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Discussion in 'Station Wagon Projects' started by CrabSpirits, May 10, 2018.
Is a heat shield between headers and EPAS box planned?
For sure. They already have a history of failing due to heat.
What you're saying is that the engineers didn't consider heat to be a problem. Therefore, there are no original heat shields available?
What about those headers? They don't look like do-it-yourselfers. Are they bent for Lincolns or for the Rovers and Aston Martin applications?
They are eBay cobra headers (same basic 4cam engine).
The racks overheat and fail on the turbo cars usually. Some people have even pointed out some possible problems with heat dissipation in the electronics. This one came with the heat shield but I have no room to fit it. I'll have the headers fully wrapped in that area and some gold foil. At least I know where to find some more racks...
Wraping the headers with insulation tape improves performance and sheild neighboring parts from excessive heat. It's a trick we used to pull, in order to sqeeze out a couple extra horses from our bikes. You could hammer your own heat shield from sheetmetal and even wrap that
You are full steam ahead on this build! I like the progress. It's going to be one sweet ride when it's completed.
What'll happen, if you remove the EPAS box? Will it be much harder to steer than the original manual gearbox?
Different car. But, same engine:
Thanks for stopping by my thread.
No. Don't leave so soon. It's only a little mouse piss. ..
A past owner blocked this off with an ice cream lid, but I can't tell you why.
Because it was available?
We have our house detectives here who'll look into the matter. We only have to wait for them to get up
Is that where a speaker used to be?
It's the vent. Obviously, something broke or rusted away, so the PO sealed it off, especially if the outside air was cold.
Yeah, it's the fresh air from the cowl. I thought the cowl might be full of trash, causing water to flow in. Turned out that was only the case on the driver's side, with no ice cream lid from 1993. This was determined by CSI on the logo style. I'm several owners removed from the last driver of this car, and I find these clues intriguing. I also happen to have a penchant for automotive archeology.
That side held a mouse apartment block, constructed from my seats. Gonna need to find a solution for those at some point.
I already purchased a new headliner and carpet. The expense isn't very encouraging. Not to mention that the rear floor/seat hinge is so far gone that it's hard to tell how it even installs into the car.
Perhaps someone with a similar Ford or Merc could provide pics?
There might even be a Youtube video, out there, that shows how