In Reply to: thermstate install posted by abraham on November 05, 2020 at 18:26:51:
The original thermostat in the Ford N-Series Tractors was a rectangular piece, not the pointed end one made today. Look in the MPC's. The thermostat goes in the upper radiator hose and the OEM hose had a metal band to secure the thermostat in place so it didn't slide down once the hose got hot. the newer pointed end unit is inserted with the pointy end towards the radiator. Dennis Carpenter makes a 'like original' upper hose with the band on it. See the LINK for Bruce Haynes' article in The N-News about the cooling system and thermostat. Also, the LINK to the hose Dennis Carpenter makes is listed if you want to do it right the first time. Some fellas use a plain plastic wire tie to simulate the band. Me? I've run my N's without any band for years and never had any issues with cooling. What happens is the thermostat will walk its way down towards the engine but once there can't go any further and works fine. I've seen many others like it as well. Get a copy of Bruce(VA)'s article saved --- it's in our HOW-TO's forum as well.
N-SERIES TRACTOR OEM THERMOSTAT & UPPER RADIATOR HOSE w/ BAND:
LINK to new original, like hose: