Thermostat housing question(s).

BillIdaho

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I have been a member here for quite some time, but have been away for quite awhile. I own a handful of various rigs (MUTT, Gama Goat, M54 5 ton along with a yard full of trailers. And I do mean a yard full!

I have an M151A2 that has laid dormant for a handful of years (due to life getting in the way). I recently uncovered it, and am trying to get it back into a somewhat road-worthy condition. I noticed it was heating up almost instantly when I finally fired it up, and upon inspection, discovered the thermostat had stuck shut. In the teardown, I also discovered the thermostat housing has a terminal case of electrolysis (which I learned is somewhat common) to the point of it needing replaced. I was able to find a civilian replacement for the thermostat itself at the local auto parts store, but the housing is eluding me. I found a few places that advertise them, but without derailing my own thread, none of the allegedly reputable businesses seem to want to actually do business.
Bottom line.....is there a civilian counterpart for an A2 thermostat housing, and if not, who in the world actually has one that is willing to sell? (Don't even mention "RAPCO" or "Surplus City Parts."! )
Thanks gentlemen. When/IF I get this thing running, next is the Goat and the 5ton !
 

Mullaney

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I have been a member here for quite some time, but have been away for quite awhile. I own a handful of various rigs (MUTT, Gama Goat, M54 5 ton along with a yard full of trailers. And I do mean a yard full!

I have an M151A2 that has laid dormant for a handful of years (due to life getting in the way). I recently uncovered it, and am trying to get it back into a somewhat road-worthy condition. I noticed it was heating up almost instantly when I finally fired it up, and upon inspection, discovered the thermostat had stuck shut. In the teardown, I also discovered the thermostat housing has a terminal case of electrolysis (which I learned is somewhat common) to the point of it needing replaced. I was able to find a civilian replacement for the thermostat itself at the local auto parts store, but the housing is eluding me. I found a few places that advertise them, but without derailing my own thread, none of the allegedly reputable businesses seem to want to actually do business.
Bottom line.....is there a civilian counterpart for an A2 thermostat housing, and if not, who in the world actually has one that is willing to sell? (Don't even mention "RAPCO" or "Surplus City Parts."! )
Thanks gentlemen. When/IF I get this thing running, next is the Goat and the 5ton !
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Is it too far gone to beadblast it?

Almost wonder if somebody somewhere would have one available in the Classifieds?
 

hambone

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These are getting hard to find and most vendors are out of stock, I've seen a civy that would bolt up but the hose angle is way off.
 
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