Where can I get this thermostat?

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hey everyone 

between the two Subaru EA81 aircraft engines I have, the one I decided on using didn't have a thermostat housing so I'm robbing the one off the other but would eventually like to replace it with the same one. Does anyone know where I can get this? It's 1" in and out and 3/4" bypass. 

 

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Is this an automotive part?

I've never seen anything like it before in the aircraft world. 

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The blue thermostat housing looks like the one Stratus supplied with the EA-81s they were selling. I replaced that one with a remote thermostat for a BMW or Audi that I picked up at an auto parts store.  I had to do a bid of adapting to hook up the bypass line but the other two fittings were of the right size. 1" i think. Try searching for a remote thermostat housing for the cooling system and I think you'll find what I did. The part no. is at another location so it will be at least a week before I'll have it. If you can wait I'll try to get it and post it here.

Jackak

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Is this an automotive part?

I've never seen anything like it before in the aircraft world. 

I have no clue but my guess is yes. I believe between the two engines I have the one this came from was built by stratus so I may try contacting them I just can't locate any contact numbers or emails. 

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I don't think any of the Subaru converters exist anymore. 

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I don't know about the dual carb Stratus engines, but I think the stock manifold on the single carb Soobs had the thermostat in it - Try contacting Suberavid since he has been using a Stratus engine for a long time.  The lastest company, Stratus2000 is out of business.  Maybe RAM or the builder in Colorado would know?  EDMO

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Ok thanks guys, I was afraid to hear about the outta business thing. 

The single carb engine in my plane has a custom aluminum intake for the increased air and fuel of the Weber carb so I don't have the thermostat. But I've figured out how to plumb this one in I just was hoping to eventually replace it. I dislike having incomplete engines around. 

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hey everyone 

between the two Subaru EA81 aircraft engines I have, the one I decided on using didn't have a thermostat housing so I'm robbing the one off the other but would eventually like to replace it with the same one. Does anyone know where I can get this? It's 1" in and out and 3/4" bypass. 

 

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Try www.ipsco.org  you might find something suitable there. 

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I got a replacement  for that thermostat from auto zone. Their part no. is 13578 . It's manufactured by Slant, at Connersville, IN.  Phone no. 765-825-3121. Hope this helps.

Jack

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