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Old 12-13-2010
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Planning on replacing all airbags this spring and as long as I'm getting dirty and scraping my knuckles I think adding or replacing the existing blankets would be smart. Great looking engine by the way.

If you don't have any luck opening the drawings, I'd be glad to try as I work in computer graphics and cad drafting.
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Stupid question I guess but my bus is missing the exhaust blanket. What do I gain by replacing it and what happens if I don't?
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John,

From my limited knowledge of blankets, they insulate & contain the heat, collect moisture, could cook or rust out the pipe, But we with the FC turbo are trying to protect and insulate the passenger side air bag.
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Planning on replacing all airbags this spring and as long as I'm getting dirty and scraping my knuckles I think adding or replacing the existing blankets would be smart. Great looking engine by the way.

If you don't have any luck opening the drawings, I'd be glad to try as I work in computer graphics and cad drafting.
Kevin, send me an email and I will try to attach the file…you can work your magic on it!
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I have installed new exhaust blankets supplied by Advanced Thermal Products, Inc. Thanks to Robert Britton for doing the leg work and sending his old pieces to ATP to use as a pattern. Ask for Roberto Loya 949.468.3620

http://www.atpwrap.com

Dog house needed to be removed to replace the exhaust blankets and while I had good access I ran the overhead and tidied up a few things in the engine bay.

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The turbo cover and 2 riser pipe covers will be added when I finish some more details.

1, Old pieces 2. riser covers 3. The 89 FC 4. Exhaust downpipe trial fit
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I have installed new exhaust blankets supplied by Advanced Thermal Products, Inc. Thanks to Robert Britton for doing the leg work and sending his old pieces to ATP to use as a pattern. Ask for Roberto Loya 949.468.3620

http://www.atpwrap.com

Dog house needed to be removed to replace the exhaust blankets and while I had good access I ran the overhead tidied up a few things in the engine bay.

Some pics.

The turbo cover and 2 riser pipe covers will be added when I finish some more details.

1, Old pieces 2. riser covers 3. The 89 FC 4. Exhaust downpipe trial fit
Lookin good Dick...the job is definitely not high on the fun scale as its a tight fit and allot of work getting it all tied into place.
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Thanks Rob. I have the 4 pieces installed on the downpipe and you are correct about working in tight places...not much fun. I wore my cleanest pair of safety googles to keep the stuff out of my eyes while under the coach looking up and stretching to thread the stainless steel safety wire around the hooks...my arms were just barely long enough to do the job. It's almost identical to lacing up your boots...kinda, sorta.
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I have installed new exhaust blankets supplied by Advanced Thermal Products, Inc. Thanks to Robert Britton for doing the leg work and sending his old pieces to ATP to use as a pattern. Ask for Roberto Loya 949.468.3620

http://www.atpwrap.com

Dog house needed to be removed to replace the exhaust blankets and while I had good access I ran the overhead and tidied up a few things in the engine bay.

Some pics.

The turbo cover and 2 riser pipe covers will be added when I finish some more details.

1, Old pieces 2. riser covers 3. The 89 FC 4. Exhaust downpipe trial fit
More pics of the 3208T ATAAC 300 HP with new Thermal Insulation by Advanced Thermal Products, Inc. 949.468.3620


1) Birdseye view of risers, turbo cover and 4" down pipe thermal blankets
2) Closeup of turbo cover
3) Oblique view of turbo cover and fitment to risers and exhaust down pipe
4) Left side view of the above
5) Left view of insulated down pipe exiting toward the rt side air springs (bags)
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Very nice Dick. Isn't it surprising what a guy can accomplish with a new shop. Just joking. That looks nice.
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I got these little stainless zip tie deals at the stock car hardware store, make installing the blankets MUCH quicker and easier. Don't look like ya got the manifolds blanketed, what the heck?? No easy way to get them in, two guys working hard and will hate each other when done, wonder how I know.
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