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    That's a nice looking job of insulating the mufflers. From my experience it seems to take a very thick insulator to be effective. Mufflers soak up a lot of heat and the large surface area radiates a ton of heat to the surrounding area. Some times it seems a deflector shield is more effective against radiant heat if you have several inches of free air between the heat source and the part you're trying to protect. It's not likely you have that kind of room between the mufflers and the floorboards -- pipes maybe but likely not the mufflers.

    Perhaps your insulation will work but if not -- can you fit mufflers in the section of pipe between the rear bulkhead and the axle? Might require a different design muffler but if you can accomplish this it will be easier to effectively insulate or shield the section of muffler replacement pipe under the floorboards. And moving the large heat sink (mufflers) to an open area in front of the rear axle will allow the heat to escape where it won't cause you a problem. Or better yet, move them behind the axle if there is room.

    Projects always seems to produce a constant list of problems to solve. Good luck and have fun. Remember, these are just challenges and opportunities.

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    Just for the record, I got my Flowmaster 70 heat shields in today. It's only on the top of muffler and cutting the one shield in half length wise covers both F5 mufflers very nicely. There is about 1/2 in room below alum floor ( not installed yet ) for air to move across it and the two SS bands hold them on very tight,,, Good fit and I must say they look nice. BUT,,, have no idea if they will help the heat issue very much. Worth a try.... AND I must say you did one heck of a job covering your mufflers. Very well done.

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    I'm kinda in the shield to deflect camp myself. Hopefully the new floor design will help this issue. I like to put a shiny shield between the heat source and what I am protecting with insulation on the back side of the shield. This allows air flow to move the heat off and away. On a long rear exhaust its my belief that getting the heat out rather than containing it also reduces back pressure. Mass flow and heat transfer thermodynamics support this. I minimize wraps to short tight clearance sections. The other issue with the wraps is corrosion protection. I prefer coatings over wraps when I can get them. A 2.5" pipe will allow the hot gas to expand more than a 2.25" pipe which helps drop the temperature also. So in theory the largest muffler with the most surface facing airflow under the car will run the coolest. I used the floor as the reflector and insulated below it with the DEI tunnel shield and multiple layers above it for both heat and sound. The metallic surface spreads (conducts) the heat out for transfer over a wider area than the top of the muffler your sitting on. Basically your building a heat sink vice a heat containment system and then moving the heat away and diluting it.
    Just my approach. Still sweat in a black car with no A/C anyway

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    Good info guys.
    Today I let the engine run (45F outside) until the electric fan came on so I'd know the engine was fully warmed up.
    There was no wind, the car just sat in the driveway running. The inner floors above the muffler were a little warm, nothing like before.
    I could actually touch the sides of the mufflers for 3-4 seconds before my fingers got too hot.

    With the 2 layers of insulation on the mufflers there is now about a 1/4" gap between the top of the muffler insulation and the bottom of the floor.
    I did put some paper thin gold foil on the floor a while ago that was suppose to reflect heat which it probably did but it really didn't have anywhere to go except back to the muffler.
    This is the gold foil.
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    With a little air flow it should be fine even in the summer with the AC on.
    The exhaust tone/volume didn't change, which was good.

    OnlyAndy, I'm sure yours will help too. Does it have any fiberglass insulation on it or is it just aluminum?

    Erlihemi, my headers (both cars) are ceramic coated which helps contain the heat. I'm not worried about corrosion the exhaust and mufflers are stainless.
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    Jim, Do you have a picture of how your shift cable bracket mounted to the transmission?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HVACMAN View Post
    Jim, Do you have a picture of how your shift cable bracket mounted to the transmission?
    Andy, I think this is what you are asking for. Let me know if it's something else.
    I used some longer bolts and washers (at the shifter) to space the cable a little close to the drivers side to get it further away from the driveshaft.

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    Last edited by JimLev; 12-02-2018 at 09:51 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLev View Post
    Andy, I think this is what you are asking for. Let me know if it's something else.
    I used some longer bolts and washers to space the cable a little close to the drivers side to get it further away from the driveshaft.

