For this week we have been slowly going through the ‘Shop Truck’ project checking wiring, checking hoses, filling fluids and just an all around inspection of everything before we close it all up with our newly powder coated body panels. We thought about it for a while and decided this truck is going to need more power if we want it to perform to the best of its abilities in the bushes and on the street. For a little added power of course we have our custom headers that we talked about in a blog a couple weeks ago, well to those we added some Flowmaster mufflers with true duel exhaust.
Paired with the exhaust is an Edelbrock cone filter and custom intake tube. This will help increase the ponies by letting the engine breathe a little easier. We also added a lift cam to help wake the engine up even further. Unfortunately we learnt the hard way that when you fabricate your own custom headers, make sure you have clearance for some spark plug wires. Luckily we found some MSD ones that can squeeze in there otherwise we would have been back to the drawing board for new headers.
The past few days have been filled with buttoning up all the little things like wiring up all the gauges, connecting brake lines and installing the glass in the hard top. This stage of any build is where the attention to detail and organization really pays off. Next week, we should finally get to hear this thing fire up!
*Disclaimer, Aqualu only builds vehicles for in house abuse, we do not offer build services.*