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Termostat housing tube

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by BelAir, Nov 12, 2002.

  1. BelAir

    BelAir Registered Member

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    Hi. I am installing a 1983 6,2 diesel engine in a 1959 Chevy Biscayne. Since all the donorengines here in Norway comes from vans, the thermostat house neck sticks up into the air, and I am afraid it will not clear my hood. From the Haynes diesel manual I see pictures of another type of housing where the termostat neck points down towards drivers side. Is that kind of tube hard to find? What will it cost?
     
  2. imiceman44

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    You have to check in Norway, I am sure here it is and it doesn't cost much.
    I don't know because I have it in a VAN /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    It's actually called a crossover pipe, and yes, the truck models point straight out towards the radiator, instead of up like the vans. Have you tried using the van radiator hose? I would think that the air cleaner would be in the way long before the thermostat housing would.

    You can get a crossover pipe from a dealer, or check with The Diesel Depot.

    Casey
     
  4. Tybee

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    I think I have one lying around, might cost to much to ship. If you cant find one let me know.
     

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