318 Polyspherical Mopar Engine Fuel Pump Heat Shield
Rich writes: Here is a fuel pump heat shield I made up from .019" sheet metal to prevent fuel boiling in hot weather in my
1964 Dodge Polara.
The metal I bought at Home Dept; it comes in 1' x 1', 1' x 2', or 3' x 3'. It is what I could find. I put the gasket against the block and the metal on top of it.
Update May 2009: As noted above, I originally put one gasket on the fuel pump shield, against the block. At at highway speeds the engine was spitting some oil on the alternator. I thought I needed to put a gasket on both sides of the shield. After some tracking, I found that the fuel pump is not leaking on my car. The problem was that I forgot to retighten the waterpump cover bolt that holds the stationary end of the alternator adjuster. Dang it!
[Editor s Note: This heat shield should also work on the LA Mopar block; it is different than the heat shield used on Big Block Mopar motors.]
February 18, 2009; May 7, 2009
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