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25 Apr 2015 17:04 #821 by oestek
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The panels form a housing and are designed to duct cool air through the cores.







We used a larger aftermarket aluminum radiator (designed for the Lightning) as well as an upsized heat exchanger. Also required is the Vintage Air A/C condenser coil.






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25 Apr 2015 17:05 #822 by oestek
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The next task was to build the exhaust system. The crew started by removing the factory exhaust manifolds and replacing them with a set of BBK Shorty headers designed for the Lightning.



The BBKs fit tight to the block, and the driver side was a challenge to install.





It took a set of hands topside and below the truck to snake the driver side header into position. Kelle, Adam, and Trevor traded inappropriate words throughout the process.


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25 Apr 2015 17:05 - 25 Apr 2015 17:12 #823 by oestek
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The customer wanted a stainless steel mandrel bent exhaust system with a set of electric cutouts. Straight pipes were run from the headers to the middle of the truck to the cutout location.







The cut outs were placed in an area where they could cleanly dump the hot exhaust.





Magnaflow 2 1/2 inch mandrel bent stainless tubing was used with the stock muffler and the exhaust was extended to the rear of the truck. It is TIG welded for a clean look.






The system exits behind the rear wheels, and a pair of slash cut stainless tips provide a finishing touch.


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25 Apr 2015 17:08 - 25 Apr 2015 17:08 #824 by oestek
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09 May 2015 18:21 #944 by oestek
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Next up was the air intake tubing and filter. We wanted to isolate the filter and opening to breathe cool air, and reduce the underhood noise. A tubular intake was built.



A baseplate / filter mount was made. This also holds the Mass Airflow sensor.



The filter would point downward and breathe air from the inner fender area.




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19 Jul 2015 15:27 #1201 by pontiacken
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Kevin you all are doing a great job on this project. I thought a lot of your shop and crew before but your stock has risen now. When will be the next update? Subscribed!

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