318 LA motor, serpentine belt conversion.
Hi Guys. Here's the deal.
I have looked at the Magnum type motors and am impressed with the compactness of the equipment on the front of the motors. The Alternator, A/C pumps and power steering pumps are smaller than the equipment from the 60's thru 80's. (also nicely placed up on top at the front of the intake manifold)
The water pump is shorter. (doesn't have that long *** snout on it). The shorter water pump situation will fix the limited space between my radiator and firewall. (Please don't suggest that I move the radiator or recess the firewall...not going there.)
1991 Dakota pickups with the 318 LA style motor have all this equipment (small alternator, A/C comp., P/S pump and short water pump (timing chain cover)) etc etc. So for 1 production year that I am aware of, this setup is available. Consequently....very hard to find.
Here's the question. Will any of the later year Magnum motor serpentine systems convert onto the earlier LA series motors?
Any takers out there?