Thanx man for the good news... saw the stainless steel setup from one of our members but close to 2 grand ...looks like a one off piece though, purty. Guess Motorcraft OEM in my future. She's leaking a little from just the housing but I should replace the inlet tube (2W9Z-9N499-AC) while I'm going down on her.
Well, got the OEM thermostat crossover and outlet tube but because I was dropped on my head as a kid I forgot they come a la carte and didn't come with the o-rings. Is there a set like Fel-Pro that comes with all 5. I'm assuming that the o-ring for the t-stat housing comes with that unit but I still need the other 4.
Thanx old timer..glad to see you're still on boards after all these years...shepherding the uninitiated through the darkness that is the 'technical marvel' LS...ya gotta luv to wrench with this fabulous piece of engineering