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Big D
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posted 09-13-2002 04:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do any on you use the Insulating Exhaust Wrap material on your Headers ???

I have some clearence problems around the cable where it connects to the clutch...

Is one brand better than others... I've seen DEI Exhast Wrap and Thermotec...

Also,,, 2" must be better to work with than 1"... The less wraps the better...

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MDF99
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posted 09-13-2002 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MDF99   Click Here to Email MDF99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use some wrap in a couple of places on my
headers where the clutch cable comes close to touching. I twisted some stiff wire around each end of the wrap to hold it on. So far I've had no meltage, the wrap seems to be doing its job. I can't remember what brand I have, it's 2" from Jegs.

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Mpcoluv
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posted 09-13-2002 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would put an insulating sleeve on the cable instead.
Street headers commonly fall apart after a year or so with the insulating wrap.
If you have high dollar stainless steel headers, then go for it.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 09-13-2002 08:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...one problem that I've seen with wrap is with uncoated header pipes: if you wash your engine, or trailer it in the rain and NOT start it up soon after, the wrap will hold the moisture on the header pipe and rust it very quickly!!

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-13-2002 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Insulate the items you are concerned with DOn, not the headers.

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Big D
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posted 09-14-2002 03:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Insulate the items you are concerned with DOn, not the headers.


Alex,,, You took the words right out of my MOUTH...

That is exactly what I will do... I already have a small sleeve on the cable that they supply with it... The cable still needs more protection... So WRAP it,,,it is...

Thanks,,,

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 09-16-2002 07:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Big D:
,,,You....still need more protection... So WRAP it,,,

Funny - That's what I tell my two teenage sons just before they head out on the town with their curvy girl-friends...

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RickBook
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posted 09-16-2002 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RickBook     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree with wrapping the cable, however, what would be the harm in wrapping the headers also?

Not overkill on the cable - just add the header wrap to help keep engine bay temp down?

Inquiring mind.

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TomP
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posted 09-23-2002 01:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the harm is that keeping the extreme heat inside the tubes with crack the them...i've had to repair several headers with big square chunks missing from being wrapped.

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jkilroy
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posted 09-23-2002 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If your headers are not coated, send them to the JetHot folks first. This will make a huge difference in under hood temp. After that, feel free to wrap them. If you wrap uncoated headers they will rust very quickly.

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