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Old 12-03-2014, 04:20 PM
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Installed the NAPA 195* thermostat this afternoon. I started seeing circulation into the top of the radiator at about 190*(according to the temp gauge on the truck). Cab is a little warmer, now, but I noticed the fan clutch kicks in and out constantly. Might be time for a new fan clutch also.

I almost froze to death driving to Billings last night.(15* and no heat.)
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Old 12-03-2014, 05:54 PM
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vw used to have a gasoline heater in some of its cars back whenever.
Maybe look in junkyards and convert one to fit the truck.
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I also remember freezing to death in my VW.
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I noticed my clutch fan in the bronco went bad accidentally, but thankfully a few months back. I was doing some carb work with the truck running, dropped a wrench and instinctively reached for it...arm went right through the fan. After that...realized the fan was essentially free spinning, and I could stop it with a finger.
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Ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Could have been disfiguring!
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Old thread, actually really old thread, but has anybody found a reliable replacement thermostat, 192 deg F, that works for the 351M/400? I've tried the NAPA THM 297, with mixed results. All the old reliables have disappeared......
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Old thread, actually really old thread, but has anybody found a reliable replacement thermostat, 192 deg F, that works for the 351M/400? I've tried the NAPA THM 297, with mixed results. All the old reliables have disappeared......
Tim has the rights to and is reproducing the old Robertshaws, but a bit pricey...lie $30-40. He's posting them all the time on my pages.
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Thanks for the info, Ben. I appreciate that. I assume you mean Tim Meyer?
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I have a thermostat coming from Tim Meyer.
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