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    Thanks Jim. That is exactly what I needed to see. IMG_1316.jpg As you can see the bracket that attaches the shift cable to the transmission pan is reversed from yours. When I turned it so that the mounting holes face forward the cable is on the wrong side.
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    Andy, the slotted holes on the first cable shift bracket they sent were to narrow for the bolts to fit thru.
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    Did they send you a replacement? If so do you have a part number by chance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HVACMAN View Post
    Did they send you a replacement? If so do you have a part number by chance?
    Yes, they sent me the correct one, pretty sure I called Lokar directly and not Jeg's where I bought the shifter from.
    The p/n is 68182P, description is Zinc Cable Operated Lower Mounting Bracket.
    Last edited by JimLev; 03-12-2019 at 10:04 AM. Reason: Fix typo
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLev View Post
    Yes, they sent me the correct one, pretty sure I called Kokar directly and not Jeg's where I bought the shifter from.
    The p/n is 68182P, description is Zinc Cable Operated Lower Mounting Bracket.
    Thanks Jim. That's awesome. I will call them tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLev View Post
    Yes, they sent me the correct one, pretty sure I called Kokar directly and not Jeg's where I bought the shifter from.
    The p/n is 68182P, description is Zinc Cable Operated Lower Mounting Bracket.
    Thanks again for the information Jim. I talked to Travis at Lokar this morning and the correct bracket is on the way. He said the first production run of these shifters contained the wrong bracket. I think our's were some of the first manufactured.
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    Excellent Andy. I almost threw out the paperwork that came with the bracket, glad I saved it.
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    This came in by UPS yesterday. IMG_1318.JPG Thanks again Jim.
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    No problem, glad I could help out.
    IIRC the slot to fit the tranny pan bolts thru was a little on the tight side. Pretty sure I took a file or angle grinder to open it up a tad.
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    Jim, Did you have to modify the trans. tunnel at all? Mine seems to fit well on the drive side, with the exception of the shift arm hitting. On the passenger side it seems about 1 - 1 1/2 inches too wide. Half of the emergency brake cut out is actually inside the tunnel. I marked the firewall on the passenger side at the outside of the flange. If so how did you do it. I think I'm about to get an education in fiber glass work. IMG_1345.JPGIMG_1346.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by HVACMAN View Post
    Jim, Did you have to modify the trans. tunnel at all? Mine seems to fit well on the drive side, with the exception of the shift arm hitting. On the passenger side it seems about 1 - 1 1/2 inches too wide. Half of the emergency brake cut out is actually inside the tunnel. I marked the firewall on the passenger side at the outside of the flange. If so how did you do it. I think I'm about to get an education in fiber glass work. IMG_1345.JPGIMG_1346.JPG
    Never mind. Well I feel stupid. There was a cleco in the floor, inside the tunnel that I couldn't see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLev View Post
    I bought sliders for the seats, so to determine where the shifter should go so I could reach it I needed to mount the seats.
    Only got the pass side done. I raised the seat up 3.5", bolted directly to the floor was way too low for me.
    The seat can be moved 5" now.
    I wanted to use unistrut, not available at HD or Tractor Supply, I settled on slotted angle iron. A little more work but it came out fine.

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    Jim, where did you get the sliders from? They are different than those from FFR and look like a much better construction.

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    I didn't know FFR sold sliders.
    Here are the ones I bought. I had to shorten the wire rod that connects the left and right slider adjuster.
    https://www.4wd.com/p/mastercraft-sa.../R-GNNN-620030
    Last edited by JimLev; 03-12-2019 at 10:04 AM. Reason: Fix typo
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    Finally got around to updating this. Too much company that takes away from "garage time".

    My new drivers door came a few days ago, haven't had time to put it on yet.
    I did build a console for the stereo/GPS and switches only to find out my 4" shifter was really too short.
    Also bought seat heaters, haven't had time to install them yet.
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    I ordered the 6" rod from Lokar.
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    I've got the body on with the trunk lid and pass door attached, not shown.
    Still need to take the body off to cut more holes.
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    I also bought a set of louvers for the engine side covers, not installed yet.
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    Last edited by JimLev; 04-07-2019 at 05:19 PM.
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    I like what you are doing young man. Have a couple questions..... I have the same "newer" version gas tank as you and I notice you have the "fill" right on the tank. Is that what the book says? I am not that far along but Assumed,,,, the fill would be up at the normal cut out in fiberglass body. I kinda like where you have it..... ( but can you fill the tank? )Then, where did those louvers come from? I THINK I want louvers on my side covers and have looked all over the place but not found what I am looking for yet. Yours look pretty cool. Keep up the good work.

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    Old man would be closer.
    That is the newer style fuel tank with the fill spout welded right on the top side of the tank. You need to open the trunk to fill the tank. I'll post a better pic of it later today after I find the info on the louvers.
    I was also looking for months trying to find some decent louvers that didn't look like they were made for something you'd use on your house. I found that one of the builders had these on his 33 hotrod. I must have asked him where he got them, can't remember. Anyways I do remembering getting them from some shop in Michigan. I'm sure I'll find the info before the end of the day.
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    Found it, Street Dreams By Ross. I bought the 24" vents.
    http://www.streetdreamsbyross.com/vents.php

    Here are a few more pics.
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    Lokar door handle. I should have bought the shorter handle, but this still works fine. You can open the door lock with one finger.
    The handle ID has a spline which I drilled out with a 1/2" bit, then ground a flat on the rod that comes with the FF latch for the allan screw to prevent any slipping.
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    Last edited by JimLev; 04-08-2019 at 12:06 PM.
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    1st,,,, Thank You very much. I have kit #1095 and same tank as you. Not as far along as you but reading directions there is NO mention of this new tank or how the fill installs. I was just guessing it mounted the same as instruction. Now I know. And I have near the same door handle as you, not installed yet. Then the Louvers,,, thx for the getting me the source, I like them ( but don't want to appear a copycat ). Yes, I found lots that were steel and looked like home depot,,,,, but have been reading they are not too compatible with fiberglass and will show a seam down the road. Its all good, thx again

