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    Exhaust Pipe Wrap

    Working on Exhaust System. Coated the Firewall and Floor Panels with Sound and Ceramic Lizard Skin. SBC with Flowtech Headers. I wrapped the Mufflers. I loosely installed the Tubing to make sure everything fits. Now I want to Wrap the areas needed. I looked on-line at Summit and saw numerous types!?! Any Suggestions on
    the best to use. Have you done it with Tubing installed??

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    I did remove the mufflers to completely double wrap them, even the ends.
    I did all the pipes after I installed them on the car so I could wrap the joints too.
    Look at some of the wrap that DEI sells. Buy extra stainless straps too.
    If the strap locking tool doesn't come with the insulation get that too, it makes tightening the straps much easier.

    Yesterday I read an article on different header and pipe wraps. I'll see if I can dig it up.

    Found it, it's mostly about wrapping headers but they do talk about the different types of wraps.
    https://www.lsxmag.com/tech-stories/...u-should-know/
    Last edited by JimLev; 03-07-2019 at 09:41 AM. Reason: Added info
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    The exhaust tubing should be easy to wrap on the car. Heat shielding may be more effective than wrap for the exhaust tubing and more durable. The wrap will trap moisture and lead to corrosion issues and under the car it will be more exposed to moisture.

    On the hot rod you may be able to wrap the headers on the engine but it's going to be much easier off the engine. Make sure you don't cover the fasteners on your headers -- it's a full time job to keep these tight. If you use smaller tube primaries you can install the locking type fasteners but on a SBC that uses 1.75 or larger primaries that likely won't be an option as there may not be enough room for these.

    I prefer the titanium wrap as it stays cleaner longer and has a higher temp rating. Don't know if there is an insulation difference between the titanium and glass fiber, both are somewhat effective at insulating but don't expect the temperature drops the manufacturers claim.

    The black glass fiber wrap starts to act like it releases graphite dust after a few heat cycles and makes a mess working around it. It will turn your plug wires black if they're not already that color when you pull them to get to the plugs or the distributor. It transfers to your hands and then you leave black paw prints on everything you touch.
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    I just finished doing this so I can't speak to the effectiveness, I did this when it was all installed on the car, which was doable though would have been way easier not on the car. I purchased 1/4 heatshield for the pipes and muffler under the cabin, and then the Titanium exhaust wrap to wrap the pipes going from the back of the cabin, under the tank and the trunk. Products listed below, also get extra stainless straps. I am also planning lizard skin on the interior of the cabin.

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hsp-170105
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/dei-010127
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    Thanks Guys. Great info. The link from JimLev was very good. I will be at Summit tomorrow. Thanks again.
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    Your lucky you can just drive to Summit.
    I did use some aluminum heat shielding between the starter and the headers. I didn't wrap my headers, they are ceramic coated.

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    Second Layer
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    Pipes
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    You did a great job. I was not planning to go all the way past the Rear. I am about 30 minutes to Summit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLev View Post
    Your lucky you can just drive to Summit.
    Lucky is a relative term...some might compare it to living too close to the Casino!
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    Hy Jim, Did your ITS vent come with the parts from FFR? What's on the end of the hose??
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJT '33 View Post
    Hy Jim, Did your ITS vent come with the parts from FFR? What's on the end of the hose??
    DSCN2152 IRS Vent.JPG
    That's a spare fuel filter that I've attached to the vent. In the springtime it can get pretty windy with lots of fine dust blowing around. Just trying to keep it out of the diff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOP33 View Post
    Lucky is a relative term...some might compare it to living too close to the Casino!
    Lol, at least your getting something in return for your money.
    '33 Hotrod, #1047, delivered on 2/27/18, go cart on 9/24/18.
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    TorqThrust II Wheels w/Toyo Proxy T1 Sport Tires, F 245/45ZR17 R 295/35ZR18

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    I didn't wrap anything, I just put shield between muffler and floor. Floor gets a little warm but not too bad

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