[GFS] thermostat housing
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[GFS] thermostat housing



Golden Fin Society - http://clubs.hemmings.com/goldenfin/

Autolite 86 is good.

I've been repairing my water outlets by MIG-welding on sections of 
1-3/4 exhaust pipe 45-elbow to replace the rusted section.  Works 
good.

I use Type-F ATF in all my Powerflites and Torqueflites.

Richard Main



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>
>
>
>Hello Jack,
>
>Just so happen I was searching the my files for the spark plug
information.
>2/11/98 John Teske advised me that Mitchell Motors had the original
4S-250 for
>$4.95 each.  At that time he had 30 left.  He also has the Mopar
equivalent
>P-35R for $2.00 each.  John states that he will be using Autolite 86 for
his
>rebuilt engine for starters.
>
>Marc at Atlas Obsolete never got around to having someone make the
thermostat
>housing.  What I have found is that the housing on our 303s are the 
>same as the
>354 HEMI.  Common only to 1956 vehicles.  I found mine at a shop that
rebuilds
>HEMI engines. They place modern equipment (alternator, water pump, 
>etc..) on an
>old engine.  We looked through about ten engines before I found one 
>that wasn't
>chewed/eaten away up on the end.  You can use the later 1957 318 
>housing but the
>hose information that John gave earlier will not apply since the opening
on
>these housings are only 1 1/2 inch instead of  1 3/4 inch.  You will be
forced
>to find a hose that has these dimensions.  By clamping the hose 
>further down on
>the neck of the housing, you run the risk of having the hose (with a 
>little back
>pressure) pop off if it doesn't have that "ridge" around the top.
>
>Transmission fluid, as far as I know, anything except type "F".  Most
likely
>DEXRON.
>
>Hints for dropping the engine in:  Once the engine is off of the engine
stand,
>bolt the torque converter (8 nuts), and bell housing (about 10 bolts) to
the
>engine.  Once the engine is in all you have left is the four bolts 
>that hold the
>transmission to the bell housing.  This is a lot easier that trying to
tighten
>and align 18 nuts and bolts while laying on your back under the car.   If
the
>front clip is still off, go for the "gusto" and bolt the transmission to
the
>bell housing and drop everything at once.
>
>ED
>
>
>---------------------- Forwarded by Ed Dea/LONG721/CompUSA on 02/24/2000
06:28
>AM ---------------------------
>
>
>"William Lewis" <reatawhippets@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on 02/23/2000 04:59:38
PM
>
>To:   "GFS" <GoldenFin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>cc:    (bcc: Ed Dea/LONG721/CompUSA)
>Subject:  [GFS] Odds n ends
>
>
>
>Golden Fin Society - http://clubs.hemmings.com/goldenfin/
>
>Hi GFSers,
>Anticipating the return of my motor shortly, would like your advice on a
few
>things I need to move on:
>
>Getting my PowerFlite ready - what kind of transmission fluid are you
using
>in these units today/probably applicable to the cast iron TorqueFlites as
>well?
>
>Some discussion a year or more ago regarding the thermostat housing and a
>good source for a replacement; also seem to recall that Atlas in SoCal
was
>going to reproduce these?  Mine has got some corrosion, to include
pinholes
>all the way through at the outlet to the radiator hose end.  Probably
useful
>for a while if I attach hose all the way down to where the housing
expands
>to the manifold attachment flange.  Let me know what you folks are doing
>(for the 303 motor).
>
>Spec sparkplug for the 303 was the old Autolite 42-250; while the '57
Fury
>V-800 used the Autolite AR-32 and the '58 V-800, the AR-42.  What are we
>using for the 303 today?
>
>Thanking you in advance!
>
>Regards,
>
>Jack Lewis
>
>
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