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As I mentioned in a previous thread, I just had the weber off of my GT. In the process of replacing the mounting studs and gaskets, I figured I would clean up the heat shield, which was pretty disgusting. I cleaned, primed, and painted it (aluminum engine paint).

Once I started to re-install it, I couldn't remember how it went in, so I started searching pictures here on the site. I discovered that the PO cut one of the corners off of the shield! It appears that he did this to clear the heater hose, but it really doesn't seem necessary.

Is there a reason to do this, or should I replace the shield with a whole one if I ever take the carb off again?

Andrew
 

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after thinking what a heat shield could be.

the thin metal cover that goes over the exsaust mainfold?
do you really need this at all? seems like a pointless part to me.
 

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sven you have to remember that these poor people in southern california get that strange yellow thing in the skyall the time that we in europe only see for 5 weeks a year so ,
andrew the shield is ok if it has a bit off it and i would only worry if you were going to do a concorce restoration
see now you have me dreaming of heat and sunshine and beaches with scantly clad young ladys DAM NOW I NEED A COLD SHOWER which will have me thinking of heat and sunshine and beaches with scantly clad young ladys DAM HERE WE GO AGAIN
 

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After moving out here four years ago, I began a tradition of playing golf on Christmas. It really pisses off my family in the Northeast US when I call to tell them what I shot that day.

Andrew
 

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I know Andrew, it's terrible when our winter consists of about 9 inches of rain and the temp gets way down to the mid 50s. :D

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Now guys, keep your eye on the ball. I mean, keep the threads "on topic".
 

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Today it was 85 and the heat shield was functioning......in 3 months it will be so hot here that 3 heat shields wouldn't help.
 

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Sven said:
after thinking what a heat shield could be.

the thin metal cover that goes over the exsaust mainfold?
do you really need this at all? seems like a pointless part to me.
Maybe this will clear things up . . . and, especially if you're using the stock joined intake/exhaust manifolds setup, DEFINITELY USE ONE!!

Look at ninth (Keith's) and last post (mine) in this thread.

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