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    I was finally able to get my freshly rebuilt 302 started after 6 months, and had some questions about the thermostat and operating temp. Just for reference, it is a complete stock flat tappet 2brrl running an aluminum champion radiator. Once I got the engine running and the timing adjusted...
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    Hello. When I pulled the rad hose off the thermostat housing, it was pretty rusty inside the housing so I figured it would be good to change it. It all looks simple except getting to the lower bolt that is kind of tucked behind the water pump. Do you have to remove the water pump to change the...
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    It’s been super long that my thermostat won’t stop leaking no matter what I do. I even bought a new thermostat and replaced it but still the same problem. Tried putting the sealer around the thermostat so stop to leak but even that doesn’t work. Tried both ways ... with or without gasket...
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    I have a 1965 mustang with a 302 in it. I recently had it rebuilt and bored out .030. I have a 3 row aluminum radiator that was checked out by a radiator shop and cleaned out. Mechanical 5 blade fan and shroud 180 Mr.Gasket Thermostat Autometer Electric gauge New water pump No A/C No Power...
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    I have a 351w where i have replaced the thermostat. I'm worried that i did not replace it correctly or that some parts are incorrect. Because after installation (torqued to spec). If i reach through the thermostat housing i can wiggle the thermostat a little bit. Is the thermostat supposed...
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