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I have a 1939 Buick Roadmaster which I am restoring. The valve body has a flapper inside. On the outside, on one side of the valve body,there is a thermostatic coil. On the other side there is a metal weight. No spring there but it appears there should be one. When you turn the weight until it stops, the flapper closes 90%. When I move the weight the other way, the flapper closes 100%. These are my questions: 1) when the engine is cold, should the flapper be closed? 2) when the engine is hot, where should the flapper be positioned? THe problem I have is that I do not know if I got to put a spring.Also how to put the thermostatic coil correctly, in order for the the flapper to work properly. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks (Pics attached)