My 71 40 is running hot, are the thermostats availible at NAPA or Advance Auto? Anyone have a part # for it and the gaskets? I'm guessing it's the t-stat, gage is on H and the rad isn't hot. Sound about right?
Your local Napa, Advance will most likely have both those parts in stock, but i believe you can get those parts for almost the same price at your local toyota dealership, i take a likiing to running OEM parts in my cruiser just from past experiences with secondary automotive parts.
Update; Checked the oil today and it was down about a qt. Added some ana topped of the coolant, then drove it back here to school. Ran cool all the way. Would being a qt. low on oil make that much difference? The reason I didn't check the oil before, the pressure gauge was reading high now it is in the middle. ? I still may take out the t-stat this weekend.
Don't run her hot, that just plain mean. I would not think that a quart of oil low would cause a hot condition. My thermostat sticking or low coolant. Perhaps fan clutch, but i'm an 80 guy, don't know much about the 40s.