i need a part i dont know wat its called but by the discription i cant find it

Josh Edmonds

Asked by Jul 26, 2009 at 06:23 PM about the 1978 Chevrolet Nova

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i need a part i dont know what its called but y the discription i cant find it any where its the that thing you mount the thurmastat and housing on that connects to the block. its on a L6 78 nova im wondering where i would get the part ? would i have to go to pick a part or what ??and how much would somthing like that cost?

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Tom Le

im guessing.... water pump? well find it in pick a part is going to be tough since its an old car. price.. no clue sorry cant help

Josh Edmonds

heh no not waterpump thats fine andits about $30 ...on most engines this part is apart of the block it self ..if it was a waterpump i could get that at autozone i know cuz thats wat we thought the leak was so we took it off and it was fine so we replaced the gasket and put it back on but it still leaked the coolent came out as fast as we put it in ..thats why its giving me so much trouble..

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Paul Daley

This is the thermostat housing. By the looks of the picture the reason the housing was leaking after you replaced the gasket is because you didn't clean the old gasket. You need to make sure both surfaces, the block surface and the housing surface are completely clean before you install the new gasket.

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Josh Edmonds

the part has a crack in it and its all rusted out thats why its leaking, i need a new part. when i was talking about the new gasket i was talking about the water pump when we thought it was that.but i just need to find a replacement part (the one in the first pic) i cant find it because when you type in thermostat housing only the top part comes up on any list .

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Paul Daley

Try Classic Industries. I have the 09' catalog and they have a thermostat housing for the 62-72 L6. It looks exactly like the picture you posted so it may be the same part. I'll post a picture from the catalog. I went to their website and couldn't find the part but it is in their catalog.

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Best Answer

Or you could try to clean it realy good (oil, old gasket, grease, grime)using kerosene then wash with dish soap, the apply JB Weld cracks to seal up. Or you can get in touch with Paddocks performance parts and restoration plus go here ..... http://www.paddockparts.com/paddock/assets/html/homepage.asp


http://www.automotix.net/partshotline-chevy-nova-heatingcooling-requests.html * copy and paste in address bar , scroll down til you find this one ,,, Used 1967 Chevrolet / Chevy Nova Thermostat Housing,,,, ** Thermostat Housing Lower Thermostat housing for the L6 straight 6. This housing bolts onto the cylinder head and holds the thermostat and water neck. It also has an outlet for the heater core and a threaded hole for a coolant temperature sensor. Chevy dealer part #352705.

Josh Edmonds

couldnt afford the part and when i could afford it theres no record of it on the sites anymore so im back stuck without any clue where to get it ...

Jonathan Furse

I would also recommend checking at a wrecking lot. They can quite often find you very good used parts for a fraction of the cost of a new or re-manufactured part.

Joshua Garcia

Found one for my 78 nova for around 20 bucks at pik n pull. I Advise u just check out any inline 6's or look for the old chevy's with similair set-up.

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