How can I prevent Engine Heat into passenger area? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2005, 12:16 PM
TheBreeze's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 32
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
How can I prevent Engine Heat into passenger area?

HeyYa'll, This is my first post, and I'm thinking about buying a '31 Ford Model A Street Rod. Many years ago, I had a 1928 Studebaker Touring Sedan that was original, and the ENGINE HEAT coming into the car was sooooo HOT that you would sweat in the wintertime! Now that I'm back into the mindset of getting back 'into' cars, I would like to know if there is a way to prevent the engine heat from frying me, especially during the HOT HOT North Carolina summer days. Also, I've looked at several other STreet Rods, some do NOT have heat or AC; is that an hard/expensive addition? Right now, I'm just about finished restoring a 1992 1/2 Limited Ed./Special Ed. 5.0L Mustang Convertible. She is a sweet 'fox,' but I've got the Street Rod FEVER!!! Any help would certainly be appreciated, and I'm so happy I found this forum.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2005, 12:24 PM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 16,849
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 20
Thanked 243 Times in 198 Posts
Good floor insulation.........and lots of air through the engine compartment, to get that hot air out.
__________________
Ontario Rodders
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2005, 02:48 PM
chevyhotrod's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Netherlands
Age: 39
Posts: 49
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by poncho62
Good floor insulation.........and lots of air through the engine compartment, to get that hot air out.
And don't forget the firewall to insulate.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2005, 02:56 PM
ChevelleSS_LS6's Avatar
Jeep XJ and a Javelin
 
Last wiki edit: Compression test
Last journal entry: August 9, part III
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Age: 28
Posts: 1,610
Wiki Edits: 7

Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You can buy the heat insulation in sheets and cut it to fit. Also use header wrap on the headers, keeping heat in the headers keeps it out of the engine compartment.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2005, 07:19 PM
OneMoreTime's Avatar
Hotrodders.com moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 69
Posts: 7,200
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 36
Thanked 119 Times in 115 Posts
As far as the insulation part is concerned one can go to a HVAC contractor and get some "duct board" this is a fiberglass material with aluminum foil on one side used to make heating ducts..it is rigid and provides a good insulation..cutit to fit the interior side of the firewall and floor boards..should help some..

A/C Vintage air makes a good setup for street rods if you choose to go that way..

OMT
__________________
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2005, 07:33 PM
1931 steve's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: How to rebuild an engine Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Michigan
Age: 42
Posts: 1,207
Wiki Edits: 4

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I too have a 1931 Ford Model A that I will soon start working on. My plan is to use a SBC LT1 engine. I will be insulating the fire wall from the inside to cut down on engine heat transfer. Good air flow is another way to help this problem. Are you going to run the full hood and sides?

Steve
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2005, 08:27 PM
lakeroadster's Avatar
Hot Rods are Built, not Bought
 

Last journal entry: Lakeroadster's '31 Model A Tudor
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: High Plains - Rocky Mountains
Age: 53
Posts: 602
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 24
Thanked 76 Times in 68 Posts
One key is to keep the fold-out windshield. Henry Ford was quite the smart dude and he did this to the windshield for a reason. Also on a stock Model A the dash rail had what they called a ventilator. Basically this allowed air coming in thru the fold-out windshield to be forced down the back of the dash rail toward your legs.

If you can keep these two features and insulate the firewall and floor, you should be able to keep your cool.

I have a Model A Sedan, running a SBC & Block Hugger Headers. Not only is the fold-out windshield functional, but it looks way cool on a chopped car!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-11-2005, 08:49 PM
Jacks 1977 Corvette
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 114
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Why not just block the heater flow from the manifold with a shut off valve on the hose?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08-14-2005, 06:59 AM
lakeroadster's Avatar
Hot Rods are Built, not Bought
 

Last journal entry: Lakeroadster's '31 Model A Tudor
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: High Plains - Rocky Mountains
Age: 53
Posts: 602
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 24
Thanked 76 Times in 68 Posts
Heater........ Who puts heaters in Hot Rods?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 08-15-2005, 01:07 AM
chevyhotrod's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Netherlands
Age: 39
Posts: 49
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you live in Holland, or England. Than you would definitely want an heater.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2005, 09:05 AM
RetroJoe's Avatar
Beats pickin' cotton
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Reno,Nv
Age: 49
Posts: 118
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I bought some insulation stuff from Summit and it made a big difference. I didn't get the top of the line stuff and it still made a big difference. I can only imagine if I stepped up for some of the better stuff how much more it would block out. I used to get alot of hot air transfer up from my floor boards and when I installed new carpet, I added the insulation along with it and it did make a difference. Grab a Summit catalog and check it out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 08-17-2005, 01:19 PM
farna's Avatar
Member
 
Last wiki edit: AMC V-8s Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Batesburg-Leesville, SC
Age: 52
Posts: 1,632
Wiki Edits: 14

Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
Heck, go to Lowe's and buy a roll of foil/bubble wrap insulation. I forget what it's called, but it's relatively cheap, light weight, and works great. Looks just like the small bubble bubble wrap with aluminum foil on both sides (might be reflective mylar). I put it in the roof and doors of my car as well as BOTH sides of the firewall. Use aluminum foil tape for seams, spray on contact adhesive to stick on metal. It lasts under the hood and doesn't look bad either. Mine is a 63 Rambler wagon, you can see a pic of the insulation on the firewall in my album.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 08-18-2005, 07:17 AM
TheBreeze's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 32
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lying Sorry Coward!!!!!

Thanks for the replies. I never thought about using that foil/bubble wrap from Lowes, and its cheap too. It would probably help with noise too. My only problem now is: The $%^&*! man that agreed ('word/email' agreement) sold the 38 Chevy Coupe out from under me. I had already gone to the bank and had a Cashiers Check cut made out to him, and had already set-up a delivery truck, insurance, DMV, etc. and was waiting here all day yesterday for my Coupe to be delivered. It was not until late yesterday afternoon that I received a one line email from him that said, 'sorry, sold it to a man from Houston, TX for $3,000.00 more.' What a sorry, lying coward he is! Now my 'dream' car is a nightmare. I have posted a pic of 'Ruby' (I had already named her) so ya'll be on the look out for this car in the Houston, TX area.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Picture 001.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	29.8 KB
ID:	6488  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
crate chevy 302? Vancouver Grand Prix Hotrodders' Lounge 106 12-31-2012 04:05 PM
Dent Repair Randy Ferguson Body - Exterior 25 11-26-2005 09:00 PM
Brakes applying with engine heat DartGTS Suspension - Brakes - Steering 4 05-29-2004 04:44 PM
Me and pops need an engine and a passenger side door Benni520 Engine 2 09-27-2002 09:21 PM
New engine puffing back through carb on startup only? BadBowTie Engine 4 03-26-2002 09:17 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.