Removed Fuel Rail Covers - Car sounds awesome!

Discussion in 'Boss 302 and S197 Technical Forum' started by boro92, May 29, 2013.

  1. CPTMac689

    CPTMac689 Shawn

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    Roadhouse... uh, yeah, I get that THAT part! :D

    Seriously though, I was wondering how he dealt with cut edges, the back side where the 302 intake interferes, etc... I guess I should been more clear and said that I wonder how he managed to get such a clean looking result on a cut up. Anyway, I think the 5.0 intake looks much more "finished" than the foam pieces and should hold less heat in. If I could work a piece like that with some GHIG inserts I would definitely go that route.
     
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    Roadhouse Logan

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    Lol ok glad we are the same page :D

    I'm not a huge fan of the look and actually prefer the exposed fuel rails but his install is extremely clean. I'm curious how he attached the cover since it originally snaps into place in the middle of the GT intake manifold. Some GHIG inserts would definitely add some nice flair. No harm in finding a GT intake cover and hacking away ;)
     
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    boro92 TMO Race

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    Same with me (if windows are down). But with all windows up, you will hear a difference in engine note.
     
  4. captdistraction

    captdistraction I am the breaker of things

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    Speaking of covers, does anyone know the part number for the foam/rubber insert into the block on the driver's side opposite the starter?

    I don't have mine, and I can't find a part # for it anywhere. Trying to tame a bit of NVH on my ride
     
  5. 2012YellowBoss

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    You can also get an all around view of them removed in the utube videos I posted in this thread.
    https://trackmustangsonline.com/index.php?topic=4593.0
     
  6. Justin

    Justin Save the dawn for your dishes!!!

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    you guys that have removed them any interest in selling them? I want to see how they like being hydro dipped.
     
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    Jimmy Pribble TMO Addict

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    Well, you can look at any of the Boss race cars. Hmmm...now why would those boys run without these cooling blankets? ;)

    Anyway, I removed mine back when I did my engine breather project. I can't say that I noticed any additional sound, but I'm old and deaf so any subtle change might be lost on me. I also removed the blankets stapled to the firewall and as I am in the middle of my gauge pod project, I am removing all sorts of sound deadening materials. If I go too far, there isn't anything that I can't reverse, but I bought this car thinking it was a true Club Sport model. Well, it ain't. Not, yet. ;)

    How bad is it? I was going to reveal this in my gauge pod write-up, but I'll spill it for this thread - did you know the Boss...this race car with a license plate...comes with a ring bearer's pillow? There it is at the bottom:

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    WTF? ??? Is that...satin? God, if the Z-28 guys ever found out...
     
  8. Roadhouse

    Roadhouse Logan

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    You should take out the rear interior panels. There are some big pillows back there ;D
     
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    Hermes TMO Advanced

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    I like the idea of not trapping any heat under these foam covers. I know they put these covers there to cut down on the ticking sound from the injectors which is usually only noticeable when you have the engine running with the hood open. We design OEM injectors where I work and noise is a big deal with most OEM's. I guess most of the people buying cars these days don't expect an engine to make any noise.

    Anyway, just took them off and went for a drive. Can't hear any difference, but I'll be glad the let the engine dissipate heat a little better.
     
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    carver TMO Intermediate

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    Well , here's to resurrecting and thread from the dead!!! I'm new to the Boss and wondered about those covers from day one. So all this info is really making it easy to pull those foam covers. Not much weight savings... but man they do trap lots of heat!! Can't see any advantage to leaving them on, especially on track days. Plus I like seeing the Boss
    "highrise intake" now !!!
     
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    Yep. Mine have been in a container in my shop for years.
     
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