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Trying to hook up a temp switch for my electric fan. Nothing is simple as my new intake did not have enough ports to install switch. So after reviewing my options I bought an adapter plate with 2 ports that mounts below thermostat housing. While I was at it installed new thermostat. First thing I found is that O ring on old housing was shot so off to NAPA and bought oring for a Ford which seemed to fit. Scraped off old sealant and lightly sanded around thermostat opening and no leaks which surprised me.
Waiting on switch ( none available locally so ordered from Summit ) so put in plugs for now.
As usual, simple project took most of the day.
Larry
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Larry, You might do yourself a favor and toss that chrome T-stat housing in the trash where it belongs. It may not be leaking now but it WILL leak and most likely while you are out on a trip somewhere with the 57.
Got it Bruce. Thanks for the advice.
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Hopefully, you won't run into interference problems between the sending unit and the bottom of the thermostat.
 

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Hopefully, you won't run into interference problems between the sending unit and the bottom of the thermostat.
I see what you mean about interfering with thermostat. May have to move heater hose to spacer and switch to manifold. Would need a fitting to go from 3/8 NPT to heater hose. This means I gotta take it all off again and turn the spacer around with ports pointing to the front. Grrrr! Wonder if I can find a fitting to go between the spacer and switch to allow it to not interfere with thermostat?
Thanks for the heads up.
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Edlebrock manifold Larry?
 

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Why not use the port built into each head? I like those head ports, and they eliminate wiring running up to the intake manifold.
 

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Yes Edelbrock intake. I don’t have ports in my heads. 291 camel hump heads.
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