Perhaps unless you have an MGA.......
I wrapped the headers on my B-engined MGA about 8 years and 25,000 miles
ago. To date, no header failure, but a marked decrease in under-hood heat
was noted. It even became possible to adjust the carbs without getting
But, then, an MGB has more space under the hood for the heat to dissipate,
so wrapped headers might not have so many benefits....
British Sportscar Center
> From: Kelvin Dodd <kdodd@West.net>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: MGB Header Wrap?
> Date: Wednesday, March 11, 1998 12:40 PM
> Andy Ramm wrote:
> > I just purchased my long center branch header from British
> > Automotive and the proprietor, Doug Jackson, advised against
> > using header wrap for heat abatement. He suggested that
> > over time, it would make the pipe brittle and prone to
> > cracking.
> I have heard the same story from a number of sources. I do not
> think there is a conspiracy going on against the purveyors of the pipe
> wrap. I think the down side offsets any possible benefits of heat
> reduction, in a street application. For race use the benefits are
> there, but I would put this product in the same category as "iced fuel