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Hi all I have just gone to replace the thermostat on the 1147 1965 Herald, firstly I found there isn't one fitted, so, fitted one to very quickly find out why there wasn't one fitted!! I now understand that the early 1200's didn't have a temperature gauge installed so this one has had a modified thermostat housing installed with a temp sender unit in the top, trouble is, the gauge intrudes so much that the housing wont go back on with a thermostat in there! Anybody had a similar issue? I'm wondering if there is anywhere I can get a shorter gauge to fit or alternatively, if I install a standard housing, would I have to install a later water pump housing to get a gauge on or is there any other way? As always, many thanks in advance for any advise. Regards Gary
Hi all, When heading across to the Silverstone Classic last weekend I looked down and was horrified to see the temperature guage reading just below the red (car usually runs mid point on the gauge). I pulled over and nothing appeared to be amiss - hoses all at usual temperatures - so I gave the thermostat housing a couple of sharp taps to ensure the thermostat wasn't sticking: no change in reading. I then drove a bit further, with the car seemingly running normally, before stopping to check under the bonnet again. After a quick wiggle of the sender connection the gauge dropped to zero, where despite further wiggling it stayed for the remainder of the journey to Silverstone. Later on in the afternoon before the parade lap I wiggled the connection again and the temperature gauge read perfectly normally for the parade lap and journey home... Sorted, or so I thought, but clearly a dodgy connection to keep an eye on. I took the car to an evening show on Tuesday and on the journey out the car read normal temperature, but on the way home higher than normal, so I decided to buy a new sender. Fitted that this morning (before the rain) and took the car for a run - the temperature started climbing more quickly than usual and within half a mile was off the top of the gauge! Under the bonnet all the temperatures seem completely normal. Rubbish parts? I did buy from an eBay seller, so have another sender on order from Canleys, but any thoughts as to what else could be wrong? Fuel gauge is working fine, so voltage stabiliser should be okay. I replaced the thermostat a few months ago and the engine temperatures seem to be fine and consistent - warms up, thermostat opens, radiator gets hot, all other hoses warm up - whatever the temperature gauge says! Thanks, Gully