[T3] Thermostat spring
Joe Plowick III
gtixpress at vdubnut.com
Mon Jul 25 20:24:02 PDT 2011
Well I found a spring that would work at my local Advance Auto store. I'm
in the process of getting everything setup and adjusted and noticed one
small issue. The top of the thermostat rubs against the mounting bracket.
The mechanism appears to work correctly and opens all the way, but I would
hate for this to be a place to bind in the future. How would I go about
adjusting this? I don't see anything that appears to be bent, but I guess
the thermostat mount could be. This is also an aftermarket thermostat that
I had from many years ago and still works fine.
Here is a link to a picture of where it binds:
On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 6:39 AM, Joe Plowick III <gtixpress at vdubnut.com>wrote:
> That's awesome! Thanks!
> Joe P.
> 1969 VW Squareback
> On Jul 18, 2011 11:42 PM, "Brent Bottolfson" <brent at bottolfson.net> wrote:
> > overall length: 5 1/4"
> > length from flap end to spring coil: 3 1/8"
> > spring section: 1 1/8"
> > 20 turns in the spring section
> > length from crank end to spring coil: 1"
> > wire diameter: .05"
> > width of spring section is just over 1/2"
> > the hook on the short end is the same width as the spring section
> > the hook on the long end is about half the size of the other
> > I still need to assemble my longblock and had the spring in a box. I
> > really had a hard time finding an original one. Some people use one
> > from a FLAPS. I checked into having some made to the original specs,
> > but it would be expensive!
> > Brent
> > On 7/18/11 8:32 PM, Joe Plowick III wrote:
> >> Does anyone have the dimensions for the thermostat return spring on the
> >> flaps? Mine has come up missing so I may have to source another one.
> >> Thanks!
> >> Joe P.
> >> 1969 VW Squareback
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