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Correct 351C Thermostats
#1
Just got an email from West Coast Cougar. They now carry correct Cleveland thermostats and restrictors. 

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/th...clone.html

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/wa...clone.html

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#2
That is good news! Thanks for sharing !
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#3
It looks like they are the ones that TMeyer is producing:
https://www.tmeyerinc.com/product/high-flo-thermostat/



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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#4
I know it is a small run item but, $37.00 for a thermostat seems excessive. But, it is whatever the market will bear. Hence the $8500.00 B1 carbs. It is what it is. Chuck
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#5
Yes, when compared to NAPA's $12 it seems high, but supposedly it is made with or the same as the Robert Shaw equipment, so probably better quality. Plus, they're high flow.

The restrictor plates are a bargain, though, if you compare them to the $50+ on eBay.

$49 for both from TMeyer.



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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#6
So, it says that the new thermostat would be used with the new restrictor plate. Thats implying you cant use this new thermostat with the original factory restrictor plate?
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#7
This is from the TMeyer website, nothing about having to use their restrictor plate, and they work with the 351M/400 blocks (restrictor built in).

"If you have a 351C engine, make sure you are using the by-pass plate. (this plate is NOT used in a 351M/400 blocks) You can add the by-pass plate and save ($49 for the set)."

They also say they are identical to the original Robertshaw 333 thermostat.



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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#8
If your plate is in good shape just throw the new t stat and your good to go.
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#9
Just for reference. I checked at Advance Auto Parts the other day and they had the correct one in stock. It just has to have the portion of the thermostat that extends into the hole in the baffle or restrictor. Most are just like a solid plug now. I think many have just over thought this situation. They are available so do not overpay for them. When I sold the ones I found. Stant 333, it made me curious so I just went checking there are plenty out there.
Since I got the head gaskets on my 351 turned the right way I do not have any overheating issues with a .060" overbore, cam and air conditioner. It does have the correct Stant Thermostat and is a 192 deg. It does have the factory baffle in it also and a 14 lb. cap on the wide radiator.
If you are overheating there is a reason and there is no need to remover or replace the factory baffle in a 351 C engine.
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David
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#10
Are we looking at the by-pass plate in this photo?

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