Winter is the time of year when most people park their hot rods and muscle cars, using the downtime to make upgrades and repairs. One of the best improvements you can make, especially if you’ve already removed the interior, is to add acoustic-barrier material from Heatshield Products to strategic areas of the interior to gain a quiet ride in the warmer months.
The quiet confines of new cars and trucks have left us pretty spoiled when it comes to noise intrusion, something that becomes readily apparent when going from a modern car to a classic car or truck. This “awareness” of noise is amplified if you’ve got a performance-oriented vehicle with aftermarket exhaust, or engine and suspension mods, which increase noise as well. Although a stiffer suspension typically increases handling prowess and ability, it also means more acoustic noise is being transmitted to the body and passenger compartment.
Protecting what feeds and controls your engine and its accessories from heat damage is crucial for reliability and optimal function.Heat shields and thermal barriers are simple and effective ways to protect fuel lines, wiring, brake lines and other components from the negative effects of high temperatures.
For example, when fuel lines are exposed to excessive ambient heat, the risk of vapor lock skyrockets for both carb and fuel-injection engines. Once vapor lock happens, the only thing you can do is sit still and let things cool off. And when electrical wiring is exposed to high ambient heat, electrical resistance through the wires increases, which means it takes more energy to send a signal and electrical energy through, potentially resulting in malfunctions and electrical issues, especially if that heat eventually melts the wires and severs them. A wiring meltdown could also mean a short circuits and damage to the electronic control module