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Offline flamingchariots

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Shield for catalytic converter?
« on: February 17, 2013, 05:43:42 PM »
The covering (shield) over the catalytic converter on my '84 is disintegrating, even when you touch it.

Is it necessary to have the shield in place?  I don't see this item on replacement converters... or is it built into them?

I don't want to start any fires by neglecting this.  Is a replacement available or even needed?







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Re: Shield for catalytic converter?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 05:55:29 PM »
The shield is built into a generic replacement cat

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Re: Shield for catalytic converter?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 06:25:54 PM »
If you don't want to replace your cat, I just yoinked mine.  I believe the heat shield is still good.   I can get some pictures if you would like.   You can have it for the cost of shipping.  I think it will fit in a large flat rate USPS box.

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Re: Shield for catalytic converter?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 03:49:03 AM »
I'm going to a high flow cat (if no-one buys my wagon and I take it to Canada when I move) Even though they weren't required on Canadian Eagles, trying to prove that to emissions guys isn't easy!
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Re: Shield for catalytic converter?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 04:53:46 PM »
Thanks for all the replies. 
Looking at my pictures, I think that is the original catalytic converter.  Can it be run without the guard or is it best to have something there in place?