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Old 04-15-2003, 08:35 AM   #1
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Default LS1 Thermostat Housing

Has anyone else wanted to switch the direction of the LS1 cooling input pipe (thermostat housing) so that it points straight ahead?

Will a generic Chevy aftermarket thermostat housing work or is the LS1 special? If it is, do you know of anyone that sells a straight in thermostat housing?
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We cut & welded the housing on the Cobra we have, just to alter the angle.

www.tunedport.com sells one with a swivel neck, though I'm sure it isn't cheap. Don't know of anyone selling a straight one.
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I believe the one from S&P is $95.
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I don't think a regular SBC housing would work. If you look at it the center shaft goes up to the housing. A SBC housing doesn't have this feature. maybe if you used a SBC thermostat too??? The spacing of the bolt hole does look similar. I would buy a gasket and see if they line up. If worst came to worst. I see no reason you couldn't make an adapter out of a " piece of aluminum. It is kind of hard to explain what I am thinking, but it would have one set of bolt holes that line up with the LS1 water pump, and at 90 deg. To them another set for a standard SBC.
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The one we are referring to is LS1 specific.
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Who is S&P? Do they have a website?


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www.tunedport.com = Street & Performance = S&P
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A SBC apartment doesn't accept this feature. maybe if you acclimated a SBC thermostat too??? The agreement of the bolt aperture does attending similar. I would buy a gasket and see if they band up. If affliction came to worst. I see no acumen you couldn't accomplish an adapter out of a " section of aluminum.

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Try looking for "water neck" (what many outfits call it) at

www.speedwaymotors.com, www.summitracing.com, jegs.com etc

The LSx water necks have a counterbore that fits LSx thermostats; this is why the gen 1&2 SB Chevy water neck housuings may not work.
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I used this one:

http://www.csr-performance.com/Merch...ry_Code=CP3SGC

It uses a standard small block Chevy thermostat, I just asked for one from a 350 Camaro. The thermostat fits slightly loose in the housing and it is supposed to in order to let a small amount of water get past for circulation. Been 3 years this month and about 10k miles with no problems. Using a 180 degree stat and that's where the motor runs most of the time.

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http://www.speedhound.com/lsxswap.html
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s&p sells many different angle thermostat housings. the last time i accessed their site, it was www.hotrodlane.cc
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Has any one found a Thermosat Housing that points straight ahead that dont cost 40.00 for the LS1.
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found this thread if it helps.

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/conver...t-housing.html
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in addition to RPD's post, Gates sells one too-
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/rafr...4-33939-283018
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Yes jegs sells em in differant colors
http://www.jegs.com/i/CSR/170/911LS1C/10002/-1
http://www.jegs.com/i/CSR/170/911LS1B/10002/-1
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Has anyone used a thermostat housing/water neck of this type?
I'm just curious about the compatibility of a SB thermostat with an LS water pump.
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So does the SBC thermosat and housings fit the LSX?
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