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yamaharider
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10/03/2003
12:56:40

Subject: premag v8 in mag v6 truck ?'s
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I'm looking for people who have done this, I am considering doing this but there are a few questions that I have about this and the kit from engineswaps.com. any help or reply would be great. thanks



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10/03/2003
15:55:14

RE: premag v8 in mag v6 truck ?'s
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Don't expect to pass a smog test.



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10/03/2003
17:51:16

RE: premag v8 in mag v6 truck ?'s
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Pre-Magnum 318's were 170 HP, same as a Magnum V-6.



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10/03/2003
19:37:01

RE: premag v8 in mag v6 truck ?'s
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They're very buildable, dipchit.



yamaharider
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10/04/2003
21:09:46

RE: premag v8 in mag v6 truck ?'s
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I know they're only 170 hp thats why I'm not going with a 318 and most likely it wont even be an LA engine. I live in minnesota we dont have smog tests. So if anyone else has some valuable input I would appreciate it. thanks for the input so far



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10/04/2003
22:22:46

RE: premag v8 in mag v6 truck ?'s
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there's a guy on here that has a 340 in a dak "lilpunshier" i think



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10/05/2003
09:15:03

RE: premag v8 in mag v6 truck ?'s
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Yup, the pre-mag 318, 340 and 360 are all designated "LA" motors, except for the earlier and larger poly 318. Is that your motor of choice since you said "most likely it won't be an LA engine" ?



IntenseDak39
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10/05/2003
11:17:07

RE: premag v8 in mag v6 truck ?'s
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and you dont want a poly 318..

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yamaharider
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10/05/2003
17:27:56

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I'm looking to put in a big block not yet sure which yet. But worse case scenerio it might have to be and LA 360. but hoping for a 440



IntenseDak39
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10/05/2003
20:57:50

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well with either one you will have to make custom brackets for the alt, a/c, power steering, and motor mounts.

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yamaharider
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10/06/2003
13:38:49

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intense I believe schumacher has power steering adapters. not sure though. But then again from all I've seen and read you seem to be pretty good at fab'in stuff maybe you could start selling those brackets cuz I might be intested in them when I do my swap



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10/06/2003
21:43:28

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i havent started working on them yet. I dont know if i am gonna have power steering or not... right now i am gonna worry about the altenator

400 BB * Crower .513/.513 290/300 cam * 452 heads * Double roller chain * Weiand TG Intake * MP windage tray * Comp Cams Valve Springs * Crane Pushrods * CAT 1.5 RR * MP Bolt set * MP Chrome Dipstick * MP Chrome Timing Cover * MP Wrinkle Valve Covers - modified * MP Electric Distributor Kit

yamaharider
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10/06/2003
23:12:45

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I'm glad to see that it wont be stock. What are you doing for headers and a carb? just wondering on your combinations. Also for the alternator cant you use an older one being that your not running all of the newer acsesories, and your using the 400's wiring harness. just my two cents



IntenseDak39
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10/07/2003
07:36:06

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the thing is i am not using the 400 wiring harness... i am gonna keep my stock computer and as much of the stock harness as neccessary to keep as many of my gauges lit. Other words, i am transplanting my oil pressure sending unit, starter, coolant temp sensor, alternator, fuel pump (gonna put in a regulator and return line), and i think that might be it... only one i am gonna loose is the tachometer unless i can figure out a way... doubt it considering its run off the crank trigger and cam sensor.

for headers, i am just gonna buy some cheap "B" body summit headers and cut and paste until it fits.

Carb, i am not sure yet... motor came with a Holley 650 but that is too small. Probably go with an edie or holley 770-800.

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yamaharider
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10/07/2003
15:04:21

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the tachometer on older engines and aftermarket tachs is run off of the coil. So you could most likely rig up a way for it to work.



IntenseDak39
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10/07/2003
15:50:17

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yeah i know that about aftermarket tachs and thats probably what i am gonna have to do... just wish i could keep the stock one

might have to write Mopar Action or somebody and see if i can be done without too much mess

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yamaharider
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10/08/2003
13:34:45

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thats what I'm saying is you could find the wires coming off the tach trace them out and see if it will work by hooking them to a tach. just my 2 cents



IntenseDak39
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10/08/2003
15:03:38

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someone on another board has motivated me enough to try and do it... just gotta get a service manual for my trucky

400 BB * Crower .513/.513 290/300 cam * 452 heads * Double roller chain * Weiand TG Intake * MP windage tray * Comp Cams Valve Springs * Crane Pushrods * CAT 1.5 RR * MP Bolt set * MP Chrome Dipstick * MP Chrome Timing Cover * MP Wrinkle Valve Covers - modified * MP Electric Distributor Kit

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