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    I am currently trying to restore a Manic GT which uses the same power plant and running gear as the R8/R10 cars ! I am at the point of reinstalling my motor but would like to replace the yellowish insulation that is on the back side of the metal separator between the motor and the gas tank .
    What have others done to replace this stuff and what is its real purpose noise and fire suppression or just noise ?
    I have tried some noise suppression stuff but it seems to hold moisture so is their something simple that would suffice out their ? any thoughts would be appreciated .

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    In my opinion, it is just for noise suppression.
    I used a sheet of rubber which had a self adhesive layer on the inside. I got it from Clark rubber probably, but that may not be of any use to you where you are of course. I cut it into sections to fit inside the ribs, then pulled the paper off the adhesive and stuck it on.

    If you decide to glue something on, I'd recommend the 3M spray adhesive. You spray it into both surfaces in two directions, leave it go tacky then join the two surfaces together. Good stuff!

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    Hi Manic,
    The insulation you talk about is purely sound and heat insulation and not very good at that. I now use Dynamat with very good success. Mainly as sound and heat insulation on the rear firewall of the car behind the rear seat, and stuck on from the inside of the car. One car in particular we did was a MG RV8, which put a lot of engine heat into the driving area. After Dynamat it was a fantastic convertible to drive.

    insulation /fire barrier between gas tank and engine bay for r8/10-insulation-back-sml.jpg

    The back of a R8G I am building at present for a client. I have also put on the inside of the fuel tank cover plate, between engine and tank.

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    Hi geckoeng

    Very interesting. Where do you get it - looked at dynamat on the web but it appears US based - where do you get it locally?

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    Bazz,
    pretty sure I've seen it for sale by the sheet on ebay, but one of the classic car for sales mags (probably Just Cars, as I don't buy Unique Cars all that often) has a few business ads for this or similar material in each mag.
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    Tks KB. Would have been good to know about this before recarpeting the A110.

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    weighs the best side of bugger all... I've used it a bit and find it brilliant.

    EZ Cool Automotive Insulation heat barrier and noise reduction for cars, trucks, classic cars, street rods and much more

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    The one advertised in Just Cars is an Australian made product called Resomat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 27of85 View Post
    The one advertised in Just Cars is an Australian made product called Resomat.
    Intersting... It would be a ay better resonance/sound suppressor than the one I linked as it's heavy.... sounds very expensive ... and doesn't say anywhere in made here

    Resomat | Tru-Fit Carpets

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    The ad for Resomat claims it is Australian made.
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    bazzamac,

    Image Qty Description Ship Method Consignment #
    1 Dynamat Xtreme 9 Sheet Bulk Pack Sound Deadener Extreme Car Audio Sub Deadening #10455 EBay ID: 281268501444-1222442648018


    On the Ebay with a company called Motoquipe in Adelaide, cheapest I have seen in Australia, beware of Australian copies, not up to standard. See motoquipe.com.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazzamac View Post
    Tks KB. Would have been good to know about this before recarpeting the A110.
    Yes, you should ask more questions on here before you charge off on your endeavors Bazz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    Yes, you should ask more questions on here before you charge off on your endeavors Bazz.
    Very droll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    Yes, you should ask more questions on here before you charge off on your endeavors Bazz.
    KB - have not charged off yet and so have taken notice of the extra advice offered - all good.

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    Thanks for all the input it seems that the general consensus is that the yellow stuff was for more sound suppression than heat displacement from the motor compartment .

    I will try to source some of the mentioned materials and apply accordingly.


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