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Unhood insulation

Does anybody have a good recommendation for a replacement unhood insulation. The factory fiberglass one aren't great but the dynamat one look awful. I am open to any ideas.

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The molded pads are real nice, but at $100+ a bit over priced IMO.

I'll stick with the spun type pad.

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Red face It's the shipping that gets you!

The molded hood insulating pads look great and really dress things up.

The cost of the pads and clips are less than $100 from Ames, but the shipping is what gets you!

It worked out for me that I had Ames bring my pad to a show and I picked it up there and saved the cost of shipping!
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I've used no insulation underhood on 95% of my GTO's, including my current ones. It holds in heat and gets sucked into the air cleaners.
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If you are going for a Concourse Restored car, consider omitting the pad. I put one on my 67 Sports Coupe and lost points at this years GTOAA Convention.



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If you are going for a Concourse Restored car, consider omitting the pad. I put one on my 67 Sports Coupe and lost points at this years GTOAA Convention.
WOW, What TOOLS Did they at least offer a solid reason or just their basic OPINION.
Was it for not having a molded pad?

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The GTOAA judges are very good at keeping to the standards of how the various plants assembled the cars. For period correct items such as alternator part #, inspection markings etc the generally follow the GTOAA Pontiac GTO/GT37 Illustrated Identification Guide authored by Eric White. The insulation I have on mine is partially moulded with a visible space for my stock chrome pancake air filter. What mine is missing is a second indentation for the radiator hose coming from the thermostat.

I'm most likely going to leave it and just accept the 1 or 2 points as I like the look of it and wish to spend my $ fixing other point loss areas.

My goal is to improve the Concourse Restored Class Bronze my car earned this year to Gold at the Conference in Valley Forge PA next June
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I've used no insulation underhood on 95% of my GTO's, including my current ones. It holds in heat and gets sucked into the air cleaners.
I'm with geeteeohguy on this one. MIne is a driver and in SC I do ot need the underhood heat. As far as correctness goes, I spent from 1982-1997 playing the "authenticity" game with AACA, both as competitor and judge. By 1997 the fun was gone and I built a Stude hot rod and entered it. Man, did some guys lose it!
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A couple photos to go with my last post.
Well congratulations that is a fine looking machine,
it's just too bad they will not except that molded pad.
It is the BEST we have access to and they know it.
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