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nels
06-29-2008, 08:39 PM
I'll be putting the hood insulation on the Avanti tomorrow and I honestly forget which side goes toward the hood and gets the glue....is it the fuzzy side or the black smooth side??

61LaRk4dr
06-29-2008, 08:51 PM
Hello,

I believe that it is the fuzzy side that goes up against the hood and the black smooth side is exposed. Not that it is any significance, but my 1963 Ford Galaxie has the fiber insulation that installs this way under the hood.

1947 Studebaker M-5
1948 Studebaker Land Cruiser
1961 Studebaker Lark 4-dr. Sedan
http://images1.filecloud.com/690439/untitled.JPG

Bob Bryant
06-29-2008, 09:53 PM
On my Avanti the black side is exposed.

Naples, FL
1963 Avanti R2524

barnlark
06-30-2008, 12:58 AM
Has anyone bought SI's hood insulation? What does it look like? Any logos on it on the smooth side? I was wondering the same thing if I bought it for my Lark, which side goes out. I've seen cars with the insulation side out and thought it looked goofy. Is the above advice the same for Larks? My hood is freshly painted, but after sandblasting underneath it is not as nice as I'd like it to look. Does the insulation actually save the paint from extreme heat abuse?

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0087-1.jpg

rdmaxon
06-30-2008, 09:46 AM
I bought the early insulation pad for my Avanti from SI,but I have not yet installed it. I don't think there is anything printed on the black side. When I get home from work I will double check and repost if needed. RD
R3266

rdmaxon
06-30-2008, 09:50 AM
This Avanti appears to have its insulation installefd "black side" down:http://img.inkfrog.com/click_enlarge1.php?image=studebacker_048.JPG&username=sberkley&aid=99803694

HNCadet
06-30-2008, 12:14 PM
Nels,

"I'll be putting the hood insulation on the Avanti tomorrow"

Which Avanti???

JDP
06-30-2008, 02:04 PM
Flat side down on the insulator, fuzzy out.

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

Thomas Jeffereson

nels
06-30-2008, 10:52 PM
Chuck,I'm finishing up a 64 R1 I've had for a couple yrs. I very late car, R5529.
John, I think you are right. I was pretty sure I remembered the fuzzy side down but still haven't glued it on as I want to be sure.

bige
06-30-2008, 11:35 PM
I believe fuzzy side exposed to be correct...the flat side, assuming the material is the same as the two I bought, is actually a bit abrasive with writing on it that is neither attractive or Avanti related.

The fuzzy side, at least on my car, gets chewed up by the alternator and blower pulleys and stuck very nicely to a recently painted radiator shroud.

As an aside though, I bought two of them and one was cut so the flat side had to go down and the other vice versa!

I'm contemplating a custom pad one of these days. It does make a noticeable difference reducing engine noise in the cabin.

Ernie R2 R5388

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/AvantiR2/track.jpg

Bob Langer
07-01-2008, 09:04 AM
My Avanti has the original hood insulation installed at the factory and the fuzzy side is glued to the hood.

Bob Langer
Glenshaw,PA

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/cropped-1.jpg

JDP
07-01-2008, 09:17 AM
I think the factory pad is smooth on both side.

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

Thomas Jeffereson

Bob Langer
07-01-2008, 09:54 AM
This is the original factory pad.

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/100_0243.jpg

Bob Langer
Glenshaw,PA

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/cropped-1.jpg

JDP
07-01-2008, 09:59 AM
Odd, the one on my 64 had it on both sides, the mystery deepens..

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

Thomas Jeffereson

nels
07-02-2008, 09:31 PM
Well today a Stude buddy stopped over and for the first time I had two sets of hands to position the hood insulation blanket. It only fits one way and that is the finished side toward the engine. I still question if this is really right but that's how it will be going on

bige
07-02-2008, 09:56 PM
I've purchased two and one was cut so the smooth was down and the other cut so the fuzzy was down. On the bright side the smooth side stays nicer longer. The fuzz on mine is already chewed.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/AvantiR2/track.jpg

Deaf Mute
07-03-2008, 12:21 PM
Fuzzy to the hood, is I believe correct. I went to a local furnace guy and bought "plenum insulation". I laid my original one (what was left of it) on top of the new and used it for a pattern. Cut it with very sharp sissors and use a hole punch (leather workers?) to punch the holes for the hood ornament. I used 3M spray adhesive and put one coat on the new pad and let it dry for a day. Then I sprayed a coat on the hood and another on the pad and installed per directions. To make things easier, I had the hood removed and laying on a table... NOT the kitchen table!
I have had many favorable remarks on the outcome.

duane miller

nels
07-04-2008, 10:37 AM
Good idea as far as speying the insulation blanket and letting dry for a day. I think I will do that. As usual, things are not progressing as fast as I would like.

barnlark
07-05-2008, 12:47 AM
Well, It appears that at least on the Avanti hoods the smooth side is out from the factory. Again, would it have been that way from the factory for a '60 Lark to be correct, anyone know? I could see a later dealer installation being placed the wrong way by accident, so an original factory job picture from Bob Langer is good enough for me if that was the same method for most Studes. That's why it's never a sure thing unless you or a family member are the ones who originally bought it, and have a pretty darn good memory. Do the International Meet judges know for sure?

fmarshall
07-16-2008, 05:19 PM
Mine had the original one in place when I took it in to get it painted. It was smooth side toward the engine.

The new one was glued in place, and then we placed a couple UHaul packing pads over the engine and rested the hood on them to hold the pad all the way up while the 3M adhesive cured.

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63 Avanti R2, 4-Speed, 3.73 TT
Martinez, CA
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