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Cord 812 Custom Beverly restoration story

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19 Jun 2019 20:13 #37542 by RubyDS
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I have just reiceipt two new old stock thermostat 185°

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19 Jun 2019 20:50 #37543 by Terry Cockerell
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Rudy from my experience 185 deg F is too high. It does not leave you much of a safety margin in hot weather or slow driving in heavy traffic. The thermostats I have used begin to open at 160 deg F.

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19 Jun 2019 21:35 - 19 Jun 2019 21:38 #37545 by johnmereness
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Terry Cockerell wrote: 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.


From John Mereness: This appears solid advice, though I would have at least one hole drilled in the thermostat as that will eliminate air pockets and equally cause a slightly less dramatic "heat up" of the engine. I think we are all on the same page here, though just a double check. If you have a 185 thermostat in your car when you start the car the thermostat technically should be closed and open at 185 to more or less pre-heat the engine (great in winter to keep your feet warm), If you car though is naturally inclined to run at 165 on a cool day it will heat it to 185. And, on a hot day it will cause it to heat to 185 minimum too - but if your car is prone to running at 190 then car will run at 190 and if prone to 195 then your car will run at 195 and so on. Personally, I prefer the car to heat to 165 and then do whatever it is prone to do on its own after that without my extra help. Keep in mind too that water that moves too quickly through a radiator may not cool properly - thus thermostats are often also flow restictors to allow water to remain in radiator for a certain amount of time (ie when people remove thermostats they often encounter worse overheating that what they originally hoped to resolve).

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29 Jun 2019 11:47 #37619 by RubyDS
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After checking it's not two thermostat 185° but some 153° model

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29 Jun 2019 13:46 #37620 by uconn_1965
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If those are 153 or 160 degree thermostats, those are the very best ones to use.
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29 Jun 2019 14:58 #37621 by 1748 S
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uconn_1965 wrote: If those are 153 or 160 degree thermostats, those are the very best ones to use.

I completely agree with Cliff. After listening to others at the West Coast Meet this month about the use of the 153 degree or 160 degree thermostats its the better idea. I had planned to remove mine but that will not allow the coolant to the coolant to stay in the radiator long enough for proper heat transfer.


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