Mazda Miata: Add a Little Comfort Sep 25, 2013
Having owned a Miata or two before, we know very well that the exhaust header runs directly opposite the transmission tunnel from the driver’s feet. This generally isn’t a big deal, but our yellow car is built to run in endurance races. That puts a premium on driver comfort.
We used a bit of DEI’s Floor and Tunnel Shield II on the transmission tunnel to keep the pedal box cool. Once we finally fixed our misfire—we tracked it down to a clogged injector—we took a half-hour shakedown drive on the interstate (in fourth gear, no less).
Though the heat shield was warm to the touch, it had effectively blocked radiant heat from attacking our sandal-shod soles. We’re optimistic that this will work well on the track.
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