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Old 03-31-2010, 02:25 AM   #1
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HOME MADE CAI cont. Heat Sheild fab 1st attempt

All posts have generally all said a heat shield is necessary. THIS IS NOT MY FINISHED FABRICATION. Just need more time, one more attempt with with a larger piece of aluminum and a distributer that sells rubber weather stripping. It is SOOOO ugly right now, I need rubber!!!!

All comments negative or positive help the process.


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this would be the model from scratch.
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:19 AM   #3
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Aluminum conducts heat a lot faster than stainless or plastic (like all the other heat shields). You won't be doing yourself any good after it heats up with the rest of your engine bay.
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Here s what you need.
http://www.eplastics.com/Plastic/ABS...-Plastic-Sheet
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Make a simple drawing and get a machine or fab shop to bend one up for you if you don't have access to a press brake.

For weatherstripping, sealing, adhesives, radiant heat insulation and just about anything else you'd ever need go to www.mcmaster.com
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:39 AM   #6
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THANKS GUYS, the aluminum was malleable so it was easy to see how it need to fit in there.


G-townmach, did a machine shop fab that exhaust bracket for you??
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:42 AM   #7
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THANKS GUYS, the aluminum was malleable so it was easy to see how it need to fit in there.


G-townmach, did a machine shop fab that exhaust bracket for you??
I'm a machinist. I made it myself. Not a bracket. It's a driveshaft tunnel brace.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:15 PM   #9
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I envy your job, I went to tcu and played football there. Should have just went to a trade school
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I envy your job, I went to tcu and played football there. Should have just went to a trade school
Haha... I'm a Blinn college dropout.

Well it looks like you've got some mechanical skills regardless. Keep working on your cai, I'm sure it'll turn out great.

If I were you I'd just go to your local fab shop and get em to bend you up a simple aluminum shield. Then just line it inside and out with some radiant heat insulation foam.
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Do you think your brackets increase torque? I know the more solid things are the better the motor can torque it around.... Like engine mounts and such...
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Do you think your brackets increase torque? I know the more solid things are the better the motor can torque it around.... Like engine mounts and such...
I don't know about increased torque, but they do keep the driveshaft tunnel area from flexing so much. PM me if you want more details... We don't want to hijack your thread.
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Looks like you're on the right track RBC!
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I spent 25 years as a tool maker / millwright, it was fun for the first 5 years ... LOL ...
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At 24 (just grad in june) with a bachelors from a fancy school, it feels kinda worthless. I apply for jobs all day, and read Camaro5.... No employment yet. someday...
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THANKS GUYS, the aluminum was malleable so it was easy to see how it need to fit in there.


G-townmach, did a machine shop fab that exhaust bracket for you??
And Gtown, who fabbed that Avatar for you? LOL
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I spent 25 years as a tool maker / millwright, it was fun for the first 5 years ... LOL ...
Right!!

Alot of people around my age (24) say they wish they were machinists so they could make stuff. I tell em, you better be good at math and good at being on your feet for 13 hours a day and not mind loud CNC's and breathing coolant mist constantly. That usually turns them away.
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Right!!

Alot of people around my age (24) say they wish they were machinists so they could make stuff. I tell em, you better be good at math and good at being on your feet for 13 hours a day and not mind loud CNC's and breathing coolant mist constantly. That usually turns them away.

LOL... You got that right, that's why I retired ... My back and legs are shot ...
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