I could never get mine to warm up enough to even run the heater until I
installed a thermostat
>Sent: Monday, September 30, 1996 11:58 AM
>Subject: Re: Overheating caused by timing problems?
>Randy Rees writes:
>> Wow? Got me sounds like maybe then thermostat is not opening and letting
>> enough water to the radiator. I would pull the thermostat completely and
>> see what happens. it will take longer for the water to warm up but
>> should not overheat.
>This is possibly incorrect. I don't know the exact thermodynamics
>involved, but the Manual is very clear about using a "thermostat
>blanking sleeve" when removing the thermostat. The implication is that
>the car will actually run hotter with no thermostat and no blanking
>sleeve; can anybody back this up with charts and graphs?
>(BTW, Moss has recently introduced a repro blanking sleeve; it's the
>first I've seen since I got this albatross four years ago...)
>Todd.Mullins@nrlssc.navy.mil On the lovely Mississippi (USA) Coast
>'74 MGB Tourer with four-row core and 180deg thermostat
>"I could go at any time..."