Heat. OMG the heat - RX7Club.com - Mazda RX7 Forum

Race Car Tech Discuss anything related to road racing and auto X.

Heat. OMG the heat

Reply

 
 
 
Old 08-12-18, 01:43 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Pensacola FL
Posts: 573
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Heat. OMG the heat

I don't remember the exhaust putting off so much heat. Everything on the passenger 1/2 the car is very hot..

mikey D is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-18, 01:31 PM
  #2  
Rotary Enthusiast
iTrader: (3)
 
mustanghammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Parkville, Mo
Posts: 1,067
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Yep. On my race car the bottom side of the right side of the car is covered with DEI Reflect-A-Cool sheet. They sell it at the Autozones around here in 12x24" sheets. It has an adhesive back and will stay put as long as the surface you are attaching to is clean. In a pinch, I have used pop rivets and fender washers in a few places to hold it in place. I use foil tape around the edges to seal out oil. Has been on the car for quite awhile and it makes a difference.

What ever you do, don't wrap the exhaust, insulate the floor instead.
mustanghammer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-18, 06:55 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
iTrader: (25)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 689
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Most effective way would be to keep the heat in the exhaust pipe itself: White Lightning Exhaust Coatings | Swain Tech Coatings | Industrial Coatings | High Performance Racing Coatings The factory exhaust systems have heat shields everywhere for a reason. We need to mimic this when installing aftermarket exhausts systems. DEI, mentioned above, also helps thus a combination of a few techniques may be needed for the best results.
Brekyrself is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-18, 04:49 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Pensacola FL
Posts: 573
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The exhaust tends to die when you wrap it. I'll check out what AutoZone has for reflective barrier . I'm not sure if coatings have the same affect however their quite expensive comparatively. I also made the mistake of having my hood cracked open near the cowl. That hot air gets sucked I to the cowl and into the car through the outide air ducts . Good times!
mikey D is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
peejay
1st Generation Specific (1979-1985)
2
04-30-18 09:10 AM
AFgreasemnky
Rtek Forum
198
05-14-07 01:46 PM
Kick
Old School and Other Rotary
4
12-22-03 08:01 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Heat. OMG the heat


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: