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Old 06-25-2006, 10:15 AM
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Great Job, Looks great. If someone would like I have Autodesk Inventor 10 coming in the mail. The program is huge tho 3.2 gig DVD-rom.
Can I get a copy of it? I know they're HUGE!! I tried copying it off the school computer but it was way too big
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Hey Glue, you can always just spray paint that cardboard piece. Problem solved.
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Old 06-25-2006, 03:13 PM
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Hey Glue, you can always just spray paint that cardboard piece. Problem solved.
Maybe I should

I bought some aluminum sheet from RONA and some pipe insulation wrap to cover the outside of it and i'm gonna cover the pipe too because I bought too much lol

Total cost so far is $20 Canadian. $4 for the aluminum and $16 for the pipe wrap



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Aluminium

I think aluminium would work fine for what you want to do. What you might do is get some small peices of aluminium like 2"x2" and make test peices. Paint them with diff paints and such, you can even get that rhino liner stuff in a can. I don't think it's "Rhino liner" but the same kind of stuff? Put these peices in a hot part of the eng, but where it will cause no damage like next to the exhuast manifold to see what will stand up to the heat. You might even try some of that BBQ Grill paint, they make a few diff colors for grill paint. If it was me I would just go with the aluminium look or maybe sand it to give it that brushed look. Aluminium will get hot, but it also should cool down fast too. When or if you try the peices try differant thicknesses to see what will get hotter and stays cooler. You don't have to put it next to the manifold it was just an idea, but where you are putting the shild at would be just fine.
Good luck, I will like to see the finished product.
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I cut out the aluminum sheild. Took 1 hour and about a gallon of sweat Then I spray painted both sides with some black high heat paint. Took the Intake off, wrapped it with the pipe insulation, then put some on the outside portion of the heat sheild. I was pretty surprised at how much wrap I had left over. I think I only used a quarter or a third Then I put it all together...

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Looks good glue. How close to the hood is it when you close it?
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it's about half or a quarter inch away, very little. I was thinking of some rubber tube that I could put on the tip of the sheild to completely seal the gap, but I seriously don't wanna spend any more on it. It only cost me $20!!!
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Good job on the heat shield. Your "hold down" for the intake looks just like what I used to have.



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it's about half or a quarter inch away, very little. I was thinking of some rubber tube that I could put on the tip of the sheild to completely seal the gap, but I seriously don't wanna spend any more on it. It only cost me $20!!!
yep....The airaid one comes with a rubber seal around the top edge. I was thinking that maybe you could find some sort of door moulding that would work. It can't be expensive for as small a piece as you would need. Looks really good so far though!
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Good job on the heat shield. Your "hold down" for the intake looks just like what I used to have.
Mine actually came with 3 zip ties I bought a tool bench and it came with 2 mire straps. I cut a piece to size, painted it black and used it as a tie down When it comes to making stuff, I can do anything

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