all- after taking a look at Gene's car from the brake forum thread, I see he has a shield for the exhaust made from apparent dryer vent. I think I might do the same. That gas line so close to the exhaust is a bit scary. Anybody here do the same or fabricate any other shield? is it even worth it? At least it could be a drip shield while refueling....
My car has header wrap on the exhaust in the area under the floorboards and near the fuel line, but no other shielding - so far I have not had any problems with vapor lock.
I suspended a piece of sheet aluminum between the floor board and exhaust pipe. Auto manufacturers do this to shield floor boards from the catalytic converter heat. This topic was discussed on a 2012 or 2013 thread.
I have never seen a T with so much going on underneath! The more I look, the more I see.
You don't hear about them going up when fueling very often, (at least I haven't), but it's always on my mind.
Ya Dale, That's what I said when I saw the pic.
During the Nebraska tour I measured the floorboard temp under my wife's feet. It was 130 F. No wonder she had her feet up on the coil box. A long time ago I removed the engine splash pan on the passenger/exhaust side to allow the engine heat to go out the bottom. This helps a lot with an early car with no hood louvers.
Besides wrapping the exhaust pipe and "dryer vent" diffuser. I have some alum fabric attached to the bottom side of the floorboards.
I think a good idea is attaching a piece of sheet metal to the underside of the floorboards with an insulator gap so you get some air flow.
A good place to find thin aluminum is at the supermarket where the special occasion pie and roasting pans are sold. It can be folded over and the more layers you have the better insulation.---Len