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Offline onebadsuperbird

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Hi everyone!

First ever post here.  I just bought a `72 wagon and absolutely love it!  I took it in to a local garage that I trust to work on my older cars and they said my thermostat housing is badly deteriorated and needs to be replaced.  I used to do all my own "hobby car" wrenching, but my sight has degraded to the point that I need help with a lot of this stuff. I'm having really bad luck locating another t-stat housing and was wondering if anyone here has any suggestions?  I searched the forum and only came up with a part number for a `1973/1974 model.  Mine is a 2.0 liter and I guess the thermostat housing is unique to that engine.

If anyone has any ideas on where I can find a thermostat housing for my '72 2.0 liter... I'm all ears!  As a matter of fact, I'd even welcome phone calls since reading your replies is a little difficult for me, but I can do it.  But if you DO want to talk, give me a shout at 248-320-5770.  I'm in the metro-Detroit area.

Thanks in advance!!

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Re: I'm a newbie with a question about my `72 Wagon! (thermostat housing)
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2015, 12:29:28 PM »
I would remove the phone number. Just offer it to those that pm you.
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Re: I'm a newbie with a question about my `72 Wagon! (thermostat housing)
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2015, 01:52:05 PM »
Yes that one has a O-ring around the thermostat and held in with a snap ring , (that may have rusted away years ago ) you have to check some parts stores to see if they offer a replacement, which is cast iron and not stamped steel , or go on line and buy one from button power in England , they still used that engine up untel a few years ago , good people , got a few things for my 2.8 in my pinto .
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