Region: South Bend
Car #: 76
Year : 1999 Posts: 121
Well, I'm getting older and a little more out of shape every year and the heat inside the car is starting to get a little uncomfortable. Has anybody found a good method for keeping the heat out of the cockpit?
Cool shirt may be an option in the future, but would like to work on keeping the exhaust heat out at this point.
Car #: Yours?
Year : will race 4 food Posts: 575
I've mixed in some ceramic insulating stuff with some Rustoleum and painted the floor of 2 RX7s with it. Dusty Bottoms did it to his Miata, and would likely have more actual fact data than I do... but it definitely keeps the tunnel and floor cooler. With a plain steel tunnel you'd be crazy to set your hand on it within 30 minutes of race/session end. Ceramic painted I can rest my hand on the tunnel and leave it there -- it's still warm, but it's not skin melting hot.
In my next build I'll likely use this stuff on the floor and some of the gold or silver radiant stuff to put along the floor above the exhaust and around the headers.
Region: South East
Car #: #92
Year : 91 Posts: 189
what color is the roof of your car? I had a drag racer do a comparison of underhood temps right over the carb, after that we painted the hood white on the outside and it reduced the temp pretty significantly. I'm going to do it to my car I just have to figure out how to incorporate it into the paint scheme