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6/13/09 9:18pm - Original Message: 'Thermostat??? Update'
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

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First let me thank everyone for their advice.I changed the clutch on the fan and the thermostat .After I was done Ol Blue ran soCoolcool! The stat that was replaced was a 195 degree,I put a 180 in.The temp gage started to go up and when it hit the set point it droped and stayed at the same spot even in stop and go driving.
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6/13/09 9:21pm - Reply: 'Thermostat??? Update'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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Glad to see you got it done! You want a hot car, but not in that way!Hope to hook up with you soon.
 
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6/14/09 9:08am - Reply: 'Thermostat??? Update'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

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Hey Rick,
Glad to hear it was a simple fix!
Hopefully you can get that beaut out and put some more miles on 'er.
Kevin
 
P.S. I'd be interested in any feedback from other members on the change from the 195 to the 180 degree 'stat.


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6/14/09 9:26am - Reply: 'Thermostat??? Update'
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Oklahoma City, OK - USA

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1972 LS5 Convertible,Auto.Targa Blue with Black Interior.

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I actually run a 160 degree thermostat in mine and it seems to work fine. But I probably will do most of my driving in Oklahoma during the warmer times of the year, so I'm not concerned with a heater thats not getting warm enough, and besides do not even have the heater hooked up. I change the thermostat out twice a year in my Chevy Pickup from 160 to 180 because with the 160 the heater does not get warm enough.

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6/14/09 9:49am - Reply: 'Thermostat??? Update'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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6/14/09 9:23pm - Reply: 'Thermostat??? Update'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

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My heater core is bypassed.
I drive it only in the warmer months so I may change the t-stat from the 195 to the 180 for starters.
Thanks for the info.
 
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6/15/09 12:52am - Reply: 'Thermostat??? Update'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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6/15/09 5:44pm - Reply: 'Thermostat??? Update'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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