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mustang68mustangs
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posted 03-22-2002 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I just ordered a Holley alum heat shield and it comes with a 3/8 insulating spacer.I just wanted to know if I will experience any loss or gain with this little spacer.I can already see that I need to open up the spacer hole and the hole in the heatshield to match my intake.I almost forgot, the divider in my intake is already cut down a half inch on the Weiand Stealth. This is going on my 466 560 horse.I was having a vapor lock problem because of the tight confines of the engine bay in my 68 stang.
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-22-2002 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 351C in my Sprint was having a real bad vapor lock problem, and I bought one of those heat shields. It cured the problem 100%

I'd say you'd pick up a little throttle response, but at 3/8" probably not enough to notice.

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Fastymz
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posted 03-22-2002 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know it's not what you asked.But a scoop will help alot with getting cool air in and around the carb.Even a small scoop can make a big difference.

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mustang68mustangs
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posted 03-22-2002 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve I was just hoping It wouldnt have a neg effect.I hope it cures my problem too.I wont really know until it gets warm out here.
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mustang68mustangs
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posted 03-22-2002 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Fastymz I have a 6" cowl hood on it but it still gets hot on those 90 degree days.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-22-2002 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On mine it got so hot you couldn't touch the carb, and you could hear and feel the fuel boiling inside the bowls. I was also battling a cooling problem at the time.

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Fastymz
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posted 03-22-2002 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you checked your fuel lines, to make sure they are not to close to any heat.


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mustang68mustangs
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posted 03-22-2002 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Steve I could also hear the fuel perculating in the carb.
Fastymz I did check all of that also.i was careful to route all of my lines away from heat.Its just that everything is so tight in there with the big block.but she sure does run!!

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Fastymz
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posted 03-22-2002 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BOB,She must run real good.
Do you have any pictures of the engine in the car.
What temp dose the motor run at?


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mustang68mustangs
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posted 03-22-2002 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I forwarded some pics to you Scoop.I wish I could put the pics of my car on this site but I dont have a computer .I only have web tv.
Bob

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posted 03-22-2002 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The motor runs around 210 right now but I wanna get it down around 180. I have a few more tricks up my sleeve for this summer to ge
the temp down.
Bob

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Richard Swart
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posted 03-23-2002 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Swart   Click Here to Email Richard Swart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Be careful with the kind of heat sheild that has a lot of alm. plates and gaskits under neath it. I broke two 650 dp throttle plates.

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posted 03-23-2002 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the heads up Rich I didnt like the looks of that kind of heatshield. anyway Jegs sells them.I got mine in the mail already.I looks like I may have to move some things around on the intake to clear the shield maybe even trim it.
BOB

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