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Setting adjustable oil thermostat?

I have an earlier motor (1970) with an adjustment screw on the top of the oil thermostat (for internal oil cooler, not external). I am looking for information on how to setup and use this feature. Right now, I have it set to be closed at room temp (routing oil back into motor), but I have no real idea on how it should be set, or if the adjustment screw on the top really controls at what temp the thermostat will open.
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Kevin,

Show us a picture or five.

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Grady -

I'll get pix tonight when I get back home. In the meantime, the adjustment method is a simple set screw with a locking nut. You screw it in or out, and the internal section of the thermostat moves in the same direction.
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when in doubt TEST!. I have one of the same from my 69T motor but haven't tried adjusting it. How about dropping your thermostat in a pot of oil then heat the thermostat up in the oil. test with a cooking tehrmometer,adjust to you liking?

How variable are the thermostat's anyway? Out of the 3 I had 2 didn't work so I had to buy a new one. Glad I did anyway since the openings are HUGE compared to a 2.0 or even the 2.4 thermostat.
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Simply run the motor until the oil cooler gets hot. Note the temp on the gauge at which point the cooler gets hot. If you want it to open at a lower temp, tighten it in. If you want it to open at a higher temp, back it out.

Shoot for 180 deg F.
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