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Tim meyer 351c thermostat and restrictor plate
(12-29-2018, 11:23 AM)Stanglover Wrote: Back in 2016, my '71 351C 4V had to be re-rebuilt, (builder put a high volume oil pump in on the original rebuild, took out the cam and main bearings). When I installed the engine again, I also put in a new thermostat. The one I'm still using today without ANY issues is the Stant 13468 180 degree with the 'hat'. It is listed for the 351C engine only on Rock Auto. Does it seal off completely, maybe, maybe not, but even on the hottest days here, mid 90's, I have zero problems with over heating. I do have the Stant 13469 195 deg. T stat as well, but have found the lower temp works fine, no need to install this one for now.
So why do I need to spend big bucks for something that may or may not work any better? Buyers choice I guess, but I'm not convinced. Overheating can be caused by many issues other than a bad or incorrect T stat.
My 2 cents worth,

No one suggested that you need to spend big bucks on anything. If it ain't broke there is no need to fix it, however, the fact remains, that when the stock t stat system is not sealing properly, it can cause an engine to run hotter than it otherwise would. It's really that simple.
(12-28-2018, 06:42 PM)EvilPuppetMaster Wrote: Hi guys
So I bought Tim Meyers 351c thermostat and brass bypass plate
Here is the link
Track Boss Products – High-Flo Thermostat – Cleveland

My block has been in the shop for months now and I never checked if there was a bypass plate in the thermostat housing so I bought the  tmeyer thermostat and bypass plate just to be sure

I was at the shop today and there is indeed original plate in the thermostat housing

So I got few questions

1. Should I remove the original bypass plate  and then  install tmeyer brass plate and thermostat?
2. Should I just buy correct Cleveland thermostat and dont even use tmeyer high flow thermostat
3. Can I use tmeyers thermostat with the original Cleveland factory bypass plate ?

Thanks for your help

3. Yes. You're done. Trust me, I know. It is that simple.

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