Hi Folks and especially Bob
- good to hear from you again. Of course, the Stabilizer Bar is already assembled to the Galaxie. I often talk about this Present you made to me Bob. I was very glad - believe me!!! My Mechanic assembled it in April this year...
The discussion because of the Thermostat began in another Forum cause of one fellow who wants to replace a Thermostat and did not knew which to take. For a 390 Engine.
Another User posted the Diagram above. He told me if I use the 160 Degree Thermostat it would not be useful I mean harmful for the Cylinder Walls of my engine cause of the low Temperature and so on.
I usually drive the Gal from Spring to Fall.It's a Convertible and make no sense in other way.Sometimes at blue Sky in the Winter - but the Streets have to be dry without Salt here in Germany.
At Macs Antique they told me to take a 180 Degree Stat if driving Winter Time complete. It would make the Interior warmer through Heating.
I have alway used a 160 Degree Stat - next year I´ll replace the Expansion Tank cause of little leaking. Then I'll replace the old Stat with a new One - marked with 160 on it.
Will do not Harm the Engine in any kind. This has "FE Grandpa" not deserved... LOL.
Meantime lots of Motor Folks have lots of Discussions because their Cars can´t be driven and they´re boring. Lots of Cooks can make the Meal ugly..
Beg your Pardon for my english.
If you say the 160 will be correct - i' ll drive it for the next years...
Hey Bob another question - which Transmission Fluid do you have in Use?
ATF F - right?? Which Company?
Thanks a lot and all the best for 2008 - I'm sure to ask you for some Help in 2008 - definitively....
Oliver from Cologne/Germany