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  1. Hi All, I have replaced the standard temperature heat gauge with a combined oil and heat as per picture. The original gauge needle only got to exactly the same place as you can see in the picture on the new gauge (the original being the electrical one and the new one being capillary). I assume that as both are reading the same they are both OK and correct (it would seem to be a bizarre coinsdence if both read wrong). I have checked and it seems to be fitted with the standard 82c thermostat, question is, should I change to an 88c thermostat to see if I can get the needle to mid position where it should be ? The 1500 has been fitted with a wide radiator so cools better, but I don't think that's why it won't get hotter as the stat controls release temp from the head to the rad. The engine runs fine, I just want to see what would happen if I can get the needle to the mid position, I presume it will better running at nominal temp rather than a tad lower as at present. Any thoughts ?
  2. Good evening gentlemen, Following on from my success earlier today in getting my Alternator working again I decided to tackle another issue mainly the fact that the car is running cold. I've tested the dial and I'm certain it's ok. all the other dials are fine and it's getting the correct readings with a volt meter, also when I put the heater on it blows cold air. So I removed the old thermostat housing to find that a Previous Owner had used silicone to stick it down onto the gasket and the thermostat, it was really gunked up. I also found that the two screws that had been used to secure the thermostat housing were different lengths, one being about half an inch shorter than the other. I cleaned up the housing as much as I could and removed all the silicone and the old gasket then fitted my new thermostat, gasket and sender unit. I then put in two new 1/2 inch bolts that were the same length as the longer of the two originals and two new spring washers. The bolt on the passenger side tightened fine and the gasket squeezed out a little bit but the bolt on the drivers side gets to just about tight then there's a clunk and it comes loose again. I tightened it to the point of the clunk started the car and got coolant everywhere As some of you will know from my Alternator thread I'm not much good with mechanical stuff so I'm looking for advice as follows 1. Why does the bolt clunk and then go loose? 2. How can I fix it? 3. Will I need a new gasket? Cheers Gary
  3. 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
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