1985 Hood Insulator

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1985 Hood Insulator

Postby oldschool1 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:50 pm

DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WITH A HOOD INSULATOR INSTALLED AFTER 1987.

Before.
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Brush away dirt and grime and grease and oil.
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Using detergent an water (I use ERA) and a medium brush, scrub the surface of the insulator.
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Rinse, from the top down, using lots of clean water.
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Drip dry for two hours.
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Done.
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Re: 1985 Hood Insulator

Postby artbaileyjr » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:14 pm

Not that I suggesting this now; but what do ya s'pose some upholstery and fabric spray paint would do for that now that it's nice and clean?

It looks good, none the less! 8-)

(I don't see any oil filler caps stuck in it. Isn't that where you keep your spare?) :lol: :mrgreen: :P

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Re: 1985 Hood Insulator

Postby oldschool1 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:41 am

artbaileyjr wrote:Not that I suggesting this now; but what do ya s'pose some upholstery and fabric spray paint would do for that now that it's nice and clean?
It would even out the color of the textile, making it look even better. I should have specified that this was just a cleaning. What is fabric spray paint? That sounds like just the ticket!
artbaileyjr wrote:It looks good, none the less! 8-)
Thank you. The layer facing the engine is aheavy textile, almost like poplin. I wish I could have stuck it in the washing machine and dryer like a pair of jeans. A little fabric softner and maybe some dryer sheets and it would have been as comfortable as a pair of 501's.
artbaileyjr wrote:(I don't see any oil filler caps stuck in it. Isn't that where you keep your spare?) :lol: :mrgreen: :P

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Didn't you read the IDENTIFICATION forum?
It's only available on 1988-1992 models.
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Re: 1985 Hood Insulator

Postby oldschool1 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:13 am

lincolnmania wrote:that's a nice hood pad :mrgreen:
i'm used to greasy nasty ones that all you can do is throw away

I'll let you in on a secret Scott, just don't tell anybody.

Before 1988, hood insulators came with a thick, cotton like cover over the fiberglass as appossed to the 'netting' used thereafter. The 84, 85, and 86 in my garage have the same pad. The 88 out front wouldn't hold up to a good breeze.

Brushing and then scrubbing the 1985 pad was like cleaning a pair of Dickies pinned to the wall.
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Re: 1985 Hood Insulator

Postby gadget73 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:39 pm

86 Towncar ones are definitely not like that. Mine had the same crappy construction as the one in my LSC. I removed the one in the towncar, got tired of it dropping junk on my head and on the motor.
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Re: 1985 Hood Insulator

Postby 5.0 bird » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:36 pm

Will an early one fit the later cars? I see that the trouble light is in a diferent spot, but that looks like the only difference. I may start keeping an eye out for one of those.
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Re: 1985 Hood Insulator

Postby artbaileyjr » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:38 am

The early one will also fit, but you have to go through the same raindance. The hood light hole ~should~ be moved, however, there are mounting holes in you later hood to re-locate the lamp to the existing early pad.

It is my understanding that the light was moved to aid in reading the dipstick. I don't know if there is any truth to that, but it kinda' makes sense. :roll:

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Re: 1985 Hood Insulator

Postby artbaileyjr » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:14 pm

Hizhonor wrote:
artbaileyjr wrote:The early one will also fit, but you have to go through the same raindance. The hood light hole ~should~ be moved, however, there are mounting holes in you later hood to re-locate the lamp to the existing early pad.

It is my understanding that the light was moved to aid in reading the dipstick. I don't know if there is any truth to that, but it kinda' makes sense. :roll:

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It was moved for the simple fact that the light would have hit the raised upper plenum on the 5.0 SEFI motors and broken the bulb! :o ;) :mrgreen:

Oh :shock: That kind'a makes sense too.... :roll:
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Re: 1985 Hood Insulator

Postby oldschool1 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:28 am

5.0 bird wrote:Will an early one fit the later cars? I see that the trouble light is in a diferent spot, but that looks like the only difference. I may start keeping an eye out for one of those.

Yes and yes.

The down side is that if you use a 1984 - 1985 on a 1986 - 1992. the pin holes line up but the indentations do not :lol:
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