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Supercharger
« on: September 11, 2012, 09:28:22 PM »
I'm getting ahold of a mid-90's GM Eaton supercharger and want to retrofit it onto my bone-stock '75 Pinto. Can anyone advise me on the PSI vs the rings/pistons, and if I'll have to go with an intercooler of some sort? I can't stand the sound of a turbo...but want somthin a little wacky, if not this supercharger, any other oddball ideas?

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Re: Supercharger
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 09:57:12 PM »
Those blowers are made for EFI systems. Adapting one if you DON'T own a machine shop is nearly impossible. A 2.3L turbo is the way to roll.
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2012, 10:02:16 PM »
I've got a small machine shop at my disposal if that counts for anything. lol. Would it be a bad idea to hook up the carb to where the EFI part goes?
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Re: Supercharger
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2012, 10:07:33 PM »
Those blowers are dry. I don't think they were designed to have fuel run through them. If you could pipe it to pressurize the carb you could get away with it.
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Re: Supercharger
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2012, 10:14:24 PM »
Pipe it? You mean pressurize the carb? Somthing like make the supercharger run into the carb..then into the engine?
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Re: Supercharger
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2012, 11:45:27 PM »
Yeah, air into the blower would get compressed then pumped into a pressurized box that encloses the carb. Paxton blowers for carbs work this way.
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Re: Supercharger
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012, 04:19:02 PM »
Thank ya, I now know what my nest CNC project ahall be. lol.
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