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Old 02-14-2019, 04:13 PM   #1
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I just got my thermostat housing from Casey at Vintage Precision.
Iíll take some pictures when I get it installed and give a review after running it for a few weeks.








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Old 02-14-2019, 04:29 PM   #2
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You will love it! I have this housing on both of my A's. Check the 2 plugs for a temperature gauge, to make sure they have thread sealant on them. Casey is the son of the designer. You'll be surprised how fast the motor comes up to temperature.
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You will love it! I have this housing on both of my A's. Check the 2 plugs for a temperature gauge, to make sure they have thread sealant on them. Casey is the son of the designer. You'll be surprised how fast the motor comes up to temperature.
Oh good! Iím sure it will work great. My car does take forever, even here in Florida.
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I have the same item. Works great and I am sure you will love it! Hugh
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:51 AM   #5
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guys, I have been running one on all 4 of my A's for years. Quality after market unit... Henry probably would have used one had they been available..
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Always liked the look of those, seems like a high quality item. Will you be plumbing in a bypass hose?
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I have been running one of these for quite a few years. I have a temp gauge on the small port, and use the larger one to feed my heater.
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:32 PM   #8
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One thing to remember when replacing the Thermostat is that V P uses the Stant manufactured "SuperStat".

The "SuperStat" is a different animal from the standard Stant Thermostat and other brands and is the reason for the way this product works in the Model A!
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One thing to remember when replacing the Thermostat is that V P uses the Stant manufactured "Super Stat".

The "Super Stat" is a different animal from the standard Stant Thermostat and other brands and is the reason for the way this product works in the Model A!
Sooooo, What is different about it? I have successfully used other thermostats there and have had no problems.
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Sooooo, What is different about it? I have successfully used other thermostats there and have had no problems.
The Stant Superstat is designed to reduce cycling. I personally have not used one so can not attest to that.
I use a regular thermostat in the top hose and it works fine. Once open the temperature stays at ~165-170įF most of the time. No cycling.
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Always liked the look of those, seems like a high quality item. Will you be plumbing in a bypass hose?
I will see how it runs just by it self first but I am definitely considering it.
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One thing to remember when replacing the Thermostat is that V P uses the Stant manufactured "Super Stat".

The "Super Stat" is a different animal from the standard Stant Thermostat and other brands and is the reason for the way this product works in the Model A!
Thank you for the info! I did not know that but will keep an eye on it when installed.
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Default Re: Vintage Precision thermostat housing

I just ordered a 2 blade Aluminum fan and Super Leakless pump From Bert’s for the engine as well. I have the 4 blade aftermarket right now but you guys talked me into going back to the 2 blade instead.
I’m no Scientist but a couple of you on here said that the blades are angled just right on those and they push plenty of air as they are
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The car will be at the Billetproof Florida show at Don Garlits shop next month and she should be happy and running just right by then!
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Here is explanation of how SuperStat is different.


http://www.stant.com/index.php/engli...at-thermostat/
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Hello,


is this intruduced one better than a tube-thermostat? If, why?
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What? No broken ears to contend with?

How can one be a Model A owner and not broken his ears?

Kidding of course. Ford design was a "work in progress" as evidenced by the three bolt Model B water-pump.

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What? No broken ears to contend with?

How can one be a Model A owner and not broken his ears?

Kidding of course. Ford design was a "work in progress" as evidenced by the three bolt Model B water-pump.

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Less broken = more happy driving hours! Ha ha
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is this intruduced one better than a tube-thermostat? If, why?
Thanks for posting this link! Very informative WERNER.
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Thanks for posting this link! Very informative WERNER.
Please tell me where I can find the link that Werner posted?

I do not see a link on Werner's post ...

Did I miss something?
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