Thermostat Housing

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  1. rexus31

    rexus31 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Is it possible to remove the Thermostat Housing with the A/C Compressor in place? I've got a sticky thermostat and need to swap it out.
     
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    70NPORT Old Man with a Hat

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    I don't know what motor your running (assume BB), but I never remove the A/C comp when I've changed t-stat in my 383, never did with my 440's either. Found ways to work around that with tools.
     
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    Yes, 383. Cool, that's all I needed to know. Thanks!
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Not on a big block Formal ('78 NYB). I can can get one bolt out and the compressor has to come off to get to the bolt nearest the driver side.
     
  5. commando1

    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    I couldn't do it properly unless I did.
    When I didn't, it leaked.
     
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    Argh! What a PITA!
     
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    70NPORT Old Man with a Hat

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    I don't know what you guys are doing, but I've done it more times than I can count....dry as a bone...AND no stripped bolt heads. That got to be a SERIOUS pain in the ass to remove that compressor. Must be a formal thing.
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Yep.......one would figure by 1978, Chrysler would of moved the compressor a 1/4" to the left and you would be able to swap out the thermostat in 15 minutes.
     
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    What tool(s) did you use to get the left bolt out? Box wrench?
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Gary borrowed Dave's vice grips. LOL! :rofl:
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Yep......and that damn compressor is not light!
     
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    70NPORT Old Man with a Hat

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    Yeah, I would guess as such. Probably not easy to handle around either.
     
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    YES! That all it would have taken. 1/4 stinking inch to the left. But no. They had to make it a two hour job.
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    That still pisses me off......makes me think Chrysler positioned the compressor there on purpose! LOL!!!
     
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    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    The blueprint made it look like it would work.
    Unfortunately, it was a new draftsman assigned to it and the protractor slipped...
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    New draftsman says.....

    "Watch this.....they'll be bitching about this compressor positioning for decades!!!"
     
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    I did it many times on my 76 NY. I'd take the hose off and use a swivel socket and off it goes.
     
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    "Protractor"....................seriously?
     
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    There it is ....
     
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    Oh, a swivel, I would have never thought of that. :laughing4: