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Old 06-12-2019, 10:44 PM
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Just got back from several days on the Hotrod Power Tour- Had a blast...


Had some packages waiting for me-so I'd thought I'd get my electric power steering motor covered up and protected from heat-

I whipped it up out of fiberglass- then covered it with Thermo Tec heat barrier- looks like it has the lava rock material..

Used some weather stripping to seal it up against the firewall-



Test fit-


Not that expensive about $20-


Whats behind it-


Not that tough to wrap-



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Old 06-13-2019, 11:06 AM
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:11 AM
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My Corvette the same color what color is that
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My Corvette the same color what color is that
I had the gas door scanned and they say it's a Renault colour although the paperwork says its Ford Vivid Yellow. My plan was to go back to the original Ontario orange but the yellow has come up nice and it seems to be an easy colour to touch up
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:21 AM
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My Corvette the same color what color is that
Thinking about it, a mate has a 74 and his is the original Corvette Bright Yellow which is probably the same as yours

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Old 06-13-2019, 08:24 PM
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Decided to get rid of the factory hood latch system n install these.





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Old 06-13-2019, 09:38 PM
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Decided to get rid of the factory hood latch system n install these
NICE- are those the QL50s or the 38s?
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:57 AM
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Needs a little touching up but a huge improvement on the current ones
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:46 AM
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Always happy to see when the older Corvettes outnumber the later models out and about. So many get togethers and cruises show off the C5's and up (and now mostly C6's).

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Yesterday on a dinner cruise with the local Vette club I rolled the odometer over for the 5th time. Car now has over 500,000 kms on it. Original paint doesn't look too bad as long as you don't get up close and personal.



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Yesterday on a dinner cruise with the local Vette club I rolled the odometer over for the 5th time. Car now has over 500,000 kms on it. Original paint doesn't look too bad as long as you don't get up close and personal.



That blows me away! Over 300,000 miles on any car is amazing, but doing it in a Corvette in the rust belt is even more amazing!
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:10 AM
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[QUOTE=Richard454;1599573559] thought I'd get my electric power steering motor covered up and protected from heat-


I love all you have done on your car,,,
But, with all due respect, something about your new heat sheald looks like it will trap more heat than it will reflect, ,, , it looks awesome, and we'll made,, i m just not sure it will produce the desired results,,,
I too am on a "quest" to reduce and reflect high heat from components in the engine compartment, ,
Slowly getting progress,,,,teddy,,
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I believe the QL25s. They are the ones with all the tiny Allen screws to anchor the locking ring under the hood. Very well made and so far lock solid. I think there is still room for my wiper linkage as well. Pretty easy install.
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Waiting for the UPS guy to arrive with the new Lokar throttle cable. The old one broke after seven years and it was the universal Mr Gasket style that sold for $27 complete. At work, some guy with a slighly mod'd Audi A5, who always tells me his car is a "Corvette Killer' laughed when i told him I broke the cable. He said that it's just a bicycle cable. I responded, that's right, it is a bicycle style cable that has been used for over 100 years and will take ten minutes to fix. I asked him, how his 'fly by wire' throttle would do after it fails or after it's seven or eight years old?
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:28 PM
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After more than a year finally getting rear end put back together.Too much of reality happening and not enough fun shop time!😀


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Old 06-14-2019, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Jamess411 View Post
I believe the QL25s. They are the ones with all the tiny Allen screws to anchor the locking ring under the hood. Very well made and so far lock solid. I think there is still room for my wiper linkage as well. Pretty easy install.
THANKS- I found them- looks like they have 3 sizes...

I'm running a short hood- so shouldn't be a problem.


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I love all you have done on your car,,,
But, with all due respect, something about your new heat sheald looks like it will trap more heat than it will reflect, ,, , it looks awesome, and we'll made,, i m just not sure it will produce the desired results,,,
I too am on a "quest" to reduce and reflect high heat from components in the engine compartment, ,
Slowly getting progress,,,,teddy,,
Hey Teddy-

Thank you

Yep- I was thinking the same thing...I am going to use a bendable fiberboard on the bottom to seal up the from the heat.

The BMW manifolds are double layered- supposedly to act as a heat shield. AND I have covered the exhaust in "Basalt" socks to help with thw heat. We'll see.

Form able fiberboard heat shield-


Thermoflex -pretty impressive stuff-









Even covered the splash shields ...
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THANKS- I found them- looks like they have 3 sizes...

I'm running a short hood- so shouldn't be a problem.




Hey Teddy-

Thank you

Yep- I was thinking the same thing...I am going to use a bendable fiberboard on the bottom to seal up the from the heat.

The BMW manifolds are double layered- supposedly to act as a heat shield. AND I have covered the exhaust in "Basalt" socks to help with thw heat. We'll see.

Form able fiberboard heat shield-


Thermoflex -pretty impressive stuff-









Even covered the splash shields ...
Looking good Richard, that stuff is impressive.
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Thanks for your reply and thoughts, Richard,,,,
The "box" idea makes sense, , and the thermal barrier products seem awesome, ,, , I still have a extremely antiquated exhaust system on mine, and it only generates heat under my floor wells,,, ( remember long tube headers, with '69 factory side pipes,, ,)
I will do it properly one winter season,, till then, I'll keep adding reflective barriers inside and out,,


I will add to this thread, ,, i just put 175 miles on my new TKO 5spd from SST last wknd,,, WOW, I really am loving it!!! ,,,,,,,,,teddy,,,,,,,,
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