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Old 04-23-2016, 07:15 PM   #41
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That heat shield will do more than you can imagine. It actually looks quite trick.
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:00 AM   #42
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Yep, I agree, looks great and should work very well.
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:58 AM   #43
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Nice job on the heat shield. Did you find the material online or do you live in like Long Beach where S-class junk yards are probably a thing?
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:07 AM   #44
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A friend works at Mercedes as a tech and lots of things get warantied. This is where the piece originally came from, the hump that covers the turbo is for the driveshaft support bracket.

look at the hump on the right sideJust due to it's location,
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:15 AM   #45
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Hey guys, so I got to thinking, I know there are downsides to using a turbo blanket all the time (moisture, etc.) but someone had suggested that I could use a turbo blanket at the track, and then just remove it for street use where I don't really beat on my car and don't have issues melting things, but still to build a shield to block the brake booster and such. It's really tight between the down pipe and the brake lines which are sleeved, so I think I may remove the down pipe and either spray it ceramic or wrap it or both. I am having a hard time with that shield that i started on, as far as where to mount it to.

I am going to try to run to a local shop Wednesday that fabricates things and see what they can build, but their first suggestions was also a blanket. They do a lot of drag cars, so maybe they tend to engineer things for short sprint races at the strip and not extended hard use on a road course.
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If you use a blanket on a track car, you're gonna have a bad day. The turbine seal gets cooked, the turbo bearings get cooked, the oil gets cooked, and the attaching hardware gets cooked.

Many drag cars don't even use radiators. It's a different type of endeavor entirely, like using a dogsled on a ski jump. Yeah, both are on snow so it's got to be similar, right? Sometimes you need pizza and some times you need french fries.

If you don't have heat shielding on your street car you are going to have a bad day.

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I am trying to have shielding on a streetcar, I have a lot of interference because artech lol.
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I am trying to have shielding on a streetcar, I have a lot of interference because artech lol.
Does he not account for that stuff? The only tight spot is really between the downpipe and brake line.
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So a friend of a friend ended up making this to start. We might add more to it or re-shape it depending on how it peforms Wednesday



May lengthen the part between the brake lines and downpipe






I will say that the brake fluid reservoir felt cooler than usual yesterday after a drive.
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Nice!
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I will buy one from you
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