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MG MGA - Heat shield pads
|Hey All, does anyone know where the heatshield pads can be purchased? Better yet, whatt else can be used? Regards, Tom|
|Tom, I made some sheet metal panels where the pads went and bolted them to the shield with an air gap. Still waiting to be tested in practice!|
|I think the original pads were asbestos-based, and as such will not be available today. I wonder if something like Dynamat would work, maybe sandwiched between light ga sheet metal and then bolted or riveted to the metal heat shield.|
|Anglo-Parts sell them - they look very like the original ones but maybe a shade thinner.|
|Is everyone referring to the same heat shield here? Which is it, Tom, exhaust shield or carburetor shield?|
|For new material you could look at Zircoflex, used by F1 racing teams. http://www.zircotecshop.com/|
|Thanks to all, I now have some leads. BTW, it is the carb heatshield. Tom|
|On my GT I used ceramic fibre - left over from building my wife's kiln - looks like cotton wool on a roll. Haven't needed it on the MGA yet .|
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