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Rosbif
December 18, 2016, 5:12pm Report to Moderator

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Hi everybody.
I have a 13/60 convertible and want to put something in the soft top storage compartment to reduce the noise coming from the transmission/diff when the top is up. It isn’t often I drive with the top up but it does happen from time to time.

Should the panel between the storage area and the boot also be insulated or just the transmission  area.

Naturally my first thoughts are Dynamat or similar.

What have you used or recommend?

Thanks for your thoughts


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midgeman
December 19, 2016, 11:55am Report to Moderator


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When I restored my 13/60 CV It had shaped bags made of what appeared to be plastic one side a fine hessian the other and these bags were filled with a type of fibre wool which after forty odd years had started to disintegrate I am confident these were fitted at the factory and not by a previous owner (Bill at Rarebits will probably know if that is correct).

These bags were located as follows:

One long bag across the width of the car between the rear seat and the fibre board in other words the area where the hood folds into.

One shaped bag covering the inner wheel arch (one each side) again the area where the hood folds into.

One short bag between B post and inner wheel arch (one each side) again the area where the hood folds into.

So FIVE pieces in total.

My solution was to make new ones using the old pieces as templates.

The material I used was easy to obtain from my local B&Q Depot: A pack of Heavy Duty Black Plastic Rubble Sacks and some Loft insulation because these bags are thick they don't rip like ordinary bin liners would and can be glued to seal the contents inside (I used carpet spray adhesive).

The bags that cover the inner wheel arches will need to be held in place (again I used carpet adhesive spray) the others are just placed in the appropriate area loosely.

I adopted a similar method for the insulation behind the front footwell boards the inner bulkhead and the area behind the dash.

I hope this helps.




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Rosbif
December 19, 2016, 12:58pm Report to Moderator

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Thanks midgeman an interesting and inexpensive solution.

Not having old ones to use as a pattern means I'll have to climb into the storage well to measure up, but at least they don't have to be made to tolérances of 1mm


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midgeman
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Quoted from Rosbif
Thanks midgeman an interesting and inexpensive solution.

Not having old ones to use as a pattern means I'll have to climb into the storage well to measure up, but at least they don't have to be made to tolérances of 1mm


Your Welcome



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Beans
December 19, 2016, 8:18pm Report to Moderator

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I have used these on two of my cars so far, easy to cut to shape and easy to apply ...



When using a medium heat source (paint stripper) they can easily be shaped to follow sharp contour lines.





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1980 TR7 DHC (a.k.a. Kermette, my first car bought in 1988 )
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ferny
December 20, 2016, 7:46am Report to Moderator

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I've always found fitting a louder exhaust is an effective way of getting rid of mechanical noises. This hasn't always ended well.


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If in doubt, do up until you hear the crack and then go another 1/4 turn to ensure tightness.
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Rosbif
December 20, 2016, 9:55am Report to Moderator

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OK ferny, I guess I'll just have to use the radio/cassette player at full volume - I don't like loud exhausts.


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