BangShift.com Iron Trap Model A Shop Truck: Building Custom Torque Tube Headers. Wait, What?
Torque tube headers are a new thing for me, but if Matt says they are traditional and cool then I’m going to believe him! I assumed the torque tube was the collector, but apparently there is more to it than that. So watch the video and learn something like I did. This project is coming along and I can’t wait to see it done! The Model A Shop Truck project has been going hot and heavy for months, and the boys have really been making awesome headway on it, but it has never been this close to being a driver! Recent episodes of the build has had wiring getting done, a fuel system, and ultimately making the flat head run for the first time in the chassis. It also got a coat of paint on the front bits to match the super good patina on the bed. I’m super stoked to see this project running down the road and to see the guys with parts stacked up in the back.
Because so much of this project was built from spare parts, or junk that they modified, it really is neat to see what you can build without a bunch of super nice high dollar parts. I dig it, and I know you guys have too.
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In the last episode on the Roadster Pick Up Matt and Steve got all of the wiring, coolant lines, and the fuel system working. The next major step is to build a custom set of headers using 1935/36 Ford driveshafts. This type of header is referred to as “Torque Tube Headers’” when they actually do not utilize the torque tube at all. Typically only one driveshaft is used and it gets split in half creating shorter collectors. Since we have quite a few driveshafts laying around, Matt decided to use two to create a much longer header that runs almost the length of the body. Let us know in the comments what you think of the look and the sound!!