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Where to get hold of a thermostat?

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by mr happy, May 29, 2018.

  1. mr happy

    mr happy Active Member

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    Guys,
    I know there is mixed opinion as too the requirements for a thermostat but i really want one so there !!
    On a serious note though does anyone know where i can get hold of the 85/90 deg thermostat and pulley for type 4 2 litre? They seem awfully hard to come by? Does anyone make an after market unit?

    Cheers

    Mr h
     
  2. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you tried Mick Motors - he's got/had a lot of stuff that you wouldn't think of and just maybe he'll have one in his old stock.
     
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  6. Mr Beckstar

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    I bought mine from Awesome Powdercoat. The thermostat and pulley wheel seems good, but the bracket was not the right shape. Cables are available through Just Kampers from memory.
     
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  8. Mr Beckstar

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    The Awesome Powdercoat bracket limited travel a lot and I didn’t like how it was going to repeatedly bend the thermostat each cycle.

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  9. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Here’s the bracket I made. It allows for adjustment of the travel. Not so much because the travel needs adjustment, but travel needed to be maximised and didn’t want the bracket to limit the travel.

    It also ensures the thermostat stays straight at the end of travel which I think is probably a good think for the life of the thermostat.

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  10. Mr Beckstar

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  11. David H

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    Clever clogs;). I think it's better by a country mile:). & I see you're afflicted with the "over engineered is highly under rated" ethos:p:D. Those thermostats certainly have the pulling power of a hilux:p;).
    Cheers
     
  12. Mr Beckstar

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    I guess an original bracket should work well too. Maybe talk to Vintage VeeDub or similar for that.
     
  13. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Haha yeh true that. Although in my defence I didn’t have the advantage of being able to roll a piece of angle through two 90 degree bends to maintain stiffness of the bracket, so had to use thick material to compensate. But yes it’s probably thicker than needs to be. You know what it’s like; grab what’s available in the corner of the garage :eek: :)
     
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  14. David H

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    A fitter without a hot spanner/gas axe :(? What is the world coming to:rolleyes:? Sorry Mr Happy for my hijack.
    Cheers
     
  15. 76kampa

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    Mine is missing the whole lot, I would have thought it would be impossible to replace.....
     
  16. Barry

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    See top link I posted
     
  17. mr happy

    mr happy Active Member

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    No worries David, some good stuff coming out here, the bracket that bends the thermostat definitely to be avoided i reckon so a good heads up
     
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