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abraham    Posted 11-05-2020 at 18:26:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • thermstate install
  • Looked at the how to install for thermostat and understand direction of install.
    My question is
    Do you just slide it into the end of the upper radiator hose nearest the engine and it stays there on its own?
    I am familiar with installing in older cars that have the thermostat housing that hold it in place.
    I do have the FO4 shop manual but didnt see anything that gave specific instruction and want to do it right the first time.
    Thank you.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-06-2020 at 04:25:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: thermstate install
  • The original thermostat in the Ford N-Series Tractors was a rectangular piece, not the pointed end one made today. Look in the MPC's. The thermostat goes in the upper radiator hose and the OEM hose had a metal band to secure the thermostat in place so it didn't slide down once the hose got hot. the newer pointed end unit is inserted with the pointy end towards the radiator. Dennis Carpenter makes a 'like original' upper hose with the band on it. See the LINK for Bruce Haynes' article in The N-News about the cooling system and thermostat. Also, the LINK to the hose Dennis Carpenter makes is listed if you want to do it right the first time. Some fellas use a plain plastic wire tie to simulate the band. Me? I've run my N's without any band for years and never had any issues with cooling. What happens is the thermostat will walk its way down towards the engine but once there can't go any further and works fine. I've seen many others like it as well. Get a copy of Bruce(VA)'s article saved --- it's in our HOW-TO's forum as well.


    LINK to new original, like hose:

    Tim Daley(MI)

    mhb@ufe    Posted 11-05-2020 at 19:34:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: thermstate install
  • I always put a hose clamp on the thermostat to keep it in place.


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