well, it is not the best looking heat shield in the world by any means, but it does definatly work.
while it is not 100% sealed off from ALL engine heat, I did notice a difference in power from the cooler air on the 'ole *** dyno.
I have a digital read thermometer with about a 10 foot long wire for the thermocouple.
I first put the t/c on the side of the heat shield, where the filter was sucking air from before. started the car up, and the temp went from about 70* F to around 102* F at Idle. I then took it out on the road, t/c in the same place, readout in front of me, on the steering column, and the temp went up to around 130* F.
I then put the t/c in front of the filter and drove around. the temp jumped down to around 65* F.
last, I put the t/c inside the intake pipe and got a temp reading of around 75* F.( I know, I know, not the smartest idea, but I couldn't resist.... I had to know )
now I am not saying that the thermo is 100% accurate, but a difference of around 50* F is quite a big change...
here are some pics, can anybody guess what I made it out of??
let me know what you think, be honest, even it you think it I am absolutely dumb for making one like this
I used the junk door molding from my parts car to make it