[Healeys] Carburetor Heat Shield BT7 Mk1

Perry healeyguy at aol.com
Mon Nov 11 19:54:07 MST 2019

Great recommendation. I have seen the air gap type of heat shield on other applications that seem to work well.

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If  I were doing this I think I would just put an extra layer of aluminum sheet in place of the asbestos with some backer board discs to offset it maybe 5/16". Then find a way to direct some air flow between the plates. What you are doing is interrupting the transmission of radiant energy from the manifold. A single layer of sheetmetal will stop 90% of radiant energy directed at it and convert it to heat. The second layer will stop 90% radiated from the first sheet. Air flow between the sheets will remove heat from the assembly through convection. I think that if the heat shield were designed so that there was no line of sight from the manifold to the carburetors you would nearly eliminate most carb heating problems. The exception would be when the hot engine is stopped and there is no air flow at which time the entire engine bay becomes soaked with heat.

Bill Lawrence

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 3:09 PM Harold Manifold <manifold at telus.net> wrote:
Any suggestions on the best material to make a carburetor heat shield. I won't re-use the original asbestos part for obvious reasons. The metal part is fine and I just need the insulation material.
Thanks.... Harold
1960 BT7

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