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Chrisf695
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heatsheild help
#1261925 - 06/19/06 04:05 AM

I need some help on building a heatshield, and what material i should use, or if i really need one to begin with. i currently have the ru-3530 with bat mtf adaptor. Thanks for the help.

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posthuman63t
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Re: heatsheild help new
#1261930 (Re: Chrisf695) 06/19/06 04:11 AM

sheet metal will work. Many people use a garbage can or possibly even a rubbermade container...but yea, they are made of dif materials. just ty and seal it off to the engine best you can.

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Tourige
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Re: heatsheild help new
#1262072 (Re: posthuman63t) 06/19/06 02:13 PM

Garbage can FTW

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Originally posted by MxRacer:
Originally posted by RawBurt:
I'll be keeping it to myself, until the time comes. It'll be hard to find.




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Tourgasm
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Re: heatsheild help new
#1262317 (Re: Tourige) 06/19/06 07:13 PM

I used aluminum from home depot. Very easy to work with and cut. A Sheet like the one I got was about $11 plus $1 for the pip insulation.




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hotdimmes
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Re: heatsheild help new
#1262336 (Re: Tourgasm) 06/19/06 07:36 PM

Isn't aluminum a good conductor of heat? Wouldn't you want the heat shield to be some sort of insulator?

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Tourgasm
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Re: heatsheild help new
#1262348 (Re: hotdimmes) 06/19/06 07:44 PM

All I know about aluminum besides the basic facts is that it dissapates heat very quickley. If you take amuminum foil out of an oven, it doesn't stay hot for very long. I don't know if this is good or bad for a heatsheild but it does keep out the hot air. honestly, I did it more for asthetics (even though my particular example is not that sexy) The difference between heat sheild and no heat sheild is negligable. it won't shave any time off your 1/4 mile nor will you notice it in day to day driving.

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Tourige
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Re: heatsheild help new
#1262356 (Re: Tourgasm) 06/19/06 07:51 PM

Originally posted by Tourgasm:
The difference between heat sheild and no heat sheild is negligable. it won't shave any time off your 1/4 mile nor will you notice it in day to day driving.




wrong, I agree about the 1/4 mile, but day to day driving you can definatly feel the heatsoak with an open element filter, it gets really bad. I know since i put my heatshield on ive gotten 0 Heatsoak, even this weekend during the tracking of my car, 0 heatsoak.

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99 TRed Contour SVT # 1853 out of 2760
230.2 WHP @ 6500
237.0 WTR @ 2250

Originally posted by MxRacer:
Originally posted by RawBurt:
I'll be keeping it to myself, until the time comes. It'll be hard to find.




much like your weiner.




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Tourgasm
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Re: heatsheild help new
#1262360 (Re: Tourgasm) 06/19/06 07:56 PM

I guess I should have test drove 10 different SVTs with heat sheilds and no heat sheilds before I posted. From my personal experience, I did not notice any sort of difference besides the way it looks and maybe a slight difference in sound. I also don't have a Heat Soak-O-Meter like you apparently do.

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Pudmunkie
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Re: heatsheild help new
#1262392 (Re: Tourgasm) 06/19/06 09:09 PM

Heat soak o meter Its called being in tune with the car. Its not hard to feel when the car is being a dog.

Maybe you just dont drive hard and thats why the difference felt negligable to you... Or the heatsheild was a [censored] design.

Ive been 95% heatsoak free since the fabrication of my heatsheild.

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Alex
'99 SVT Contour

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hotdimmes
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Re: heatsheild help new
#1262401 (Re: Tourgasm) 06/19/06 09:19 PM

I guess they way I was looking at it is if heat is coming towards the aluminum heat shield, the aluminum will transfer the heat to it's other side efficiently, towards the air filter.

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Chris
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