Fox Anyone Use A Csr Water Neck?

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by LtDavis, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. I'm changing my thermostat and figured it'd be a good time to change to a fancy kind of thermostat housing but I want to make sure its any good before I spend the money. I tried doing a search, couldn't seem to find anything specifically about the CSR. Not interested in a cheapo chrome water neck.

    Only posting link to show what I'm talking about: http://www.summitracing.com/search/Brand/CSR-Performance/Part-Type/Water-Necks
     
  2. That's crazy money for a waterneck. Never had a problem with the $15 cast iron one from Autozone. Those are guaranteed to work.

    Kurt
     
  3. Depends on how much dress-up under the hood you eventually want to have. I've always like the ones with the AN fitting for the over flow. Like Kurt though, I have a hard time justifying a hundred bucks to have one.
     
  4. I would skip it too. Plenty of other things to spend that kind of money on
     
  5. $100!?!?
     

  6. There's a couple engine bays around here that look like glass!

    Trying to remember who has the red vert with white interior. :chin
     
  7. Only ever used them on race cars or show cars. Can find similar ones cheaper though. They look kick ass though.
     
  8. If you are running a braided steel line to the radiator it's a worthwhile investment. It's still cheaper than buying an aluminum one, cutting it down and having an AN fitting welded to it.

    Kurt
     
  9. We better alert @RacEoHolic330 right away. This will make it 40.1k. :chin
     
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  10. I forget the brand of my aluminum neck. I went the route of buying a neck and having a - 16AN bung welded on. I know I didn't have $100 into that thing though.
     
  11. You got lucky. I figure $25 for an aluminum neck, who knows, like $35 for a -16 an fitting, and $50 to Weld it.

    Kurt
     
  12. What's the benefit other than pretty?
     
  13. I agree that its expensive, but in this day and age where the US Dollar is worthless, even a small machined aluminum part is going to be expensive as hell. I'm interested if anyone actually has one of these installed, and if they have/had any problems with it. Yes its one of those little pieces just to look pretty. I figured while I'm swapping the thermostat I can take advantage and upgrade another little piece under the hood, isn't that how most of us do it?
     
  14. That would be @Ozz
     
  15. I use a CSR water filler neck, a little different that you would be using but for what it's worth, it is top quality as far as construction goes and has worked perfectly in my application.

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  16. we use something like what nick has but its a moroso
     
  17. I think it's a great piece, but hard to justify $100 for it. I polished up my stock one instead. @madspeed ... got the new shiny alternator and other shiny installed with the new top end. Just need to put on the chrome MM strut tower brace.

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  18. I got mine welded at the same time as my valve cover fitting. I think he did it for $20, so that helped.
     

  19. I seriously doubt that you will have any trouble at all with it. If you like it, get it. I'd bet a paycheck that it's a quality piece. I mean... It's CSR. :)