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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:29 pm 
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Hello
anyone have any problem with clevland thermostat I have a high flow one and I just found out it is missing sleeve on bottom that meets the restrict plate in block
I bought this years ago I think it is Robert shaw 330-160 should be 333-160 they donot make anymore
can you modified any stock one to use with high flow pump?
Thanks
Rich


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 Post subject: Re: thermostat
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:15 pm 
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I know this was posted months ago, but...

There is a fella (a Pantera owner) on eBay who is currently selling modified Robertshaw thermostats with the correct ring on the bottom that fits into the flow restrictor. They're not cheap, at about $65, but they are a perfect fit.

Hopefully this info will help someone with the same question.


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 Post subject: Re: thermostat
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:14 pm 
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They also make a standard flow version thermostat with the correct hat on the bottom. You could also buy one of the re-engineered bottom plates to work with the 330 series thermostats. Those are available here http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/wate ... plate.html . Just a few other options.


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 Post subject: Re: thermostat
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:26 pm 
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Wow, GREAT find, I had no idea about this. Essentially, this fix completely replaces the water restrictor ring with a almost solid plate, then uses a standard thermostat in place of the Cleveland specific one. West Coast Classic Cougar comes through!

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 Post subject: Re: thermostat
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:16 pm 
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I'd like to hear from some of engine builders or guys already using this, on replacing the stock brass ring with this restrictor in order to use the cheaper and more readily available thermostats.


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 Post subject: Re: thermostat
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:54 am 
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Both NAPA and CARQUEST stock new Cleveland thermostats. they are a standard style thermostat, but do have the hat on the bottom to work for the Clevelands I don't have the part numbers handy, but can post them later


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