- Apr 21, 2018
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Cam driven water pumps??? Magnaflow the only way to go or best way? Noticed cp has another brand for a little less that looks nice. Anyone selling one? Thanks guys!
The last (3) V-Drives ive owned over the last 25yrs have had some sort of plumbing issues. I know that just about every v-drive made is different in many ways.There are several thread on the site about plumbing, the pre heat seems to be an old school method, for my flat with the old school Nicson logs I dig it mainly for hiding water lines and keeping things clean. I just changed to DANA Center rise headers on my Day Cruiser and these are plumbed completely different as suggested by the builder of the headers. The Magnaflow is a kick ass pump, great impeller life and easy to service if needed, you can rebuild it 30 minutes. Your cooling will be impacted by the plumbing and there is a lot of different ways to get that done.
I like to plumb the left side of my water pump to my transmission cooler and then from the cooler into my left intake side log and I like to do the right side of the water pump to the oil cooler and then from the oil cooler into the right intake side log. From there it comes out of both logs and into the water jackets on the front and up to the thermostat via the T. The water then exits out of the top of the thermostat housing and I connect up to the snails on the left and the right. I’m not saying it’s perfect, but it is very simple. My engine never went out but 100, now I have a thermostat and I let it run out to about 150.The last (3) V-Drives ive owned over the last 25yrs have had some sort of plumbing issues. I know that just about every v-drive made is different in many ways.
But it would be nice if we had a V-Drive Plumbing sticky with a few of the best ways on how too plumb the right way.