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Old 04-17-2018, 06:12 PM
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Thanks for the info Steve, it is truly appreciated. I will search for the heat shield. Good to know about the ram air exhaust manifolds. This wasn't my call all on the owner. I just get stuck trying to make this mess work.
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Here's some links to the various heatshields. Since it's not a restoration it can be any style. But you have to have one on a Pontiac with headers or ram air manifolds. (a Chevy heatshield wont work since it's on the opposite side of the car)

https://www.firebirdcentral.com/1967...p/enc-2040.htm

http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...ywordSearchCmd

On the Gramma car, I used the factory solenoid shield. You can also use the entire heatshield wrap for added protection. The more protection, the less the problem (Pontiacs with headers and/or ram air manifolds are notorious for cooking starters).

Here's a photo of the factory style heatshield on the Gramma car with ram air manifolds. See how close that manifold is to the solenoid?

And also here's a shot of the bracket that routes the factory starter wiring on the Gramma car.
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The protection tube at the front of the engine was used to keep the positive battery cable away from the front of the exhaust manifold. You can find alternate methods to do that on a modified car. From this photo you can see the starter wires running down the front of the cylinder head and block, then it goes along the pan rail, under the motor mount and up from underneath to the starter solenoid.
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Thanks again Steve.
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See, it would be soooo much easier if you painted my Gramma's car...I just need the body done. You can leave all the rest to me. :-)
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It may be possible I just have 3 cars to complete first. LOL Working 45HRs a week at my full time job and 10-20hours a week in my garage has been catching up to me that's for sure. I will keep plugging along.
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Getting closer and closer! Waiting for the double pumper fuel line to finish the fuel line.
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