Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to a dependable, powerful weekend workhorse that lives up to it’s given name! In this installment, we make sure our truck’s fuel system is up to snuff before we install our Weiand Stealth Intake, MSD Atomic EFI 2 system and Hyperspark Ignition!
In our last installment, we decided to flip the script on the ol’ Wagon of Laggin and ordered up a MSD Atomic 2 EFI system along with a Holley Hyperspark ignition system and a Weiand Stealth intake manifold in an effort to make it both more efficient while adding more power. With parts on order, we went on enjoying the truck with the headers and exhaust, which sound fantastic and did add a bit of power on their own. Our original plan was to fit in another story between the last one and this one about gas mileage and power increases with the headers after a few weeks living with the exhaust, and then do the EFI install down the road. To be honest, after years of fighting it, the truck was finally running great after the exhaust install.
Yeah, about that… the truck RAN great. For about a week. Then suddenly, it wouldn’t run at all. Again.
Because, of course.
While all of this was unexpected, we are happy that this breakdown occurred before we bolted our fancy new EFI onto the truck. Although it held things up a bit, it truly was a blessing in disguise. We don’t even want to think about the potential carnage that those small bits of debris would have caused if they had 60psi of fuel pressure behind them! And with that done, we’re done with another installment of this series. Next up. we’ll install our new Weiand Stealth intake and a few other “while we’re in there” modifications. Stay tuned!