Chapter 9: Wheelpants

Chapter 9: Heat Shields

(posted 3/14/11)

Heat shields are not addressed in the plans.)


Heat shields protect the gear leg from being melted by the radiant heat from the brake rotor.  I made mine from 0.045" aluminum sheet bolted between the gear leg and axle.  I started  with the pattern created by Bernie Siu.  I modified mine to be a little wider so that they also shield the brake lines as they enter the brake calipers.  Later, I will wrap the gear leg and brake lines that are inside the wheelpant with fiberfrax and aluminum tape as an extra measure.



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