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Cord 812 Custom Beverly restoration story

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02 Jun 2019 16:35 #37364 by Curt Schulze
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Do you think the engine will run cooler with a 160 or a 153 thermostat ?

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15 Jun 2019 17:35 - 15 Jun 2019 17:38 #37466 by johnmereness
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I would adapt in a modern thermostat(s) - something 180 degrees or cooler. I would drill a hole in the thermostat (near edge of thermostat housing verse in thermostat door) to allow some water circulation when thermostat is closed - this also eliminates air pockets (something old timers told me to always do). The purpose of the cooler thermostat is to eliminate the car heating up so quickly (but to answer Curt's question the car will run at whatever it is going to - depends on how close to original bore is, quality of engine rebuild, radiator quality, timing/tuning, and ...). Thermostats also are used as flow restrictors - the water has to remain in the radiator for a certain period of time for it to cool - water moving through radiator too quickly will not cool properly (thus when you remove a thermostat you may actually have a hotter running car).

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16 Jun 2019 04:04 #37476 by mikespeed35
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160 stat with water and corrosion inhibitor.
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18 Jun 2019 16:16 #37529 by RubyDS
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Only water is not a good idea for winter ,a few years ago i have crack an engine in winter with water

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19 Jun 2019 02:20 #37534 by mikespeed35
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Right Ruby, This is just for summer and it depends on the climate of the user of course.
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19 Jun 2019 10:30 - 19 Jun 2019 10:32 #37538 by Terry Cockerell
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When my Cord arrived in Australia in 2007 it did not have thermostats fitted. The car was not driveable and needed a lot of work.
I opted to stop the coolant flow through the inlet manifold and used modern thermostats that opened at 160 deg F
I needed to drill a bleed hole in them and actually drilled two in each as the thermostat throats were smaller than the original type. This worked quite well in the car in conjunction with a shroud.
Recently I found a better design of thermostat with a much bigger throat, these are called full flow design. These were not available in the size I wanted in the past. They have a built in bleed hole and due to the larger throat diameter should work a lot better. I will find out later in the year when the car is back on the road.
The new full flow thermostat is made by Tridon in Australia Part No TT268 - 160
The cost is $41.oo Aust each.


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