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Old 10-04-2020, 08:48 PM   #1
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Default '39 Deluxe Heater Tube Fabric

There is a 4" section of asbestos fabric that connects two sections of heater tube in my engine compartment. I need to replace it, and I understand there is some sort of fabric used in aviation that can be used as a substitute. I'm guessing someone on the Ford Barn Forum can tell me the name of the fabric. (I've done a bit of research and found a fabric called Thermo-Tec Aluminized Heat Barrier. Wondering if this is the stuff.). Mike
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Old 10-04-2020, 09:50 PM   #2
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Not sure what specific material you are looking for, but there are several heat barrier materials used around (as in the vicinity of) turbos, headers, etc. I'm sure you can find something on a high performance site like Jegs or Summit.
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Old 10-04-2020, 11:24 PM   #3
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I would post a picture if I could figure out how to do that.

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Old 10-05-2020, 01:55 AM   #4
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what diameter is this ? sounds like you could use the alluminium tube often used between the air cleaner assembly and exhaust manifold on later cars
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Old 10-05-2020, 05:42 AM   #5
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saw this place on another thread about heaters.

http://www.hotair4fords.com/
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Old 10-05-2020, 07:10 AM   #6
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We used something similar in the hvac industry. The original ones were probably asbestos. You should be able to get it at a hvac supply but it would come in a large roll. Check a sheetmetal shop in your area as you only need a small piece. Mark
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Old 10-05-2020, 08:36 AM   #7
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Any of the header tube fiber wraps can be fabricated into a sleeve / tube. Multiple colors are available
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Old 10-05-2020, 09:07 AM   #8
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The link Rich B posted shows it exactly.

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Old 10-05-2020, 10:22 AM   #9
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Here's more possible solutions.
https://www.google.com/search?q=4+in...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Old 10-05-2020, 10:35 AM   #10
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Maybe something like this. https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...clickkey=54673

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Operational temperature range from -55C (-67F) to +125C (257F). It may reach up to 150C (302F) during short periods of time.
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Old 10-05-2020, 02:03 PM   #11
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This is what we used for hi-temp applications on aircraft... Good for 500 F.
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...ages/sceet.php
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