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Old 08-29-2016, 08:42 AM   #1821
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Best of luck on the move Tango, and hopefully the new digs will be better to work in .
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:53 AM   #1822
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Mornin' Tedd --- And thanks for the feedback. I ceramic coated my downpipe (inside & out), then wrapped it, then put a radiant shield over that and will install a blanket around the turbo. I'm hoping that will reduce the heat on the exhaust side. The pedal box will get as much insulation as possible. And given the peculiar shape/size/configuration of mine, I had no choice but to build it and the pedals. Next item will be the doghouse. It too will need to be built from scratch and insulated as best possible. Still playing with a couple of ideas there.

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Old 08-29-2016, 09:51 AM   #1823
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Speaking of Foot room...

I don't have much. The gas pedal, brake pedal & steering take up most of what little area there is available. I could probably save an inch in width by using a skinnier accelerator pedal, but hey...I really like the way my "Speed King" bass drum kicker worked out. SO...anyone else who wants to buy/drive this rig will just have to have feet no bigger than size 9-1/2. Too bad for the rest of you.

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Old 08-29-2016, 10:38 AM   #1824
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Tang,

I have size 8 & 1/2 double wide flippers! WoHOO!!!!! I can fit my feet in there!!!!!! LOL
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:51 AM   #1825
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Hey M...sounds like we both have duck feet. As wide as they are long.

And here is the current brake pedal after much heating, straightening and modding...

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Old 08-29-2016, 11:02 AM   #1826
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tell me more about turbo blankets and wrapping pipes.. though my turbo and downpipe are on the opposite side of my footwell.. so im not sure that helps in my case....
I do need to get that POS V-band to seal right first..

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Old 08-29-2016, 02:34 PM   #1827
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Howdy Chris --- My turbo is also on the passenger side but they put out so much heat, I wanted to bring it down as much as possible.

The pipe wrap material is the same as they use on race cars. I got mine from Summit Racing...it's call Lava Exhaust Wrap...1200 to 2000 degree rating. Can't recall where I found the turbo blanket but there are a bunch online. Just make sure to confirm the fit on your turbo make & model.

And good luck on the V-Band. There again getting the specs right is critical to the fit. Turns out there are sizes and angles that are all very close but do NOT seat correctly. And don't feel bad. There are tons of diesel "experts" over on the "4BTSwaps" forum that the same problem has driven crazy for a long time. Bunches of threads on that subject.
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:52 PM   #1828
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Most people will tell you that the OTHER benefit to wrapping the turbo and exhaust is keeping the heat IN will result an increase in the efficiency of the exhaust pulling the gases out of the cylinders.

SOME (but neither many nor most) have concerns about cracking the cast iron or warping tube headers.

For me and my GMC 6.5 turbo, the reduction of heat in the engine bay is worth both the effort and risk. Tons of replacements in bone yards.

Hey Tango! Still slinging mud?

LOVE the accelerator pedal. Doing something like that for mine is on the list. My foot keeps slipping off the stock one.
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:35 PM   #1829
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Is that a Texas cowboy boot thing? From Texas with 8 1/2ew.
Let us know when we can test drive it down the old oil top rods for ya.
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:56 PM   #1830
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Sorry gentlemen just catching up on this thread?
I had a 79 Chevy truck I put a 396 into and had problems with the heat off of the headers. So I used a ceramic fibre duct wrap (scraps) used to wrap grease duct and rated to 2000. Worked well except for the foil jacket but some repair tape made for the it was nothing more than high temp duct tape.
It might be cheaper to go with the other suggestions for wrapping the exhaust with specific size products?
I was thinking of buying some fire blanket/duct wrap material I used before and covering/ wrapping the fire wall and let the motor,exhaust do its thing. Can be secured with insulation pins and tabs and blocks all of the engine bay heat instead of specific points. A blanket that is cut to fit, can line the bottom of the doghouse and if I do buy a roll it will also line my propane storage and generator bay. Normal 1 1/2 thick without being compressed .
Very thick ceramic fibre so it can deaden sound and repell heat.
Just what's in my head?
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