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What does it take to make a Magna work on our motors?


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Posted 15 September 2006 - 01:08 PM

It gets asked often :

"what is different about the magna that requires modification"?.  

Here is what I do to the magnas:

1- move stat housing to stock U.S. spec location
2- remove (grind off) the old housing and weld it up
3- add water port for the heater core between #3 and #4
4- add brake booster port on #4
5- drill/tap port for coolant temp sensor
6- resize old pipe nipple on new stat housing for 2nd temp sensor
7- resize (weld in) rear water port between #3 and 4
8- cut off and cap old TB flange
9- cut and weld new TB flange in for mustang TB
10- weld of throttle bracket
11- drill/tap ports for map sensor and boost/vac items (gages/FPR/bov etc)

This is what Glen did/does:

1- move stat housing to stock US spec location
2- cap only*  the old housing
3- add water port for the heater core between #3 and #4
5- drill/tap port for coolant temp sensor
7- resize (weld in) rear water port between #3 and 4 (or he sends an adapter plate)
8- cut off and cap old TB flange
9- cut and weld new TB flange in for mustang TB


It would take a skilled first timer about 5 hours to do my mods, and about 3-1/2 hours to do the Glen modifications.  If you have a good fab shop, you can use these hours for estimiating cost of moficication.  If you do not have a good selection of metal working shop tools, it will take conciderably longer, but is still totaly do-able.  This will require TIG welding, MIG won't cut it, it tends to be a pourous weld (will leak coolant)  when workign with cast aluminum.  I make all my flanges, brackets and bungs.  This is all basic fabrication, no tricks or special knowledge.

If there are further specifics, please post here and I will try to elaborate.  If I don't read your post right away, PM me and I'll reply here.








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