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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 ½ " 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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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by 68ragtopLS1:
<strong> I believe the one from S&P is $95. </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
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 ½ " section of aluminum.
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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