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Old 11-06-2015, 12:38 PM
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you guys that have used the Heavy-Duty Heat Reflecting from McMaster-Carr, have you notice the engine box trapping more heat? I have the LT1 in my 93' and it already has some vapor lock issues. The last thing I want to do is turn my engine box into an oven. Also worried about having enough space with 1''.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:41 PM
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I have not noticed any over heating or excessive engine heat.

Just make sure the area around the cup holders is cut of correctly to get a little bit of air in there...also make sure your vents and tubing from the windshield are not blocked so you can get air in that way as well.
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:39 AM
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The old stuff just crumbled as I took it out. Thought I would use it as a pattern, but no go....

Best to make a paper pattern first and then cut out pieces of insulation from flat stock? Or is there a better way?

Anybody make PRE CUT insulation pieces that you can just glue in?

My boat is about 2 hours away, and I don't have measurements. If I want to order flat sheets of insulation and cut it out myself, how much do I need? I'm hoping that someone who has done this before remembers!

Thanks so much.
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Old 06-12-2016, 10:37 AM
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Check my earlier post #20 in this thread. My install was for a TriStar but the overall quantity of material needed should be similar.
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Old 06-12-2016, 05:38 PM
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So, you ordered 8 linear feet of the 54" wide material?

Did you get the aluminum faced material with the adhesive on the back?

Is the adhesive OK at typical motor box temperatures?

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Old 06-12-2016, 10:12 PM
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Don't remember the exact width. 54" sounds about right. No, I didn't use the aluminum faced stuff -- didn't like the looks of it. I think the plain gray stuff had a higher absorption cooeficient anyway. Adhesive was fine in the 2 years I owned the boat after doing it. I just made sure I cleaned off the old stuff really well.
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