View Full Version : Thermostat gasket

08-06-2004, 08:28 AM
I need a part number for a thermostat and gasket

1976 351 Ford (pleasurcraft)
REVERSE rotation (different from anything else)



08-06-2004, 08:53 AM
The part number is on the old one. When you take the original in to match it up, they'll be able to get the right gasket, too.

08-06-2004, 09:06 AM
my boat didn't come with one (motor was in pieces)

Autozone can't match anything without a part #

And even my local MS dealer doesn't have any in stock (nor do they have a part #, too old)

08-06-2004, 09:43 AM
In case anyone cares... I talked to tech service at SkiDim.com

I described my thermostat housing, apparently it isn't the stock one. It might be from an Escort or Commander conversion.

I'm just going to get some gasket material and make one.

SKidim is great!!!

08-06-2004, 12:18 PM
Personally - I don't use a gasket on my thermostat. I pull mine each year to winterize, then put it back. Then when the air temps warm up a bit - I pull the 160 for fall/spring (for more heat of the heater) & drop in a 140 during the "hot" months. When it cools again - back goes the 160. Anyway - I quit using gaskets years ago on that particular area & haven't had a leak yet.

just my .02 worth.....

08-09-2004, 03:48 PM
I had a Commander and made my own thermostate gaskets all the time (well, at least twice).

Like Tim says...Git R Done

08-09-2004, 10:29 PM
What's the biggest difference with the Escort XL 351.
Talked to Skidim today and they said bracketry, exhaust and spark plugs. As noted above, thermostat housing is different. What do I have to look forward to with the Escort engine and where do I get info on the engine.

08-14-2004, 11:10 PM
mine leaks without a gasket. I ended up making one out of some gaskets laying around the garage, and then puting a coat of sealer on top of that. it only has a super slow leak now.