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So now that we have A/C in the Nova, I am wanting it to be more effective... :)
It is about to melt the plastic cover thing that came with the AC system These two pictures show how close it gets....




As you can see...The long tube headers on the passenger side are with an inch of the floor/firewall.


We put the sound/heat barrier stuff on the inside, but it is still making it hot to touch. So now we need to reflect more of the heat.

Has anyone used something like DEI 050501 Floor & Tunnel Shield II or
HP Sticky Shield?

https://www.amazon.com/DEI-050501-Floor-Tunnel-Shield/dp/B000E243AW/ or
https://www.amazon.com/Heatshield-Products-180020-Sticky-Shield/dp/B0051UPLCG

Not sure I want to make the firewall all 'silver', but we need something...maybe paint it black with header paint? I don't want to wrap the headers as I have read that just cooks the steel of the headers and basically destroys them...so a shield of sorts is needed.
 

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So now that we have A/C in the Nova, I am wanting it to be more effective... :)
It is about to melt the plastic cover thing that came with the AC system These two pictures show how close it gets....




As you can see...The long tube headers on the passenger side are with an inch of the floor/firewall.


We put the sound/heat barrier stuff on the inside, but it is still making it hot to touch. So now we need to reflect more of the heat.

Has anyone used something like DEI 050501 Floor & Tunnel Shield II or
HP Sticky Shield?

https://www.amazon.com/DEI-050501-Floor-Tunnel-Shield/dp/B000E243AW/ or
https://www.amazon.com/Heatshield-Products-180020-Sticky-Shield/dp/B0051UPLCG

Not sure I want to make the firewall all 'silver', but we need something...maybe paint it black with header paint? I don't want to wrap the headers as I have read that just cooks the steel of the headers and basically destroys them...so a shield of sorts is needed.
I've used a similar product on emergency vehicle generator exhausts. It works very well.
 

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DEI Floor and Tunnel Shield

I used this DEI product on my last build with success. Painting this product black will reduce radiant properties of shield.
 

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I used this DEI product on my last build with success. Painting this product black will reduce radiant properties of shield.
Thank you.
I believe I will just get different exhaust manifold solution. I do not like putting these headers on and off. And it is nearly impossible to get to plug #6.
Probably will make a trip down to Summit to look through their options, but I am leaning towards https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g9200s
 

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I,ve been looking for a sheet of flat stock heat shield that I can shape for different places on the car, I've had no luck, posting here just in case someone has run across it.
 

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I,ve been looking for a sheet of flat stock heat shield that I can shape for different places on the car, I've had no luck, posting here just in case someone has run across it.
Go to any metals supplier or welding shop and get a sheet of thin (.020-.040) stainless. They sell sheets in pretty much any size up to 4x8 and can custom cut for you.
 

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I,ve been looking for a sheet of flat stock heat shield that I can shape for different places on the car, I've had no luck, posting here just in case someone has run across it.
Contact- Metal Supermarkets In Phoenix, Az. Many USA locations
 
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