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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-12-2017, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Nasty job

Ran the speedometer cable for the new TKO 600 transmission and was reminded that this nasty old insulation has to go!

It's been crumbling for years, but why did it have to be 90 degrees and humid out when I decided to do this?
#Glutton for punishment

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-12-2017, 08:01 PM
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Get the wife to clean it up. She needs to do her part.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-13-2017, 04:55 PM
 
 
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I've been thinking about finally replacing the firewall insulation pad in my 62. I'm just dreading removing all the stuff in the way.


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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-15-2017, 09:27 PM
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Mine's not the best of shape.

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-03-2017, 11:38 PM
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Nice job. Did you replace the insulation with anything else?
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I have some Dynomat type stuff and some DEI under carpet heat barrier.
This stuff seemed to be up under the dash and on the sides but it wasn't the ''firewall pad''. My pad is still in one piece but I think I'll rip out what I can easily get to and put the aftermarket stuff there too. (Ugh)

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-04-2017, 11:31 PM
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yeah. I got tired of the crud falling down all the time. When I re-fabbed my dash gauges and lights and took it all apart, I went to town and just tore all of that off. I debated whether to dynamat or something but wound up just leaving it bare.
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Part 2....
As I started to lay down some Boom mat, I felt the lip of the firewall insulation pad and it was wet! Dammit!
The car has been inside for 9 months so I knew it had to be the heater core leaking from me testing the transmission the other day. (Rear on jack stands)

Now the decision on replacing the 50yr old firewall pad has been made for me. With that heater core coming out now, it's a no-brainer.

Another sucky job at hand.

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Phase 3......1/2 done



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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-24-2017, 09:20 PM
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Looks like you are making serious progress.

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Thanks Dave!

I just got to say, laying this s*** down is way more time-consuming than I had expected.
Getting around all of the wires, steering column, firewall creases, etc was a major time suck.

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-25-2017, 09:02 AM
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It is a little late now, but it doesn't have to be a continuous mat if it is being used as a sound deadener. It works the same way your putting your hand on a cymbal to dampen the noise. Your whole hand won't cover the cymbal but just touching it will stop it vibrating. Sound is a vibration and can be dampened by contact with an absorbent mat.

If it is being used as a heat shield attaching it on the out side of the car where the foil can reflect the heat before it soaks through the car body would be the most efficient, but probably not practical (have no idea how good the adhesive is, or if you ever drive in rain or snow). As a heat shield you want continuous coverage, as has been demonstrated by our recent loss of the space shuttle that lost a four inch square tile.

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-25-2017, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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I hear ya. I wanted the heat barrier effect too so I went for full coverage.
The good foam barrier stuff from Hushmat is a lil pricey so I only used it on the firewall
and front floor pan.
The slightly cheaper (and less effective) DEI Under Carpet lite will be used for the rest of the floor and the panel behind the rear seat.



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