Where can i buy a 'swivel' themostat housing for a 351c?

Where can i buy a 'swivel' themostat housing for a 351c?

Joined: November 17th, 2008, 12:44 pm

August 5th, 2013, 8:32 am #1

I have a custom radiator setup in my Xb at the moment, and the hose on the top of the rad is on the other side to usual. I need to point the hose the other diection

I cant seem to find a swivel thermostat housing on the internet to buy!

Does anyone know where i can buy one?

or if i could adapt a generic SBC one?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Chevy-Chevro ... fa4&_uhb=1

I figured i could make something like that fit but not sure if the themostat will open correctly ect
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 1:36 am

August 5th, 2013, 10:39 am #2

How about using a straight neck ( I.e. straight up ) and trying a VL commodore bottom hose. I had to do that in an XD with a similar problem
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Joined: November 17th, 2008, 12:44 pm

August 8th, 2013, 8:18 am #3

I recon the 90* Swivel one will be better, i want to keep it as low profile as possible . im going to end up with an induction pipe near it from the intercooler

if anyone knows of one?
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Joined: April 10th, 2012, 7:09 pm

August 11th, 2013, 9:50 pm #4

I have a custom radiator setup in my Xb at the moment, and the hose on the top of the rad is on the other side to usual. I need to point the hose the other diection

I cant seem to find a swivel thermostat housing on the internet to buy!

Does anyone know where i can buy one?

or if i could adapt a generic SBC one?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Chevy-Chevro ... fa4&_uhb=1

I figured i could make something like that fit but not sure if the themostat will open correctly ect
Been using this one for about a year with no problems. Only thing about it I don't like is the inside diameter seems a little on the small side. Has alot of meat in the walls and I thought about boring it out or hand hogging it with a die grinder, buy never got around to it.

I'm about to convert back to a straight style water neck and this one is available for sale. If you're interested let me know.



on edit I saved a differnt image and linked it.
~blizz
Last edited by blizzardND on August 12th, 2013, 2:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

August 12th, 2013, 2:27 pm #5

who new SEARS still sold auto parts..
http://www.sears.com/canton-racing-prod ... RECT=false

I haven't bought parts from SEARS for like 20 years,
30 years ago, I used to flip though the mag wheels section and dream about the Keystone Classics and Anson wheels in the Big Catalog.
~blizz

351C.net, not just any old internet car forum,
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Joined: June 14th, 2006, 2:29 am

August 12th, 2013, 5:02 pm #6

I have a custom radiator setup in my Xb at the moment, and the hose on the top of the rad is on the other side to usual. I need to point the hose the other diection

I cant seem to find a swivel thermostat housing on the internet to buy!

Does anyone know where i can buy one?

or if i could adapt a generic SBC one?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Chevy-Chevro ... fa4&_uhb=1

I figured i could make something like that fit but not sure if the themostat will open correctly ect
We are a dealer for the Australian Muscle Parts.
We have the billet straight up one on hand and some other items,
but we have not gotten the swivel housing in yet.

Here is a link to the product and maybe there is another dealer in the
US that may have some inventory.

http://www.australianmuscleparts.com.au/pumps.shtml

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Joined: November 18th, 2003, 6:49 am

August 12th, 2013, 9:16 pm #7

I have a custom radiator setup in my Xb at the moment, and the hose on the top of the rad is on the other side to usual. I need to point the hose the other diection

I cant seem to find a swivel thermostat housing on the internet to buy!

Does anyone know where i can buy one?

or if i could adapt a generic SBC one?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Chevy-Chevro ... fa4&_uhb=1

I figured i could make something like that fit but not sure if the themostat will open correctly ect
Here is some if you are in AU.

http://www.enginemaster.com.au/ford-cle ... -2039.html

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Polished-Bil ... 1008655618

http://www.competitionengines.com.au/pr ... l/1003.php
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Joined: November 15th, 2008, 5:31 pm

August 17th, 2013, 6:50 pm #8

Been using this one for about a year with no problems. Only thing about it I don't like is the inside diameter seems a little on the small side. Has alot of meat in the walls and I thought about boring it out or hand hogging it with a die grinder, buy never got around to it.

I'm about to convert back to a straight style water neck and this one is available for sale. If you're interested let me know.



on edit I saved a differnt image and linked it.
~blizz
I am, what do you want for it?
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Joined: December 21st, 2010, 2:38 am

August 18th, 2013, 4:39 pm #9

I have a custom radiator setup in my Xb at the moment, and the hose on the top of the rad is on the other side to usual. I need to point the hose the other diection

I cant seem to find a swivel thermostat housing on the internet to buy!

Does anyone know where i can buy one?

or if i could adapt a generic SBC one?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Chevy-Chevro ... fa4&_uhb=1

I figured i could make something like that fit but not sure if the themostat will open correctly ect
http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from ... ing&_sop=3
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Joined: November 17th, 2008, 12:44 pm

September 11th, 2013, 8:12 am #10

I will end up buying this one.. Have to sort out this damn water in oil/blowing oil out the dipstick/no idea why problem that has come up

EDIT

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FORD-CLEVELA ... fdf&_uhb=1
Last edited by tufxb on September 11th, 2013, 8:13 am, edited 1 time in total.
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