I'm new here but have participated in forums before. Blown away that this forum exists. Lots of good info here. I believe I have a 1975 Defiant. Problem is there is no lever for the thermostat. Want to fix this. Post below talks about similar issue. http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/help-with-vc-defiant-1975-thermostat-cable-assembly.94915/ This link below shows a pic of maybe what I need? http://www.blackswanhome.com/product/thermostat-older-vermont-castings The attached picture is me holding my iphone behind the stove taking a picture of the thermostat housing with a view of the smole hole in the back. I'm thinking all I need is the lever but not sure how to attach it or (given the picture in the second link above) how that lever will stick out of that hole. Will the housing need to come off to fix? If so what should I use to loosen the bottom screw on the outside of the assembly holding it on? I tried once and slipped and am scared to try again because I don't want to strip that screw/bolt. I'm not very handy but love burning wood. I've been propping the thermostat open with a metal rod to regulate the temperatuer which works very poorly Any help is much appreciated.