79 Canadian Mini

Started by skmini, December 30, 2015, 12:07:37 PM

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MiniDave

Just noticed the thermostat housing faces the other way????
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

MPlayle

As he stated earlier: Canadian Smog head.

skmini

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Quote from: MiniDave on January 23, 2023, 11:33:49 AMJust noticed the thermostat housing faces the other way????
This was to accommodate the air injection pump, which used to be above the alternator in the space where the upper rad hose would normally go.  The air injection pump and associated plumbing is long gone, but the thermostat housing, rad, top rad support bracket and water pump pulley with an extra pulley are still there.  I replaced all the accessory studs on the engine, which is when I found out that the thermostat housing not only points a different direction, but is taller and requires longer studs.

I briefly thought about getting a new rad, bracket and thermostat housing but decided not to since there's actually nothing wrong with them.

Photo from a Canadian Mini brochure.  Just noticed this engine bay is missing the Canadian heater blower that replaces the air intake elbow in the lower left of the picture.


MiniDave

Looks the same as a smog era Sprite!
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

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