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430 Block thermostats

We got an interesting inquiry about the "Little Thermostats" in the block of one our Customer's 1961 Continental....

Bill,

When changing the water pump on 1961 430 engine, the 2 "little thermostats" behind it need to be changed. Have heard it is best to eliminate them, is that correct?

Thanks,

Joe

Thanks for the inquiry. At Lincolnland we believe in eliminating these thermostats for two reasons. They are known to cause overheating in modern day slow traffic on the hotter days. They are no longer available "new "and any available used may be of questionable condition to perform as designed. However the deverters in the block must be in excellent condition or new and installed correctly.
Regards
Bill