Fordmods Logo

Covering pacemaker extractors 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 12 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Covering pacemaker extractors
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:25 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 26

Posts: 276

Joined: 27th Jun 2007

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Hey guys, I've got a set of Pacemaker 4499s ready to go onto my EL Fairmont Ghia, but I'd like to hide them with some sort of heat shield, is this something an exhaust shop can sort out for me? I don't want them viewable from the engine bay.

Thanks much guys :)
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Covering pacemaker extractors
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:56 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 25

Posts: 493

Joined: 21st Sep 2010

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: BA XR6

Location: sydney
NSW, Australia

shouldn't be to hard to make a heat shield, as you can buy it in sheets and bend it urself. just be warned that trapping extra heat around your extracts can cause them to crack!!!!!
so ideally don't cover them

 

_________________

BA XR6
Performance mods: typhoon + territory pipe with K&N filter, full exhaust, BPR generic tune, lowered, xr6t front brakes, territory rear brakes
Visual mods: 19" rim, lower grill mesh, oil pressure and vacuum gauges, engine bay lighting, foot well lights
some of my main mods

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Covering pacemaker extractors
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:00 pm 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

Get an AU heat shield, almost a perfect fit over pacemakers.

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Covering pacemaker extractors
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:08 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 11738

Joined: 17th May 2005

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: EL Fairmont, VFR400 racer

Power: 144 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

dc_todd wrote:
Get an AU heat shield, almost a perfect fit over pacemakers.


Is that for both 4499 and 4480s? I have been meaning to get some sheet metal and make some up for the 4480s but get lazy. If the AU ones fit after bending, over the rather bulky 4480s, that would come in handy.

 

_________________

phongus = Post whore 2006
EL XR6 motor, EL ECU + J3 chip, WADE 1673 Camshaft, 3" S/S intake, Pacy 4480, 2.5" Hi flow cat, 2.5" Lukey exhaust.
Max Power = 144.6 rwkw (03/05/2008)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Covering pacemaker extractors
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:29 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline
User avatar

Age: 45

Posts: 86

Joined: 6th Feb 2011

Ride: AUII wagon 4.0L, BA 4.0L hack

Location: Flinders View
QLD, Australia

I'm sure you can buy the same material that the AU exhaust manifold cover is made from in sheets. I don't think it would be wise to wrap ya extractors as you want to get rid of as much heat as you can from that area as you probably know, too much heat under the bonnet can and will destroy surrounding components.

 

_________________

My cars don't advertise for Unit, Metal Mulisha, Loosekid Industries, Inverted, Famous stars & straps crap, R.M. Williams, Fusion, DC Shoes or the Transformers.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Covering pacemaker extractors
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:01 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 11738

Joined: 17th May 2005

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: EL Fairmont, VFR400 racer

Power: 144 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

mick au2 wrote:
I'm sure you can buy the same material that the AU exhaust manifold cover is made from in sheets. I don't think it would be wise to wrap ya extractors as you want to get rid of as much heat as you can from that area as you probably know, too much heat under the bonnet can and will destroy surrounding components.


That is the whole purpose of a head shield...to protect surrounding components from the heat that is expelled from the extractors...either by direct blocking or diverting the heat downward when the car is moving.

Although the best way would be to get the extractors ceramic coated. It can reduce engine bay temperatures, corrosion and looks better too, however it can get expensive depending what kind of finish you are after. Another option is to buy some heat wrap and wrap each individual pipe.

 

_________________

phongus = Post whore 2006
EL XR6 motor, EL ECU + J3 chip, WADE 1673 Camshaft, 3" S/S intake, Pacy 4480, 2.5" Hi flow cat, 2.5" Lukey exhaust.
Max Power = 144.6 rwkw (03/05/2008)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Covering pacemaker extractors
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:25 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline
User avatar

Age: 45

Posts: 86

Joined: 6th Feb 2011

Ride: AUII wagon 4.0L, BA 4.0L hack

Location: Flinders View
QLD, Australia

yeah, i get that, but would you find that the AU style heat shield more beneficial than the wrap?

 

_________________

My cars don't advertise for Unit, Metal Mulisha, Loosekid Industries, Inverted, Famous stars & straps crap, R.M. Williams, Fusion, DC Shoes or the Transformers.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Covering pacemaker extractors
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:38 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline
User avatar

Age: 22

Posts: 48

Joined: 5th Sep 2011

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: ford falcon eb gli

Location: Euroa
VIC, Australia

I covered my extractors with an au heat shield o recon it looks almost factory. I just welded some bolts to the extractors where the holes where in the heatsheild and did it up with some nuts.

Image
Image

 

_________________

signature pic removed by admin. refer to guidlines for image sizes

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Covering pacemaker extractors
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:32 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 26

Posts: 276

Joined: 27th Jun 2007

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

I'm after a factory style look, but I'm also considering getting the extractors heat coated too anyways.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Covering pacemaker extractors
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:42 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 11738

Joined: 17th May 2005

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: EL Fairmont, VFR400 racer

Power: 144 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

mick au2 wrote:
yeah, i get that, but would you find that the AU style heat shield more beneficial than the wrap?


To be honest I'm not sure.

From my understanding, the AU heat shield will just deflect direct heat from other engine components...it's like standing in the shade of a tree. When moving the hot air is diverted under the car much easier...although when stationary long enough might not make much of a difference.

Heat wrap on the other hand will trap the heat inside the extractors which is forced out of the exhaust. Not sure if this will be detrimental to the extractors/exhaust system since it would be running at a slightly hotter temperature range due to the trapped heat. At work we use heat wrap to reduce temperature drops inside a tube in lab reactors, so I would assume it would do the same to extractors. Either way, there will be less radiant heat coming off the extractors.

In saying all that...I could also be talking a lot of s**t...however that makes sense to me in a way.

 

_________________

phongus = Post whore 2006
EL XR6 motor, EL ECU + J3 chip, WADE 1673 Camshaft, 3" S/S intake, Pacy 4480, 2.5" Hi flow cat, 2.5" Lukey exhaust.
Max Power = 144.6 rwkw (03/05/2008)

Last edited by phongus on Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:44 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Covering pacemaker extractors
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:42 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 11738

Joined: 17th May 2005

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: EL Fairmont, VFR400 racer

Power: 144 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

double post.

 

_________________

phongus = Post whore 2006
EL XR6 motor, EL ECU + J3 chip, WADE 1673 Camshaft, 3" S/S intake, Pacy 4480, 2.5" Hi flow cat, 2.5" Lukey exhaust.
Max Power = 144.6 rwkw (03/05/2008)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Covering pacemaker extractors
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:11 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 52

Posts: 27

Joined: 28th Nov 2012

Ride: NF with all the fruit

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

If you can afford the time and money, get them ceramic coated. Pushes most of the heat out the back of the car. Header wrap 'may' promote rusting, but, would be better than just a shield. The shield is better than nothing at all. Just my 11 cents worth...(+ GST)
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 12 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 28 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:05 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names