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Supercharger

Post by ChevyTurk » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:44 am

As I usually do when it comes to spending a lot of money, I am starting to second guess myself. So now I am considering not putting in the big block and maybe just getting more out of my 350. I have always wanted a supercharger since I was a kid and saw Mad Max for the first time. I think, i could buy and install a Wieand 142 supercharger for nearly half the cost of the bigblock swap.

Does any have any experience with superchargers, roots type specifically?
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Re: Supercharger

Post by Mechanologist » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:07 pm

Unlike mad max however you cannot have a clutch on your roots blower lol.

Honestly i can't see how it'd be cheaper but if you've already got the costs worked out i say go for it.
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Post by ChevyTurk » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:33 pm

well, actually, I checked prices and i guess I didn't factor in inflation since the last time I seriously considered a supercharger. It might be a little cheaper, but not as much as I was thinking. And without knowing what internals are in my 350, probably shouldn't risk it. I still want a supercharged engine just for the cool factor lol. I am going to go by the machine shop and check on the big block today. We'll see what happens.
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Re: Supercharger

Post by florida4x4 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:50 pm

You could get away with 8lbs on a factory sbc if you tune it correctly. that should add 100-125hp.

However, it aint cheap if you do all the "right stuff" to the engine.

The low buck 700hp combination is a 2003 and up 5.3L vortec with a T76 turbo. Figure 500 for the engine and wiring harness, 900 for the turbo, 500 for the wastegate and recirculating BOV, 500 for an EBC and 1000 for misc gauges, plumbing, etc.
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Re: Supercharger

Post by ChevyTurk » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:52 am

Well, I am moving forward with the big block option. Rust in two cylinders cleared at .030 over. Have a offer on the FJ so things are looking good.
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Re: Supercharger

Post by Mechanologist » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:29 am

Gonna supercharge that too? :mrgreen:
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Re: Supercharger

Post by ChevyTurk » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:50 am

[quote="Onco400"]Gonna supercharge that too? :mrgreen: [/quote]

Not at the moment :grin:
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