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Old 08-01-2012, 11:35 AM
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must be the full moon

replaced my radiator and hoses
why not the thermostat while l'm at it?
well the thermo housing leaks on 1st attempt
leaks on second attempt
did l mention the thermostat was operating correctly
third attempt yesterday @5pm so l leave it overnightto allow the anerobic gasket material to cure
put the hoses on this morning fill and it appears fine
get it up to temp top it off put the cap on
load up to go to the dump its leaking
go to the dump anyway, maybe l'll blow it up
come back and everything appears to be sealed up
looked after it cooled off no drip
not complaining, will keep an eye on it but not sure what happened
the heat might have been a factor, kinda strange
any other ideas? it's a 1973 302 in my 66 f100

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Old 08-01-2012, 11:47 AM
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Because its a Ford?

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Old 08-01-2012, 02:03 PM
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Use some black form-a-gasket on both sides of your gasket to seal it.
Is it a chrome thermo housing or a stock one?
Where is it leaking?
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:35 PM
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Working at a shop that specialized in Heating and a/c I flat filed about a ba-zillion thermostat housings. Check it with a straight edge.
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Because its a Ford?

Duhh is there any other reason? Haha

Op i'm 100% sure its not flat which causes it to not seal. Only answer possible.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:08 PM
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Table style Belt sander works good for planing warped T stat housings, ehxaust manifolds,other assorted warped housings. ETC.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:16 PM
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I glued emery cloth to a piece of glass for this purpose.

The chrome one would never seal no matter how many times I flat sanded it.
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