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Old 08-10-2016, 10:26 AM   #1
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Just wanted to show you guys what I've done with Morpheus.
I know everyone has their own idea what's good, here's another option that I expect would be very effective.



This was originally sitting under the trunk of a Mazda 3 shielding the heat from the muffler.
It is VERY light and rather rigid, maintaining it's shape beautifully once beat into submission.
The shape on the 3 was obviously nothing like the Miata tunnel and I had to completely redesign it, but this can be done by hand (with select touches using a dead blow hammer).
I installed it with a small air gap which is always a good idea.

Available at your local junk yard, go hunting
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VERY cool. kudos
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Just wanted to show you guys what I've done with Morpheus.
I know everyone has their own idea what's good, here's another option that I expect would be very effective

Available at your local junk yard, go hunting
Great idea ... heat shielding is on the list for my V8 next winter. I hadn't considered this material. Thanks!
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Great looking shield. Much prettier than my shielding with DEI trans tunnel shielding, which tended to fray as it was cut due to the adhesive sticking to the fibers. Although I took my material all the way from the firewall to the very back of the trans tunnel.

In the cabin I've also got thermotec suppressor (dynamat type material), thermotec cool it matt (foil-fiberglass-mylar matt) on top, and carpet. I've got a heatshield on my turbo, a wrap on my downpipe, and clamp-on shields all the way down the exhaust. Heat is well suppressed in my car. It is much cooler than the car was naturally aspirated, and my A/C actually functions well now (no hot air blowing in along with the cooled air causing a net warm air)



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I should've known this last year. Looks so much better than the sticky DEI stuff we used. Trying to properly degrease the tunnel, cut the mats and having to try them follow the contours of the tunnel was a pain in the dickhole. Props.
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Really like the air gap aspect of that. Very OEMish. Someone needs to cut out a section of tunnel out of a crashed miata, set it in concrete or some crap like that, and then spend all their free time hammering out metal heatshields that are form fitted for my tunnel that I can just pay for........

Are NA and NB tunnels identical?
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There's a second heat shield further back, I'll take a pic of it once I hang it back on the car.
For now the underside needs to dry.. just put a 3 tone paint job on this baby today so I can start putting it together for MRLS.

Pearl White engine bay, Aqua Blue underside and new undercoating in the areas that typically get sand blasted

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There's a second heat shield further back, I'll take a pic of it once I hang it back on the car.
For now the underside needs to dry.. just put a 3 tone paint job on this baby today so I can start putting it together for MRLS.

Pearl White engine bay, Aqua Blue underside and new undercoating in the areas that typically get sand blasted
Absolutely beautiful. I hope to build a track care starting from a bare tub some day. Looks absolutely glorious and a hell of a lot of fun.
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Thanks!
There are a bunch more things you can see in the pic - note the front sway bar mounts.
I designed a set of sheet metal gussets that completely box the factory mounts (both at the front and rear side of the mount) but still allow you to pull the long bolt of the UCA through.
We're considering putting together a small batch of these for sale as a U-weld kit.

It's also pretty easy to see how much wider the floor is on the driver side
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Is that just the standard sort of tunnel surgery, or more than normal?
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Fairly typical to the ones that we do.
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Both heat shields installed -



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Wow. That is absolutely beautiful. No love for the passenger I see ;-)
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I'd love the passengers more if the exh ran on their side... guess the PPF can be considered a heat shield?
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Is that just the standard sort of tunnel surgery, or more than normal?
Standard for BFW standard for most shops
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Yeah, but it's not the new hotness thing some of the Spec Miata guys are doing dropping the seat more too. Was never sure what that looked like from under-car before I started digging. As I'm way too big (and don't care) to fit in a Miata well, all of that's relevant to my interests.
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We've done drop floors before, years before this was SM legal
For my own car, I don't want to drop the floor because I won't be able to see where I'm going...
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are those just self tappers into the floor, or something else to hold the heat shield in place?
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