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Eric Koning

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« on: May 28, 2014, 05:20:49 PM »

Just wanted to introduce myself, Im Eric and Im a moparholic.  Bought a 57 dodge sierra and got it home on saturday.

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 06:18:49 PM »

Brings back memories.  I had a 58.  Looks solid!  We'll be here.  Lots of experience here
WELCOME!
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2014, 05:43:52 AM »

I love wagons as well.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 04:14:02 AM »

Welcome!! Cool Wagon! Looks real solid. I have a '58 Windsor that's actually a Dodge, built in the Dodge plant.  Keep us posted on your progress!


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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 05:44:25 AM »

Just a bit of an update. I picked up a 5.9l from a 97 magnum (engine, harness, computer, and trans). Think we are going to try the swap. Not sure how the power steering will work or what you do about the fuel pump so if any one has done this swap let me know! Thanks  Eric

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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 10:42:14 AM »

Easiest way to do the fuel pump is to do an inline aftermarket pump and mount it near the tank. Isolate it with rubber so it doesn't vibrate.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 01:03:07 PM »

What psi pump do I need to run the fuel injection?


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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014, 05:57:27 PM »

That you will have to check the book, but it is somewhere in the 45-55psi, check the book according to the year, the different years vary by a few pounds of pressure. I can't locate my book but I know the info is there (or online).
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2014, 06:58:36 PM »

Heh  Hey Guys.  Does this sound familiar?  I did this 8 years ago with a Magnum 5.9 in a 72 Polara



I also might suggest some head porting.  Ed and I did a lengthy article on porting a few years ago.  Where did we put that Ed?  Tech Engine?
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2014, 07:14:14 PM »

I think it is. I think that was three years ago.
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2014, 09:53:14 PM »

What is a '97 Magnum?  Do you mean a '97 Dodge Truck that had the 5.9 Magnum motor in it?  Just curious....
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2014, 02:55:34 AM »

yes thats what i meant. lol

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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2014, 03:48:45 AM »

I really want to have the fuel injection. My gas tank has holes in it so I was going to have some one bend the material up for me to match the orig tank and then we were going to weld it up. So at this point I can modify the tank for a return line with no problem. How about the power steering? I have read that a gm power steering pump will have lower pressure but havent been able to find what the orig system can handle.  I know that the 5.9 is rated at 1600 psi although it doesnt have that all the time.

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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2014, 07:58:20 AM »

Not sure why the original 5.9 pump won't work with the original power steering box, fittings would be the only thing I would think would need to be matched up. There is a serpentine belt for the pump so you may not want to go through the problems associated with fitting a different pump and matching a belt to make a GM pump work. The EFI fuel system has no return line, so that shouldn't be an issue, either.  Check around different EFI cars for shapes as far as tanks go, you may find something that has the same outlet location and the pump inside, needed pressure (45-48psi is where the pressure is), otherwise, external pump is the better setup for simplicity and not worrying about the size and shape of the pump or tank, make a tank you want.
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2014, 08:15:58 AM »

Quote from: 57 wagon
yes thats what i meant. lol



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