1.      Q: Is it difficult to form the shield to the proper shape?

         A: While it does take some careful bending, the instructions give concise directions and the aluminum 

             material is easily formed. Review the installation details on the Instruction Page. Our feedback 

             has been that, not only is it easy, our customers enjoy putting their personal touch to the final

             installation.

  2.      Q: How can I be certain the shield is designed for my starter?

           A: Most of the shields are designed to fit a particular application. However, some of the shields will fit a

               wide variety of starters because they are designed around a starter type (like Denso) and will fit most

               any starter based on that type design. We try to list the applications we are aware of that each design

               fits, but if there are questions feel free to email us at tech@ezshields.com.

3.        Q: I have a starter that is not shown on your product listings. Is it possible to get a shield made to fit my

                application?

            A: We are constantly looking for new patterns to develop. Feel free to email us at tech@ezshields.com

                 with your request and we will evaluate the possibility of a new shield pattern.

4.        Q: I have an uncommon arrangement of headers tubes. Can the shield be modified to fit my combo?

           A: Aluminum is a material that is easily modified. The natural shape that

               results from  forming the shield around the starter makes it extremely rigid, however the edges can be

               trimmed or tweaked to fit custom layouts. Obviously cutting large holes or reducing the shield area

              an excessive amount will impact how effective the shield is.

 5.        Q: What do you guys think of insulation materials on starter/solenoid shields?

            A: We are not fans of using insulation on our shields. Experience has shown us that the insulation holds

                 the heat in the starter and limits its ability to dissipate. A thinner, non-insulated member performs like

                 a radiator and when combined with an air gap, helps remove heat from these components.                                  This reduces any internal temperature, while also acting like a shield and reflecting any external heat.

6.         Q: Even after reviewing all the information on your website, I'm not completely comfortable with bending

                my own shield. Can I order a shield already formed to fit my starter?

            A: We are confident that, after reviewing our simple instructions, you could form a shield to the proper

                 shape. However, if you prefer to order a shield pre-bent, you can send a special request to

                 tech@ezshields.com and ask for a special order. EZ Shields will form the shield for you for a minimal

                 $10 extra charge.

7.         Q: What is the best way to order an EZ Shields starter heat shield?

            A: Our products can be found on EBay. Search for the EZ Shields part number (Example EZ-C01 for

                 the Classic Chevy shield) or do a search for "starter heat shields" and our products will be in the

                 listing. Please let us know if you have any trouble finding our parts.

8.         Q: Why no starter shields available in stainless steel?

            A: Stainless steel is a poor choice of materials for these shields. It is more difficult to form to the proper

                 shape and does not offer any advantages in shielding or heat transfer properties. Additionally, it is

                 more expensive, which is not a good value for our customers.

9.         Q: How often are your profiles reviewed and refined?

            A: It is an ongoing process for us. We get continual feedback from our customers and use that to refine 

                patterns. We love getting feedback. Feel free to email us at with comments or suggestions.

10.       Q: I'd like to see some examples of the shield installed.

​            A: Check out the Data Sheets and Product Views on the Starter Products page. It has a variety of pics                      showing our products installed. If you need a certain pic or view.....send us an email at

                 tech@ezshields.com.

11.       Q: Are you guys thinking of offering any shields that wrap flexible materials around the starter with tie

                wraps?

            A: Our experience is that this style fits tightly to the starter allowing only a minimal air gap.

                 This minimized air gap gets filled with oil and debris over a short time, which makes the wrap act like                    a blanket. As the engine block transfers heat to the starter, it cannot dissipate, and the starter is                          hotter than if there were no shield at all. We are not fans.


 

Frequently asked questions - Starter and carburetor heat shields

1.        Q: I have a custom fuel line/regulator arrangement. Can the carb. shield be modified to fit my combo?

           A: Aluminum is a material that is easily modified. The edges can be of the carb. shield can be

               trimmed or tweaked to fit custom layouts. Obviously cutting large holes or reducing the shield area

              an excessive amount will impact how effective the shield is.

2.         Q: What is the best way to order an EZ Shields carburetor heat shield?

            A: Our products can be found on EBay. Search for the EZ Shields part number (Example EZ-H01 for

                 the Holley 4150 shield) or do a search for "carb heat shields" and our

                 products will be in the listing. Please let us know if you have any trouble finding our parts.

3.        Q: I'd like to see some examples of the shield installed.

​           A: Check out the Data Sheets on the Carb Products page. It has a variety of pics showing our

                 products installed. If you need a certain pic or view.....send us an email at tech@ezshields.com.

​4.        Q: What is the function of the slots in the EZ-H01 and EZ-H02 carb heat shields above the accelerator                      pump locations?

           A: The bottom of the arm on a Holley accelerator pump hangs below the baseplate, which creates an                      interference with most carb shields. Ours has a clearance slot to avoid any interference.

​5.        Q: Why are you guys using a thicker shield material than I see on many carb shields?

​           A: Our shields are produced from .063 aluminum. Thinner shields are not as effective because the                           thicker material performs better as a heat sink. Besides shielding the intake manifold heat from                            the float bowls, the shield also draws heat from the carb baseplate and then acts as a radiator fin

                 to dissipate the heat into the air away from the carb. Thinner shields have less mass and therefore,                    less capacity. The added bonus is that the thicker shield does not get accidentally tweaked when

                 you are bending wrenches.

 

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