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1927 Buick Speedster project


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Starting construction of a wood firewall from scrap plywood as a pattern (final version to be oak).

The engine is longer than the hood, so it protrudes out the back.

How much distance needs to be left to avoid the danger of fire?





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There is no fire danger from the engine, only the exhaust manifold. Anything closer than four inches should have a metal shield to prevent charring. Personally, I would use a metal covering over the entire firewall.

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Once you have the wood firewall finished  and everything mounted put a sheet  metal face on the engine side.  Speedster projects are fun and you don't end up underwater if you do most of the work yourself.

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