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    The manual only shows the older fuel tank, not the newer style tank we have. The old tank had issues with getting it full because the fill connection to the tank was in the middle of the tank.
    Louvers...copy them if you want, it's not a problem.
    Last edited by JimLev; 04-08-2019 at 09:54 PM. Reason: Fixed typo, manual only shows the OLDER tank
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    Haven't done much, just got back from vacation a few days ago. Gave the grandkids a ride around the hood.
    We put the top on so I could take some measurements from the top of my head to the roof.
    With my seats already raised 3.5" off the floor I have 5" of space above my head, I'm 5' 8".
    I'm going to raise the seats another 3" to help with visibility out the front.
    Someone a while ago mentioned trimming the flange the windshield mounts too, I'll do that too.

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    I trimmed the bottom flange on mine 1/2" as I can't raise my seat (NHRA rule compliance issue) and needed every little bit of visibility I could get. I'd do it again as it does help.
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    Thanks for 1/2" measurement, I will probably trim the top too.

    Got time to work on installing the new door, ugh, it's not much better than the old door.
    I decided to work on raising the seats up to 6" off the floor. Much better.
    Still need to do the pass seat.

    The way I had it before, being 3.5" off the floor.
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    Wow,,, 6"..... I am 5'8" also and have been reading 1.5" high in front and floor level at rear of seat. On wiring now and likely for a while, then floor can go in. Then I can test my seat height and visability factor. Oh, and I Did get louvers from StreetDreams by Ross... He remembered you. Thx again.

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    I'm 5'8" too. With my seat 3.5" above the floor I had 6" from the top of my head to the roof. I put the top on and really couldn't see the front right wheel.
    I should now have 2" above my head, just enough for a helmut.
    StreetDreams had the best looking louvers I could find. I'm thinking of powder coating them silver, that won't be for a while.
    Last edited by JimLev; 05-12-2019 at 01:52 PM. Reason: Typo, only 2" above my head
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    Didn't work on the ^$%* drivers door at all today, got the pass seat raised up like the drivers seat I did yesterday.
    Shortened the seat slide bar about an inch so it doesn't stick out so far.
    I've got plenty of room under the seat for storage, will build a tray on slides in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLev View Post
    Didn't work on the ^$%* drivers door at all today, got the pass seat raised up like the drivers seat I did yesterday.
    Shortened the seat slide bar about an inch so it doesn't stick out so far.
    I've got plenty of room under the seat for storage, will build a tray on slides in the future.

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    That would make a great compact subwoofer location! Like this one: https://www.crutchfield.ca/p_20611HS8/Kicker-11HS8.html
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    If I can get the Focal 6.5" speakers to fit in the doors that sub would be nice under the seat. My stereo does have a sub output. I'm still months away from mounting speakers. Gotta work on the drivers door today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLev View Post
    If I can get the Focal 6.5" speakers to fit in the doors that sub would be nice under the seat. My stereo does have a sub output. I'm still months away from mounting speakers. Gotta work on the drivers door today.
    I have the same 6.5" Focals (PS165FX set) and will be mounting them using a 3D printed housing so I can have it sit a bit proud however the passenger speaker would be facing toward the driver and the drivers side would be facing the passenger. I am putting the tweeter in the door close where the door handle would have been. When I get it in I will take a pic.
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    It's been a while since I updated my build. Don't really have much to show as I've been avoiding doing fiberglass work.
    I put the insulation and sound deadening on the tranny tunnel a few days ago.
    Then I decided to put the headlights together so I could get rid of more boxes. I mounted them just so I could connect them and make sure all of the electrical system works before I pull the body off.
    I then realized that if I use connectors for the lights I'd have to cut them off to remove them.
    Next I took all of the gauges off the cardboard box and mounted them on a piece of plywood in the order they will be mounted in the dash. I could then wire them, plug them in and do a full test.
    I had to order one gauge light today otherwise the gauges would be done.
    I was able to remove about 8 wires that weren't needed, the IDIDIT column had those functions built in.
    I got the rear license plate lights and the reverse light connected.

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    This is what I did for electric power steering and very pleased.

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    Nice bracket. Who made the electric steering motor?
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    Hi Jim, this is a steering motor from a 02-07 Saturn Vue. They were in the $100 range when I bought mine. The control box interface is from "bruno steering" on ebay. I got the auto compensation one which I recommend, I think it was $40 or so. I made the bracket up from the steel stash! If you are interested in the conversion there is a thread on the FFR website which has info on the couplers needed or message me.

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    Kamp, thanks for the info, it should help others.
    I bought the electric steering from FFR when I ordered my car, when they had the 1/2 price sale.

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    Jim, I like your idea for the seat mounting and slider, hope you don't mind but I'm stealing your method.

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