core.
    No problem. I understand. I am working on trying to get some cores.

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    I just scored one on ebay. When I get it I will send it to you. It will look sweet on my new engine...
    J.Miller
    1990 XR7 and 1955 F250!

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    Wow, what a coincidence. Just saw the condition of my thermostat housing this morning... previous owner had gooped it up bigtime to stop the leak:
    Attachment 70236

    In the picture, you might see that there is a sizeable gap on the ear where the smaller pipe/bleed screw/temp sender goes. Do you think you would be able to accommodate that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nornocci View Post
    Wow, what a coincidence. Just saw the condition of my thermostat housing this morning... previous owner had gooped it up bigtime to stop the leak:

    In the picture, you might see that there is a sizeable gap on the ear where the smaller pipe/bleed screw/temp sender goes.
    With that, the rust on the outlet & a twisted standoff, I'd say it's time to retire that housing

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb351 View Post
    I am working on trying to get some cores.
    If you need more, I have 2 or 3 spares that would make good candidates. I assume shipping from US to CAN not that big of a deal.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by J dot Miller View Post
    I just scored one on ebay. When I get it I will send it to you. It will look sweet on my new engine...
    Sounds good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nornocci View Post
    In the picture, you might see that there is a sizeable gap on the ear where the smaller pipe/bleed screw/temp sender goes. Do you think you would be able to accommodate that?
    No problem, I can fix the flange but I would be wondering about the condition of the rest of it once the rust and paint is stripped off. There could be some pin holes or heavy pitting due to the rust. It's in rough shape with the rust and twisted pipe and such but I think I can probably save it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMT View Post
    If you need more, I have 2 or 3 spares that would make good candidates. I assume shipping from US to CAN not that big of a deal.

    Ken
    Thanks Ken. I will send you a PM.

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    Made up a batch of flanges this week. Thanks to some great people on here I have some cores on the way too so I will be able to do an exchange/refundable core charge thing to speed things up a bit very soon.



    I also started development on an adapter that will work with the cheap aftermarket thermostat housings that currently don't work with SC's. It would be nice to have another option than just the old housings. I should have a CAD model done by the end of the weekend.

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