T-Stat Gasket PN?

Discussion in ''Da Nailhead' started by jmos4, May 13, 2021.

  1. jmos4

    jmos4 Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    Anyone know of a T-staye gasket part number that actually fits, the generic one I got from NAPA the slots don't line up with the holes and go 1/8" beyond the housing.

  2. gsgtx

    gsgtx Silver Level contributor

    always got mine from TA-Performance or Carmen maybe Tom T. has them
  3. jmos4

    jmos4 Well-Known Member

    Hi again,

    I probably got my last one from the above sources, just figured it would be nice to know a good part number that maybe a local parts store could get, most likely going to cut my own instead of waiting.

    Either way would be good to have a part number that fits correctly.

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  4. Buford

    Buford Old guy member

    Buick number 1192735...aftermarket Mahle (Victor) C26565 (duplicate of original)... Rock Auto has one left at $1.00.
    Happy Motoring!
  5. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    I often cut my own gaskets from bulk gasket material. (Especially when "I need one now", or do not want to pay eleventy billion dollars and wait 347 weeks for it to ship from 34.65429pi miles away)

    Use a 3/8 extension and "roll/slide" and it will cut or at lease make good impression.
    Or use a small ball peen hammer and gently peen around the edges.
    Finish up with scissors or x-acto as needed.

    There are other tips/tricks folks use that may help.

    (A lot of folks may already "know this stuff", but we all learned it somewhere.)
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  6. 322bnh

    322bnh Well-Known Member

    Make your own: put the remnants of the old gasket between layers of clear plastic and scan (flatbed scanner); put the thermostat housing on scanner and scan; have someone scan a new correct gasket and send you the file, then print "actual size" for all methods. Using label glue attach the printed image to the gasket paper. Cut out with whatever safe method you are allowed to use :D. I use a burr on a dremel for intricate details like carb cover gaskets.
  7. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    Yesterday I picked up two of the C26565 gaskets at Auto Zone. They didn't have them in stock, but they were able to get them for me.
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