Is the gas tank supposed to have a heat shield?

fly_25

Greasemonkey
Oct 20, 2020
119
28
3.8 V6, did the gask tank ever have a heat shield from the muffler? Any pics of the stock exhaust setup would be much appreciated. Happy Thursday!
 

Clone TIE Pilot

Comic Book Super Hero
Aug 14, 2011
3,300
113
Galaxy far far away
My formerly 3.8 V6 Regal never had a gas tank heat shield. However, I do know V8 Monte Carlos have head shields for the fuel line near the gas tank because of the split exhaust, 3.8 V6 cars lack it.
 

oldsmobile joe

Royal Smart Person
Nov 12, 2015
2,040
113
mpls
Turbo'd v6 efi engines also had a heat shield due to the duel style exhaust. Not sure about the turbo carb bbc cars or the cutlass
 

Clone TIE Pilot

Comic Book Super Hero
Aug 14, 2011
3,300
113
Galaxy far far away
Turbo'd v6 efi engines also had a heat shield due to the duel style exhaust. Not sure about the turbo carb bbc cars or the cutlass

Probably any G body that had split dual exhaust from the factory came with the fuel line heat shield.
 
  • Agree
Reactions: 1 user

565bbchevy

Geezer
Aug 8, 2011
9,192
113
Michigan
When I put the new factory duals on my Regal from a single exhaust I made a heat shield for the fuel line since the new tail pipe was under it.
 

Ugly1

G-Body Guru
Oct 26, 2021
739
63
Lost in the woods of NH
Of all the g-bodies I’ve owned I never bothered nor worried on having heat shielding other than the catalytic converters if they lasted past the motor swap. 🤣
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users

64nailhead

Goat Herder
Supporting Member
Dec 1, 2014
4,965
113
Upstate NY
Can you say bull horn - no heat shield needed. - ha.
 

spidereyes455

G-Body Guru
Mar 6, 2013
708
93
Northeastern PA
The 442's and Hurst Olds cars also had the heat shield same as the monte's
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

69hurstolds

Geezer
Supporting Member
Jan 2, 2006
6,814
113
I got an NOS one of those fuel line shields around here somewhere. I'll have to check the number on it.

Found it. It's Group 3.602, GM p/n 25501213.

Cool. Forgot I had this. 25512619 is the Cat Shield. At least for Cutlass and Monte SS. I figure any G-body dual bed converter would have that.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users

GBodyForum is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Amazon, the Amazon logo, AmazonSupply, and the AmazonSupply logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

Please support GBodyForum Sponsors

Classic Truck Consoles Dixie Restoration Depot Mike's Montes UMI Performance

Contact Admin@GBodyForum.com for info on becoming a sponsor