I am in the middle of my 3800 swap in my Fiero, and as I gather the money to do the swap, I am always looking for more projects I can do to my 86 SE.
After reading through the Contruction Zone today, I noticed many engine bays with bare sheet metal.
This instantly caught my eye and sparked my interest.
I am very interested in getting rid of the old insulation/sound deadening material that seems to line the engine bay of my 86 Fiero.
My question is, what are the repercussions of removing this material?
Does it quiet the engine and road noise much, if it all?
Does it protect anything against heat?
How is it secured? Just glue or are there fasteners somewhere?
Any and all tips, advice, comments are welcomed and appreciated, everyone here seems to have great ideas.
Additionally, would you recommend against removing it and NOT replacing it?
I was thinking about removing it all, or at least on the 3 sides, not firewall, then using a wire wheel to remove any old adhesive and other stuffs that might be there, and then go over the metal with a matte black paint so that the engine is the eye-catcher in the engine bay, with no ugly old insulation in the way.
[This message has been edited by DKcustoms (edited 02-20-2014).]