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65coupei6
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From: S.F., CA
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posted 04-09-2001 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On some housings it seems they have a plug in them for a temp sender. Is it usually a 3/4" hole? Does anyone know what I am talking about?

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lyle29464
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posted 04-09-2001 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyle29464   Click Here to Email lyle29464     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On some cars that is where they put a vacuum switch. when engine warms up it opens (or closes) I dont know which. a vacuum line that redirects the air flow to the carb.

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66351stang
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posted 04-10-2001 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
that thermostat housing is for a new than 65 engine, it is a pvs,(ported vacumn switch)i don't believe they had that in 65.ypu can purchase a nice chrome housing for 65 in chrome for around 15.00..

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JT
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From: Pearland, Texas, USA
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posted 04-10-2001 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just replaced the thermostat housing on my 351W ('70 model). A vacuum switch called a distributor control valve goes in that hole on my motor. It has 3 vacuum lines going to it.

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-10-2001 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
3/8ths pipe thread is the size.

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65coupei6
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posted 04-11-2001 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. I guess I cann't fit a temp gauge in there.

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66351stang
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posted 04-11-2001 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the funtion is to advance the timing when the temp goes to high

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ponycar66,have you flown in a ford latley???????
66-COUPE W/351SVO
glad i had a v-8 !!!!!!
84.5 gt350-61 falcon 302
have a great day!!!!!!!!

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