View single post by colinw59
 Posted: 06-02-2006 02:29 pm
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Joined: 02-14-2006
Location: Bloomfield/Hebron, Connecticut USA
Posts: 147
From the factory there is only open air (hot air) between the shifter aperture in the transmission tunnel and the leather shifter boot. It seemed to be bad engineering to me. So I cut a piece of 1" thick foam, oversize by 1" in both directions, and then cut a 1/2" deep slit/undercut around the perimeter. The foam was eased into place and retained by the sheet metal around the aperture seating into the slit/undercut. I also used sound deadening material over the tunnel and other areas of the cockpit. Heat soak is very minumal even over the 85 deg. weather we had last weekend, and the car runs quietly.