Project 2: Thermostat & Housing Replacement
Applicable Years: C1, C2, C3
Skill level: 1 Wrench
Tools required: sockets, ratchet, razor scraper, screwdriver
Time required: 1 hour
Parts source: Paragon Reproductions
The thermostat housing on my '67 big-block was looking a bit shoddy, and the old warhorse has a tendency to run hot in summer traffic, so I thought it would be a good idea to replace the stock thermostat with a 160-degree unit when I put a new housing on the engine. This is an easy project that will help your engine to run cooler and make the engine look nicer-especially if you're doing some additional cleanup and detailing while you're at it, as I did.