1936 Olds thermostat
Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:49 PM
Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:03 PM
I am trying to locate a source for a 1936 Olds thermostat, any ideas??
Thermostats for my 1933 Plymouth are still available in the "bubble wrap" area of my local auto supply store. The trick is figuring out which one(s) will work. Even the odd bypass style thermostats used by mid-1930s through 1940s Chrysler products are still available.
Is the thermostat for a 1936 Olds radically different in design than current ones?
Do you have a GM part number for the original (or later GM replacement)? If so I've had good luck using the parts cross reference area of NAPA online to find the current NAPA numbers even though my car is not in their books.
Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:06 AM
Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:49 AM
Posted 15 September 2009 - 02:23 PM
Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:37 PM
My parts book says 35-55 is the same. 160 degrees (Olds part 563219) Harrison # 3126289. 180 degrees (Olds part 563311) Harrison # 3126290. Parts book was printed in 1956.
Parts PRO SE on NAPAonline shows:
Detroit Diesel #563219 as THM 70
General Motors #3126289 as THM 70
Detroit Diesel #563311 as THM 170
General Motors #3126290 as THM 170
Since Detroit Diesel was created by GM I would not be surprised if its part numbers matched those of other early GM makes. And isn't Harrison a GM OEM brand (Not too clear on GM associated lore)?
Anyway, I'd take a close look at THM 70 and THM 170 thermostats at your local NAPA dealer and see if they look like they would work for you.
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