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agdmustang66 06-03-2021 08:34 AM

Whats the best Oil Thermostat to upgrade to?
 
I have car #170 and I live in sunny south FL, with summer upon us and warm weather driving. High temp steering fluid is a must and im also wanting to upgrade the oil thermostat due to the car being a little older and I'm sure the car would benefit from it. What's your recommendation?

FredG 06-03-2021 09:50 AM

Thermostat.
 
I think you have to first decide what type of mounting you want. If you have a remote oil filter, the sandwich type would be the easiest. Otherwise, it will be a standalone unit mounted in the engine compartment. Either way, you will have to make a few new oil lines. Next will be the temperature you want it to open at. I suggest you do a little research on oil operating temperatures. Earls make good ones. Better ones are made by Improved Racing. I installed the Improved Racing sandwich and was very happy with the quality and function of it. Here it is.

Fred

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/d...-131_2_lrg.jpg



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Originally Posted by agdmustang66 (Post 1493598)
I have car #170 and I live in sunny south FL, with summer upon us and warm weather driving. High temp steering fluid is a must and im also wanting to upgrade the oil thermostat due to the car being a little older and I'm sure the car would benefit from it. What's your recommendation?


agdmustang66 06-03-2021 10:27 AM

Yes I have a remote filter, i'll do some more research too. Thanks for the advice. Could you post some pics of your setup?

agdmustang66 06-03-2021 10:31 AM

And if you have any pics of your remote oil pressure setup, mine needs to be updated bad....botch job by previous owner and some rust on the autozone guage haha

eschaider 06-03-2021 11:31 AM

IMO the Improved Racing oil T-Stats are the best choices currently available. They can be had as a stand alone or integrated sandwich style into the oil filter mount. This is a pic of the stand alone unit;
https://www.improvedracing.com/media...85_2_lrg_1.jpg
There is a range of temps you can use different internals to set.

Nicely finished, reasonably small and compact and very nicely conceived.


Ed

agdmustang66 06-03-2021 12:06 PM

oooh pretty, ill look into it thank you. Any pics of your setup?

FredG 06-03-2021 12:44 PM

Setup
 
I am going to post 3 pics that should lay it out for you.
A picture of the unit showing the in and out from the unit and oil cooler.
A picture showing my Canton Remote with oil lines before the thermostat was installed.
A picture showing the unit installed on top of the oil filter and the new configuration of oil lines to/from the engine to the remote. You will have to determine this based upon what engine you have. I have a Roush 427r. You can't see the oil lines running to/from the thermostat because they are facing front.

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/d...umbs/instr.jpg

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/d...thumbs/c22.jpg

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/d...thumbs/f21.jpg

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Originally Posted by agdmustang66 (Post 1493608)
And if you have any pics of your remote oil pressure setup, mine needs to be updated bad....botch job by previous owner and some rust on the autozone guage haha


eschaider 06-03-2021 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by agdmustang66 (Post 1493614)
oooh pretty, ill look into it thank you. Any pics of your setup?

It is in pieces on the bench right now getting a beauty treatment :)

This stat is blissfully simple to plumb and has a very nice warm up behavior. Their doc provides several different install configs from simple to complex. I liked the simple ...

The doc is downloadable from their site if I remember correctly.


Ed

kitcarbp 06-04-2021 05:45 AM

Ed, Fred, thanks for this info, improved racing seems to have very high quality products. Never knew about them before your post! Properly engineered products.

Bill

eschaider 06-04-2021 01:10 PM

I know, Bill — made in the US and patented!

They have checked off a lot of the boxes ...


Ed

TexasSnake 06-05-2021 11:57 AM

Iím running a Canton 22-480 with Canton billet mounting bracket. It works fantastic and has a very nice look. I will try to post a picture of the installation.

dunerat 01-20-2022 12:08 PM

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Improved Racing

Grubby 01-20-2022 02:17 PM

I bought the Improved Racing unit as shown by Eschaider.

It will be on ERA 838 when I get it.

I used the Canton remote unit on my last build. It worked as expected. For what it is worth the Improved Racing piece looks nicer and is better designed. It will make install easier and cleaner.

John

eschaider 01-20-2022 02:47 PM

You will love it, John. The install plumbing is blissfully simple and the unit works just as we intuitively expect it to — total operational invisibility.


Ed

sd427 01-21-2022 05:51 PM

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Agreed. Mine has the integrated oil filter fitting, I replaced the existing remote oil filter housing, and minimal changes to the oil line routing were needed.

FredG 01-22-2022 07:37 AM

Works like a charm
 
It's been over a year since I installed the sandwich style oil thermostat and it's been working like a charm. No issues whatsoever.

Fred



Quote:

Originally Posted by FredG (Post 1493616)
I am going to post 3 pics that should lay it out for you.
A picture of the unit showing the in and out from the unit and oil cooler.
A picture showing my Canton Remote with oil lines before the thermostat was installed.
A picture showing the unit installed on top of the oil filter and the new configuration of oil lines to/from the engine to the remote. You will have to determine this based upon what engine you have. I have a Roush 427r. You can't see the oil lines running to/from the thermostat because they are facing front.

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/d...umbs/instr.jpg

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/d...thumbs/c22.jpg

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/d...thumbs/f21.jpg


tortuga 01-25-2022 05:16 PM

Using a Canton
 
I installed to keep the oil warm in winter more than anything, my oil temp goes to 100c like clockwork. If you really feed her the onions i've seen as much as 107 or so.


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