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Magnum Motor into a 79 D150 #1770987
03/04/15 03:31 AM
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On another Chicago salt subject, the wife's 99 RAM WAGON 2500 frame has rusted so badly I am going to pull the great running 5.2 Magnum and overdrive trans, hoping to install in the 79 pick up...
Is is currently a 360 4 bl..
I am thinking the only major problem is the tone ring on the rear end..which the 79 does not have.. Is that needed for the computer or only the ABS?

Anyone done this swap?

Re: Magnum Motor into a 79 D150 [Re: sthemi] #1770988
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waching. i have a buddy about to install a magnum in his. he is going to run a carb. need to know what to do about the power stearing pump.

Re: Magnum Motor into a 79 D150 [Re: sthemi] #1770989
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This will take care of the speedo issue.

http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm/p...prod/prd126.htm

Robert


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Re: Magnum Motor into a 79 D150 [Re: 3hundred] #1770990
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Does the rear axle sender only provide ABS information?

Re: Magnum Motor into a 79 D150 [Re: wyldebill] #1770991
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Quote:

waching. i have a buddy about to install a magnum in his. he is going to run a carb. need to know what to do about the power stearing pump.



Is he using a LA or Magnum front

Re: Magnum Motor into a 79 D150 [Re: BulletBob] #1770992
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magnum, he is changing intake and distributor. everything else is magnum

Re: Magnum Motor into a 79 D150 [Re: wyldebill] #1770993
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Here's the Magnum in my 85 SWB using the factory serpentine



Re: Magnum Motor into a 79 D150 [Re: BulletBob] #1770994
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Did you use the magnum ps pump?

Re: Magnum Motor into a 79 D150 [Re: wyldebill] #1770995
03/10/15 11:08 PM
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At one point I had a Magnum 360 in my '85 truck. I had a 904 behind it, with a carb intake and electronic ignition distributor. Other than that it was as is from a truck. You have to have the truck P/S bracket, the van one wont work--it'll hit the frame. the only other thing I noticed using the 904, was there is a boss that needs to be shaved down on the block, the starter will hit it and will not sit in there straight.

Use a set of regular pre magnum 360 mounts and magnum radiator hoses for a 1993 truck and it all just falls in place.


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Re: Magnum Motor into a 79 D150 [Re: 85_Ram_4speed] #1770996
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So the magnum pump works ok with stock steering box?

Re: Magnum Motor into a 79 D150 [Re: wyldebill] #1770997
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yup, I hooked my stock hoses right to it.


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Re: Magnum Motor into a 79 D150 [Re: 85_Ram_4speed] #1770998
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Thanks for the photos and tips.

I am hoping to use the Fuel injection and computer from the Van, really want to use the overdrive as well.

Re: Magnum Motor into a 79 D150 [Re: 85_Ram_4speed] #1770999
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I used 92 model hoses on my last few swaps using the Magnum serpentine
80 model & down you change the fitting in the back of the pump from the original to the truck







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