|MODIFYING THE||COOLANT SYSTEM|
The casting next to the front bolt driver's side must be filled with JB Weld and cut off flush. I used a cut-off wheel on a high speed die grinder.
Same on the passenger side, the little casting behind the front bolt must be grinded smooth. This is to make way for the coolant lines.
I drilled and tapped for a 1/2" pipe thread. The hole was drilled for a .724" hole and I bought a 1/2" pipe tap (not a standard tap!) from a local tool house for $15. I checked the home centers and they don't carry that big of pipe taps. Might try a hardware store also.
The heater nipples I used are kind of special. I got them at NAPA. Part number is 660-1734. Most 3/4" nipples are 3" long, the NAPA ones are only 1 3/4" long! This is required around the throttle body area.
This picture took all day Saturday to get. Remember what I said about filing the mount holes? It took most of the day.
Remote thermastat housing I got. It's made by Weiand, the part number is 7134P for a polished one and 7134 for unpolished.
3/4" heater hoses with 90° ends are required. I got the from NAPA, the part number is 9822.
Remote thermostat mounted to the driver's side fenderwell. Note the temp sensor installed. the housing only comes with three holes. I used that 1/2" pipe tap and added a 4th hole for the temp sensor that was on the front of the old TPI intake.