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Old 10-04-2010, 07:38 AM
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how close is 2 close, Pic

As you can see from the pic my inner fender is only 1" from the front tube of the headers. Is that too close? Will it blister or burn the paint? As it's not a place you can see I was thinking I could put some of that reflective heat tape on that part of the fender. Would that help? What other options are there? As you can see I've put heat protecting cover over the AC hose that is close to that same header tube.
Also my rad cap is only about 1/32" from the hood. Is that to close? The top of the rad cap shouldn't get so hot it would damage the paint but I could be wrong so I though I'd ask..
The car is a 36 Buick if it makes any difference.
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1 inch should be ok with some decent air movement.
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I agree, that looks like enough space.
Good job on the A/C insulation.

The radiator cap should be OK too, it dosen't
get that hot anyway. Probably around 150-160
degrees max.

Looks good....
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