Thermostat Housing ??

Thermostat Housing ??

Postby Bertscova [OP] » August 20th 2009, 6:19am

any one now where i can get a water neck like this ( http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PLR-9556/?image=large ) with a npt port on it i need it to be 3/8-18 but can use an adapter for the 1/2-18. I have searched high and low for something like this. I'm thinkin im just goin to buy this one and have a 3/8-18 port welded into it.
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Re: Thermostat Housing ??

Postby evil_motors » August 20th 2009, 3:09pm

yeah i think you may have to go that route.
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Re: Thermostat Housing ??

Postby astro355 » August 21st 2009, 2:42am

Out of curiousity, why do you want a 3/8-18 port on the water neck?
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Re: Thermostat Housing ??

Postby evil_motors » August 21st 2009, 3:49am

my guess.. aftermarket gauge
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Re: Thermostat Housing ??

Postby Mr_Bowtie » August 21st 2009, 3:58am

Wouldn't you want an aftermarket gauge tap'd into the intake or head for better readings? :think:
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Re: Thermostat Housing ??

Postby evil_motors » August 21st 2009, 4:07am

well i know alot of people who do it this way because it is way easier. plus it is close enough to the temp of the engine. i also know people who monitor the hot side and cold side.. so no tellin what the OP wants
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Re: Thermostat Housing ??

Postby astro355 » August 21st 2009, 6:05pm

Mr_Bowtie wrote:Wouldn't you want an aftermarket gauge tap'd into the intake or head for better readings? :think:


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Personally, I wouldn't call the back of the thermostat the cold side, its more like the delayed side. Another thought is that there will be a plug on one of the heads that can be removed and a sensor installed there.
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