This car is never ending, but fun!
Removed my oil pan to fix an oil leak. Cleaned out the pan to find the dipstick tube, some aftermarket polished example, had snapped off and was lying in the pan. So went to replace the dipstick tube to find I need to remove thermostat pipe to get the old tube out.
I have a Shaw T-stat on hand as well as a stat that came with a Hall coolant host kit. I pulled the old stat out and now not sure what to do. The T-stat housing is an aftermarket tube. I’m thinking could be Hall as well. The T-stat that came out has a ridge on the radiator side which slips tightly into a notch on the inside of the pipe. The T-stat from the Hall hose kit and the Shaw T-stat don’t have that ridge. Do you think there would be any issue using the Shaw T-stat, even though it doesn’t sit tightly in the pipe? I just don’t have an idea how the original T-Stat sit in the original water tube. I’m guessing when the two bolts are tightened down the compression keeps the T-stat from moving?