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Offline '78 LadyBird

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And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« on: May 14, 2011, 07:01:46 AM »
I have seen on Ebay, people selling the hood insulation.

Did that come stock on the '78, and is it necessary?  With the other 3 TA's that I have owned, I never saw insulation for the hood on them.  

Would you do it?

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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2011, 07:15:27 AM »
I don't think insulation on the hood was ever stock from the factory for shaker hoods.

I on the other hand am going to add it to mine. Helps keep some of the heat away from a nice new painted hood.
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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2011, 10:55:37 AM »
I don't think insulation on the hood was ever stock from the factory for shaker hoods.

Correct...not an original item
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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011, 11:03:18 AM »
Not original for Trans am. Was standard equipment on Firebirds from what I understand.
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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011, 11:41:36 AM »
No insulation on the (3) shaker hoods I have.

Don't see it on the 80 firebird either but that doesn't mean it didn't come with it, just means it wasn't installed when I bought the car ;)

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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011, 12:23:49 PM »
Only the flat roofs came with hood insulation.  The Trans Am's didn't, except for the turbo which I seem to remember did.....but I'm not positive of that.

I'm going to add it to my Trans Am's though.  Just to protect the hood decal from heat, and to quiet the engine noise.

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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2011, 12:58:05 PM »
I never saw any on ta's through the years, my 78 didn't have one either. I'm glad they didn't put them on, my compressor throws out a little oil, and it would look like crap in no time.
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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2011, 11:20:14 AM »
Heidi I just put it on mine last week - $27 from Performance Years with the hood pad clips. You'll need to order an additional set of clips as 10 wasn't quite enough (just ordered an extra set). I know it's not a 'stock' item, but I wanted the extra insulation and it cleaned up the underside look for me......certainly something you can take off easily if you decide you don't like it later, and it's inexpensive.





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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2011, 11:50:51 AM »
If you have the bird it's prob a good idea,If i didn't have ac I would do it.
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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2011, 04:39:13 PM »
Ohhhhhhhhhhh ok, great!  Probably will do that JUST to protect the bird and new paint.
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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2011, 08:43:11 PM »
Ohhhhhhhhhhh ok, great!  Probably will do that JUST to protect the bird and new paint.

I wouldnt worry about it honestly, i think it makes the bottom of the hood look bad, and the original hoods held up so long without it, dont see why you need to improve on an already great design?
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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2011, 09:59:24 PM »
Ohhhhhhhhhhh ok, great!  Probably will do that JUST to protect the bird and new paint.

I wouldnt worry about it honestly, i think it makes the bottom of the hood look bad, and the original hoods held up so long without it, dont see why you need to improve on an already great design?
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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2011, 10:25:08 PM »
I guess I am a day late and a dollar short , lol
I just made the same exact post .

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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2011, 09:56:22 AM »
Do you guys know what the hood insulation was used for? Wasn't for heat protection.....
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Re: And one more question on the insulation......hood??
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2011, 09:57:27 AM »
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