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Larry    Posted 10-09-2020 at 23:37:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • T-stat
  • A while back, I think I recall (My old brain may not be accurate) that Tim posted information on the benefit of installing a 188 degree t-stat over a 160 degree. I usually copy and paste pertinent info on another document, but can't find it now. I somehow purchased a 160 degree t-stat and am getting ready to change fluids for the winter. I have no problem getting a 188 degree if it is a better choice. Can anyone (Tim?) repeat the benefits of the 188 degree t-stat? Thanks for all responses.

    Gaspump    Posted 10-10-2020 at 08:44:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Not a problem using a 180 thermostat, it will work well especially in cold climates. My N's all have 160's in them and have had since new so here in FL I continue to use them. In some original Ford Tractor parts books you will find both the 160 as well as the 180's listed. That is because the 180 is what the distillate burning NAN's needed, the 180 is small print listed for the NAN. Also back in the day if you used the 180 your antifreeze could quickly boil out, water level receded and major overheating could quickly cause big problems. Permanent anti-freeze was rare as hens teeth and costly during and after the war. N's ran well with the 160 and you kept your alcohol, however many folks did not know how much alcohol was in their tractor because if level was low they added alcohol, now it boiled even easier. Original N thermostats had about a 1/4" X 2" thin brass strap with a hooked end. The stat was inserted in the lower end of the hose, the hooked end went around the lower end of the hose to prevent any possible migration.

    Tim Daley    Posted 10-10-2020 at 06:18:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Radiator and Thermostat Info
  • Radiator and thermostat info -
    From The N-News:


    The “N-NEWS” is published quarterly and subscriptions can be found at www.n-news.com
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    PO BOX 275
    EAST CORINTH, VT 05040-0275

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Zeke(OR)    Posted 10-11-2020 at 11:42:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Radiator and Thermostat Info
  • Is it sufficient to open the draincock on the radiator for winterizing, or should you disconnect the hoses?

    I live in the part of Oregon where it has been -27. (Brrrr)


    Jack - Iowa    Posted 10-10-2020 at 07:53:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Radiator and Thermostat Info
  • Thanks Tim, Thanks Bruce

    That is one I've copied and saved! Very interesting, especially about the various brands of antifreeze.

    I've almost always bought Prestone if possible. That will now change.

    Jack - Iowa

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