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I now notice a heat sheild listed in NPD catalog for the motor mounts on a 66. Are these necessary??
 
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If this shield is for the same design motor mount as in the '65, the main reason I see for them is to keep dirt, gravel, etc. from accumulating in the empty space between the mount and the engine. I had the engine in my car ('65) and forgot the shields and went back and raised each side of the engine slightly with a floor jack to slip the shield in place.
 

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If you have headers installed the shields will help a lot. The heat from the headers will soften the rubber and can cause clutch chatter when the engine torques..

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Chris Hunter
65 A-Code Convertible
 
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John -

Somebody sent me a picture of a heatshield (with ruler next to it) a few months back, and I went ahead and made my own set out of a scrap piece of stainless steel. If you have the tools and are just feeling like fabricating it yourself, it's fairly easy. But at $20 a set from NPD, you won't save a bunch. Let me know if you want the picture.



Cecil Bozarth

1966 GT Coupe (Tahoe Turquoise with black pony interior)

1994 GT Convertible
 
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