Rat Rod Wagon 9/1/15
Getting close, but still lots to do.
We have the exhaust done, but we’re kind of disappointed that we couldn’t make it a dual exhaust.
That being said, nothing is necessarily permanent on this build. We may go back in and figure out a dual exhaust anyway, or we could make a side pipe or stack. We’re opposed to making a stack or side pipe because we’re confident that people will burn themselves or (in the case of a stack) grab it to push the wagon, which could break it.
We used 3/4″ conduit, which is galvanized therefore releasing poisonous gases when we welded it… Also, it looks kind of gross.
Spoiler Alert: with the exhaust and current gearing, the Rat Rod Wagon does right around 25 miles an hour… Not bad, right? The engine doesn’t like high RPMs because its intake and carb jet are bottlenecking the flow of air and fuel while the exhaust is very unrestrictive… I guess we’ll just have to remove the governor, add a ram air intake, and jet the carb!
How fast do you want to see the Rat Rod Wagon go?