Author Topic: T/A silver/grey floor matting  (Read 679 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline 1109RWHP

  • No Life
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,445
Re: T/A silver/grey floor matting
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2020, 05:59:12 pm »
If anyone wants more Torino pictures let me know. I can post some more.

Offline crossboss

  • PT Group
  • Needs A Job
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,515
  • ^My Old Heap Boss 302…aka S-B Racing!
Re: T/A silver/grey floor matting
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2020, 06:00:36 pm »
If anyone wants more Torino pictures let me know. I can post some more.




Yes please!
Current lifelong project:
1969 Mustang Fastback/FOX chassis, 5 speed, 4 wheel discs, with a modern Can-Am 494 (Boss 429), Kaase heads, intake mounted with a 1425 cfm 'B' Autolite Inline carb, ala Trans-Am style…Whew!

Offline 1109RWHP

  • No Life
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,445
Re: T/A silver/grey floor matting
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2020, 06:04:10 pm »
I will start another thread.

Offline gt350bp

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 251
Re: T/A silver/grey floor matting
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2020, 05:22:46 pm »
Before I sold my 69 replica T/A, I had researched a few materials that looked similar. One was called NEWTEX I believe and I had notes on a company called Clark Services & Insulation. They had a number of products on their website that also looked similar.

There was also a company in Tucson, AZ that had roll high-heat insulation. I have contacted the person I sold my car too, as I included all contacts, drawings and information I had collected. This company and product information was part of the information binder I sold along with the car. I will post that information as soon as I receive.

Hope this is of help.

Don
gt350bp 

Offline SP_69_FB

  • Cool Newbie
  • **
  • Posts: 88
Re: T/A silver/grey floor matting
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2020, 11:08:26 pm »
Thanks Don, thats a big help ! - i have just had a look at the Newtex website and they do have what appears to be a very similar material https://www.newtex.com/npm/fabrics/zetex-fiberglass-fabric/zetex-fabrics, made in the USA. I will contact them and get a quote. cheers

Offline gt350bp

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 251
Re: T/A silver/grey floor matting
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2020, 03:46:36 pm »
Mineral Seal Corporation in Tucson,  AZ also has high heat ceramic fiber heat shield material that looks similar to the product used on the old T/A cars.

Telephone # 1 800 441 8228 or (520) 885-8228

Hope this is of help.

Don
gt350bp

Offline SP_69_FB

  • Cool Newbie
  • **
  • Posts: 88
Re: T/A silver/grey floor matting
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2020, 10:16:36 am »
Thanks Don, I contacted Newtex but they won't deal with me because i am not a company. I contacted Mineral seal but they don't have anything similar.
Is anyone else in need of this flooring material and has their own company ?

Offline gt350bp

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 251
Re: T/A silver/grey floor matting
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2020, 05:22:02 pm »
I thought the MinGlass 3310 fiberglass product looked fairly close from Mineral Seal. Looks like it comes in 40" and 60" width?

Don
gt350bp

Offline Bossboy302

  • Needs A Job
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,002
  • Pushing to tech-1971
Re: T/A silver/grey floor matting
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2020, 06:57:55 pm »
That Torino looks fantastic!!

I used to own it, won a race at Sonoma, and Ross Myers bought it pretty much on the spot. It has a great history:

Bill France/Nascar were concerned with the speeds in Nascar, and were trying to choke down the big blocks. France was talking with Bud about a 500 (or so) h.p big block, Bud told France he could get that out of a small block (351). He invited France over to his shop where he spun one up on the dyno. A pleasantly shocked France gave Bud some "development money" and Bud built and fielded the car for several races. In addition to the paint several t/a influences can be seen. After the cars' success, sponsors came more easily. Nascar ultimately changed the engine rules due in no small part to Bud Moore and this Torino.

Offline 1109RWHP

  • No Life
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,445
Re: T/A silver/grey floor matting
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2020, 08:54:34 pm »
I had no idea you owned that before, Brian. That is one of my most favorite cars in his collection. It was a little rough when he got it.

Offline Bossboy302

  • Needs A Job
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,002
  • Pushing to tech-1971
Re: T/A silver/grey floor matting
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2020, 08:08:45 am »
What a handful to drive (but fun)

As for the floor 'carpet', yes the original was an aircraft-sourced heat barrier mat that did contain asbestos. Most currently running in Historic T/A are using a form of welding mat that is inexpensive, can be cut and bound, and is asbestos-free.

Offline SP_69_FB

  • Cool Newbie
  • **
  • Posts: 88
Re: T/A silver/grey floor matting
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2020, 09:33:42 am »
I thought the MinGlass 3310 fiberglass product looked fairly close from Mineral Seal. Looks like it comes in 40" and 60" width?

Don
gt350bp

Thanks Don, i got the spec sheet for the Minglas 3310 but it's white, not the silver/grey you see on the T/A cars