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I'm putting together my conversion to SU's from the weber DVG's. I think I have everything but the heat shield, and I just realized that thats how the throttle spring return attaches. If you have a spare i'll take it off of your hands. The SU's are round tops if that makes any difference.

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Bruce, I know it was April 1 when you wrote that, but stilll... Fine, ha ha. I probably only have the special "cold weather" heat shields too that are extra thick and won't fit your US "ZEE's"...

You do know that the US is the ONLY country in the world where they say "ZEE", it couldn't be that maybe, YOU guys, have the funny name for them? nuck nuck? or is that Canuck?

My little stock of these should probably live at your house anyway. What good are heat shields in the frozen north?

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Thanks guys. The problem i guess is that 1. I wasnt aware there were different shields for SU's and 2. I have never seen one of these in person. I am mounting 4 screw round top carbs on to a l28 block with an n42 head, if that helps anything.

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When I get my act together (soon, ever?) I'll take pictures of the ones I have to post and maybe Bruce can point out the one that would work best for your manifold. The only difference is in the cut-outs, ie what they fit around and how. Bruce, help!

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If you are mounting 4 screws on a 4 screw manifold then the mounting flange won't have the drop down section between the bottom 2 mounting holes. E46 or 48 or something should be the number on the manifold. Anyway the manifold mounting flange (for 4 screw carbs) will be symmetrical because they don't have the provision for water between the two bottom mounting bolts. That alone should answer the question......

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But a flat top heat shield can be used with the making of two "S" hooks, drilling 2 holes in the heat shield for the hooks and hooking the springs to the hooks. Just and FYI for those of you out there that come here trolling for bits and pieces of information that this forum is known for...... Cheers.....

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But a flat top heat shield can be used with the making of two "S" hooks, drilling 2 holes in the heat shield for the hooks and hooking the springs to the hooks. Just and FYI for those of you out there that come here trolling for bits and pieces of information that this forum is known for...... Cheers.....

Awesome that that's Bruce Palmer endorsed, 'cause that's what I did on my car!

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ok so using information found on bruce's awesome site i have determined that the first heat shield you have is for a 1969, I do not have 1969 carbs because they have metal cap screws and mine are plastic.

The second heat shield you have is for a 1970-1971. It has the big center cutout for the heat riser, but not the extra tab on the left

Since i have no intention of using the heat riser or even a stock air cleaner i think ill use the 1969 model. zKars, are you willing to part with it?

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Well of course I can part with it.

Now the early ones are MUCH more valuable than the later ones due to scarcity. And I sand blasted and painted that one... Hmmmm... Let's see.... what will the market bear....

$25 + shipping?

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Reviving this thread since there is some good info on the shields in here... Can anybody tell me the original finish on the heat shield, or have a photo of a clean stock shield?  I know a lot of guys VHT-paint them which is what I was planning to do but as I'm wire-brushing mine to clean it up, I'm seeing a layer of what looks like shiny silver distorted/melted metal from the heat of the wire brush; I'm wondering if that's a zinc galvanization layer.

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Thanks siteunseen.  I'm about to thoroughly derail this old thread but since the OP's issue got resolved, here we go!

 

I just took my heat shields over to a plater and he thought it was zinc as well. He doesn't do zinc plating, he prefers "electroless nickel", but the color/luster is close enough for my purposes. He charges $75 per small order to strip, sandblast and plate which seems very reasonable to me for two heat shields. However, I bet I could add a few other parts and get them done for "free". I know most of the 240's plated parts are zinc/yellow; can anybody think of some silver parts that I could add to my order? Pretty much everything on my engine is dull, dirty grey-brown, regardless of whether it was originally clear or yellow zinc :-)

 

I've been looking at stock engine bay pics and I see very little silver zinc, which is why I'm looking for suggestions. Thanks all!

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The heat shield the fuel rail and the ring around where my shifter comes through the tunnel into the car are the ones I'm doing. So far! LOL

 

EDIT: Ignore what I said!  I'm claiming heat exhaustion. :facepalm: 



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