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I started to tear down my 1950 Farmall M... Named him "Mo"... As I'm in the process of removing the radiator, I was shocked to find out that it did not have a thermostat or thermostat gasket. I went down to the local gas station and talked to some of the old farmers... Come to find out, thats a common thing around southern Indiana.. ANYWAY... I pulled the water pump to help with the removal of the radiator. When I pulled it off the block, the gasket crumbled into 3 or 4 pieces... Just wanting to know what I should use for material to make a new gasket... Cork?

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Those gaskets are available from the dealer. I got my last ones from Messicks.
 

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I started to tear down my 1950 Farmall M... Named him "Mo"... As I'm in the process of removing the radiator, I was shocked to find out that it did not have a thermostat or thermostat gasket. I went down to the local gas station and talked to some of the old farmers... Come to find out, thats a common thing around southern Indiana.. ANYWAY... I pulled the water pump to help with the removal of the radiator. When I pulled it off the block, the gasket crumbled into 3 or 4 pieces... Just wanting to know what I should use for material to make a new gasket... Cork?

Thanks in advance...
my thermostat had moved up into the top hose of radiator stuck sideways looked like a butterfly valve the way it was in there, anyhow when i replaced it all i had a 195 degree thermostat it seems to now run a little cooler.
 

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Mine didn't have a thermostat in it either. When I done an inframe on my engine I put a stat back in it and it runs so much better now that the engine stays warm. If your Case/IH dealer is 45 miles away like mine, order it on-line or get a sheet of gasket paper and paper your own.
 
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