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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 19, 2:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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need help with heat issue in the cab please!!!!!!

so i have a 1981 camaro that is motor swapped with a 427 BBC an the car runs good and is solid however ive noticed that after driving at about 50-60 for awhile or just driving in genaral the driver side foot well heats up fast i know this is due to the headers warmming up how should i go about reflecting the heat so i can drive with out having my feet roasted????? (it is carb no blower or turbo..............yet)
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Re: need help with heat issue in the cab please!!!!!!

Install a heat shield on the areas affected. A stand off sheetmetal heat shield in combination a ceramic type heat shield works well in these areas. You can also add insulation to the interior of the floors under the carpet. Many use a product like Dynomat $$$$'s or a similar insulation available at home depot $'s.

Check out some of this videos for ideas. https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...+car+interiors
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Lightbulb Re: need help with heat issue in the cab please!!!!!!

Many NASCAR drivers from the Glory Days
simply laced on a pair of Wing Tips...

No need to fry them lil' piggies!

Visit Thermotech, DRE & similar manufacturers
of heat-abatement, reflective and insulative products for vehicles.

Tip: Lowe's & Home Depot offer similar materials for home use.
Substantially less expensive.
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Re: need help with heat issue in the cab please!!!!!!

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so i have a 1981 camaro that is motor swapped with a 427 BBC an the car runs good and is solid however ive noticed that after driving at about 50-60 for awhile or just driving in genaral the driver side foot well heats up fast i know this is due to the headers warmming up how should i go about reflecting the heat so i can drive with out having my feet roasted????? (it is carb no blower or turbo..............yet)
If the headers are super hot and discoloring, then, the new motor could be running retarded and blowing gas into the headers. What is the timing ? If big cam, advance the initial timing which will help you close the throttle blades and reduce fuel at idle.

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