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    FWD Thermostat housing

    Looking for a FWDP thermostat housing. Just spoke to Cindy and they're out with no ETA.
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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    Quote Originally Posted by Nemesismachine View Post
    Looking for a FWDP thermostat housing. Just spoke to Cindy and they're out with no ETA.
    Crap, I want one too.
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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    The last two I bought from rock auto were cast housings not stamped tin like stock very nice in my opinion and very cheap just not as pretty as the fwd oneAttachment 64894

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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_Hemenway View Post
    The last two I bought from rock auto were cast housings not stamped tin like stock very nice in my opinion and very cheap just not as pretty as the fwd one
    I don't see a cast one, do you have a link?
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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    Quote Originally Posted by chromguy View Post
    I don't see a cast one, do you have a link?
    https://www.autozone.com/cooling-hea...-3030/848051_0
    Tailgate at your own risk.

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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    Thanks Harry.
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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    Check with RockAuto. Maybe they will tool up and make some for the community

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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris W View Post
    Check with RockAuto. Maybe they will tool up and make some for the community

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    I can't believe in 2020 there still isn't a sarcastic font. Would RockAuto tool up and make these? I searched your site and didn't see them in stock. And if FWDP started making and selling a version of above.... I'd have some feels about that too.

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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    What came first the chicken or the egg? Or in this case the FWDP version or TU's version of the "billet" 2.2/2.5 thermostat housing. Get a patent, or get over it (lol). Even a patent would be expired by now! Life is too short people.
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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    Maybe I should machine some up

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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    Quote Originally Posted by GLHNSLHT2 View Post
    Maybe I should machine some up
    Perhaps a good group buy
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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    Here is a hint to whoever makes some in the future. If you make some machined without color (hard anodizing), get those clear anodized so they last. That is really the point of anodizing, not just to color them for aesthetic purposes. That goes for anyone making anything out of aluminum like thermostat housings, fuel rails, finished intake manifolds, whatchamajigger, etc. If you're know your going to be anodizing something your welding, choose the correct alloy welding rod that will accept anodizing.
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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    Quote Originally Posted by GLHNSLHT2 View Post
    Maybe I should machine some up
    Well Jay, maybe with that statement your on "their" list now. Just what our vendors need is another vendor or a wisenheimer (lol). Make sure you make it just like the others, but with one less or one more rib. It will be your own design then, and no one can claim otherwise.
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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    Quote Originally Posted by 4 l-bodies View Post
    What came first the chicken or the egg? Or in this case the FWDP version or TU's version of the "billet" 2.2/2.5 thermostat housing. Get a patent, or get over it (lol). Even a patent would be expired by now! Life is too short people.
    Todd
    Seems like some mistook our post. It wasnt about having our design copied by another vendor, it was about supporting the vendors who support the community.
    Purchasing from the free magnet vendor takes valuable funds from the companies that have been committed to this community for over 20 years. Many complain why we are out of 3" swingvalves and our other unique products. The manufacture of them requires capital that was once made from products being purchased at generic vendors now. They could give a rat's --- about this community.

    Sorry for the misunderstanding of our post.

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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    Why do venders like FWD Performance and TurbosUnleashed not have these in stock?
    MAYBE....they sold out and was not worth making more? Sales slow? Cost to make them vs price needed to sell them and what customers will pay?

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    Sales on many turbo dodge parts I make are slow sellers. Truth, I have sold more in the last 2 months than I have sold in the last 3 years.
    ALSO...on some parts there is a large cost to tool-up/molds/etc...some times hard to justify.
    I did make something new a couple years ago. Put it out there "who would want these?"...many, many people said they wanted them.....sold less than 10. They sit on the shelf.
    Take the SDAC car shows I have been to. 90 percent have cheap Chinese mounts on your cars. Why should I keep making good ones?

    So when you cant find "the good stuff" because everyone buys cheap stuff, why would the FWD Dodge venters spend time and money to develop or keep making things you want?
    Great stuff for great cars! Poly engine mounts and bushings at: http://www.polybushings.com

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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    Chris, no offense taken.

    I spoke with Chris earlier today about these. I bought a couple 15 years ago or so with the intent of fixing my Horizon up. When I got out of that car, I started selling off my inventory of parts because of a massive vendor f*ck up. That fire sale included 2 of these housings I had purchased. When I started this post here no vendors had one available anymore, so I bought one from the here's-a-free-magnet-because-your-order-is-never-shipped-right company. This wasn't a dig at our vendors, since a couple of them are stand up. The housing I found was a decent alternative to a NLA product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris W View Post
    Check with RockAuto. Maybe they will tool up and make some for the community

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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    I was under the impression rockauto was an approved vendor for this forum. I'm sorry I brought them up just trying to help annother enthusiast get a product somil6to what they wanted.

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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    Thanks for continuing to stock the parts you guys do.
    What should we do about the T-stat housing?

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    Re: FWD Thermostat housing

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_Hemenway View Post
    I was under the impression rockauto was an approved vendor for this forum...
    They are. I mentioned what I did because I always have issues when ordering from them. Gaskets that fall apart like playing card gum, mismatched brake calipers, parts cut open, etc.
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