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    Default Is a thermostat needed and if so what temp?

    Hello,
    I have a Sanger flatbottom v-drive with a 327 Chevrolet 1960's engine and Rewarder wet headers. It is run in freshwater only. I bought the boat this summer. When i went to winterize this fall there was no thermostat. I am in Michigan. Is thermostat needed and if so what temp. I tried a search on this site but still can't get a sure answer. Thanks for your time.


    Dave D.

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    No thermostat is needed. You most likely don't have the correct housing for a Tstat anyway. A ton of guys run without one.

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    From what I have READ the people that run cold have made adjustments in their build for the different clearance issue that will cause.

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    While certainly not necessary, they do help get the oil temp up to the point of doing away with condensation in the valve covers. Also as previously mentioned it does take a different T stat housing and some extra plumbing.
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