The FireTurd is fast. The FireTurd goes straight. Those are the only two positive qualities I can think of. Everything else about the car sucks. It rattles. It is hot–and not just an uncomfortable hot, no, we’re talking convection oven air pouring through the holes in the firewall hot. You could use the footwells to get bread dough to rise. Something needed done. Well, something needed done as long as it didn’t cost too much. Ebay to the rescue.
I bought (not surprisingly) some sort of cheapie insulation. It’s really light and appears to be foil covered “poppy paper”, the packing bags of plastic puffed full of air. Whatever, no problem, let’s get shit done.
Not shown is the carpet kit I bought for the car. Molded carpet is the way to go. However, for those wishing to follow in my illustrious footsteps, a word of warning. I bought a rug for a four speed car because it completely covers over the transmission tunnel. Perhaps the four speed trans tunnel is larger than the automatic? I don’t know for sure. But I do know that I have a lot of extra carpet over my transmission tunnel. Luckily I punched enough holes and ran enough bolts through the carpet that it’s all held down. WIN.
The foil works remarkably well for heat. Noise abatement is less impressive but I think the carpet covers most of that up. But most importantly, it looks great.