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Old 06-28-2009, 12:41 PM
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In my bin of spares acquired throughout the land (and now on the auction block) I have an intake that MAY be Magnesium.

First, I have an invoice from Andial circa 1991 that shows pn 951.110.152.04 with a price of $765. I can't reference the pn to be sure but let me tell you a bit more. Anyway, seems like a lot for a standard turbo S intake (it has the double threaded inserts for KLR and vacuum).

The exposed metal is certainly much darker than aluminum, and by the "hand scale" feels lighter.

There is also remnants of the old gold color that was applied to the mag intakes I have seen photos of. Sadly, this was covered by a PO engine builder with red engine enamel. The old gold application extends to the interior of the plenum as well.

The larger diameter aluminum tube inserts have been removed, but should be easly replaced.

Thoughts?

If it is indeed mag, anyone need it for a turbo cup conversion (for a reasonale price)?
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yeah thats a magnesium intake- they were all coated w/ that gold tan color IIRC. Give ya $50 for it
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50 is too much..... shouldnt pay a nickle over tree fiddy
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Originally Posted by xsboost90 View Post
yeah thats a magnesium intake- they were all coated w/ that gold tan color IIRC. Give ya $50 for it
Are you verifying those numbers off a database?

If it is indeed Mag, I'll sell for $200 considering it's condition.
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I'll take it! PM sent.

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If vette951s doens't take it I will!
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There was a crappy beat up one on eBay that went for like 500 bucks a couple years ago
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G-dammit, I'll take it if the first two don't...

You should test to make sure it's Mag: take a file and scrape off some of the metal (do it from inside one of the runners if you're worried about outside surface finish). Then light the shavings with a blow torch. A lighter won't get hot enough. Autoignition temp is around 475 C.

They should burn like no tomorrow.
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According to the factory documentation as posted on Asarus' website, that part number does correspond to an Mg turbo cup manifold.

http://www.asarus.com/cup/pieces/p1.jpg
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Someone in this thread got it. I won't mention any names as I don't want that individual to get robbed.

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Oh, and thanks for the rapid payment John.




Oooops....
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Originally Posted by ausgeflippt951 View Post
G-dammit, I'll take it if the first two don't...

You should test to make sure it's Mag: take a file and scrape off some of the metal (do it from inside one of the runners if you're worried about outside surface finish). Then light the shavings with a blow torch. A lighter won't get hot enough. Autoignition temp is around 475 C.

They should burn like no tomorrow.
..er perhaps do that some distance from the intake itself...
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I also have one available if anyone is still interested.
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Originally Posted by JackGtekAuto View Post
I also have one available if anyone is still interested.
Looks like I'm unable to PM you. Definitely interested if available. Posted my contact information on your visitor page.
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For reference, when trying to verify a real mag intake:

The early mag intakes had the same casting number as the aluminum intakes, so you need to inspect any bare metal. The mag is really dark gray.




The later intakes, w/ the two banjos, have a very obvious "MG" in the casting.


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Anyone know what those things are selling for these days?
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