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Old 15-03-2018, 12:45 PM
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Also wrapped the exhaust in an attempt to reduce engine bay temps for fuel issue.

actually works quite well as u can still touch them after a 20 minutes drive (i say touch quite liberally) but a definite reduction in temps.

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These are old pics now as the engine bay is a fair bit cleaner too.....

Have also repainted the rocker covers and left a few "stripes" on the covers (pics to come).
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Old 15-03-2018, 08:25 PM
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any more pics on the wiper motor replacement? Hard to install / adapt?
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Old 15-03-2018, 08:35 PM
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nice work, would one of the newport wiper motors be any good for your application, i use one with tall valve covers and they work well.
These are a little less than the DSE wiper motors, not that you will need wipers that often in Kal. lol

https://newportwipers.com/product/19...o/#wiper-motor
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Old 16-03-2018, 07:31 AM
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nice work, would one of the newport wiper motors be any good for your application, i use one with tall valve covers and they work well.
These are a little less than the DSE wiper motors, not that you will need wipers that often in Kal. lol

https://newportwipers.com/product/19...o/#wiper-motor
cheers mate, yeah those DSE wipers are quite cool but i didn't really want to part with $500+ when i never use the wipers/drive in the wet so i just ripped one off an old HZJ79 cruiser and made up a blank off plate that covers all the old hole and people's attempts at "riv-nuts" and hack jobs.... just had to re-wire it differently as the old system was an earth switched setup where new gear is usually positively switched. Had to put a few change over relays in place but i was doing the wiring anyway so it didn't really matter.

will put up pics when i get some
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Old 19-03-2018, 09:45 AM
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With the wiper install i first had to cover up the big hole and multiple drill holes that someone has attempted to fit a wiper at some stage. I just utilized a few existing threaded inserts that were there and made up a plate to cover everything up.
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Next was to line up the wiper motor in a central location in the old wiper hole and get it mounted. Big thing is to take the wiper arms off as they may go over the normal swing and wreck the chrome window trims. before mounting the motor to the plate i moved it around with the wiper linkage attached and motor running to find the "sweet spot" of where the motor should be located in order to rotate freely without hitting the upper valance panel.
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With that done i marked out my wiper mounting holes, drilled and tapped them and attached wiper motor to mounting plate and then mounting plate to firewall.
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Will post up pics once completed and painted properlly, but you get the idea.
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Old 29-10-2018, 01:32 PM
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Been a while and put a few more km's on the old girl, with no major dramas....

couple of sneaky "arty" shots while out driving around with the kids..
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Next step --> Fuel tank/system and Sniper install.............hopefully.........
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Old 30-10-2018, 12:47 AM
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Looking the part mate,....always lots of little things that you wanna "correct"....
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Still looking the biz Marc. Loving the stance.
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Very nice 1st gen!
hey I'm thinking of wrapping my headers to reduce under hood & hopefully cabin temp as well...
how has it been in the 7 or so months you have had them done?
less temp in the drivers seat?
any noticeable deterioration of the headers? (exhaust guys usually say that wrapping destroys headers / keeps moisture in which erodes pipes)
were your headers coated before?
any noticeable power increase?

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Old 07-11-2018, 10:45 AM
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Hey Nik,

The main reason i did mine was to stop the fuel boil issue i was having and that has worked. They run a lot cooler than before and you can almost touch them after a big drive. The only issue with mine is they are a mid-short style header so from the bottom of the firewall back still gets very hot. If i wrapped the exhaust further back it may help out with tunnel/floor temps, but i also wouldn't mind putting some dyna mat type thing on the floor/tunnel in future. I haven't unwrapped them to see if there is any "rust/errosion" but they never really get wet (only if washing engine bay) and go for a drive afterwards anyway to heat them up. My headers were only painted before not ceramic coated or anything like that. No power increase but as said before it was mainly to reduce the under bonnet temps than anything else, which it has....

Hopefully that answers most of your questions...

On another note, i just picked up a EFI fuel tank (thanks Sean) so now i will be doing a fuel system upgrade. Have to make sure to take pics this time as usually finish things and realise no how to/before or after shots were taken.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:24 PM
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Instead of Dynamatt,...maybe try DEI insulatin pressed alloy sheet.
its waffle pattern n has muli layers...supposed to be just the thing,..I got a piece on my F100 headers around the back of the AC Pump to reflect heat...
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Instead of Dynamatt,...maybe try DEI insulatin pressed alloy sheet.
its waffle pattern n has muli layers...supposed to be just the thing,..I got a piece on my F100 headers around the back of the AC Pump to reflect heat...
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I was thinking DEI insulation too.
http://designengineering.com/floor-t...e-heat-shield/
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:16 AM
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With the tunnel shield product it seems that is more designed for outside the car, just not sure how it would go being underneath the car with just adhesive backing?? Has anyone out there tried this underbody/tunnel with any success?
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