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tstclr
Golden Hawk Member

Canada
907 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2009 :  8:16:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A supercharged Stude flat 6!
I saw this today in a rod at a car show in Stratford Ontario







That looks like an Eaton supercharger used on GM cars. Unfortunately the owner wasn't around to talk to and find out how well this setup ran.

Todd

ClaymoreWW
Golden Hawk Member

USA
557 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2009 :  8:38:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit ClaymoreWW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i like it!

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
53-54 C/Ks, 55 Speedsters, 63 Daytonas, Wagonaires Registries

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Chris Pile
Commander Member

1600 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2009 :  9:35:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Chris Pile's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hubba, hubba!

Chris Pile
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52-fan
Commander Member

USA
1434 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2009 :  9:51:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm glad you got a picture of the driver's side of the engine. When this car was posted before there was no picture of that side and I wondered how it looked. Unfortunately, I still can't see how the supercharger is mounted.


1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."
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DEEPNHOCK
Commander Member

USA
6105 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2009 :  9:52:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh.......
I just fell in love....
Jeff




http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock
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whacker
Golden Hawk Member

648 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2009 :  9:59:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks to me like an Eaton M-60 from a Ford Mustang or T-bird.
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bams50
Commander Member

9006 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2009 :  9:59:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That thing ROCKS. I bet with that blower it puts out over FIFTY horses

I love the 6s. I still hope to collaborate with Bill Cathcart on a hopped-up flattie.

In the meantime I'd have been begging the owner of this car for a ride!

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131







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jclary
Golden Hawk Member

USA
867 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2009 :  11:02:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you have any wide shots of the car? I love the look! I have some questions for you guys that have the engineering expertise. I have a degree, but it is not in mechanical engineering. Looks like this blower and the whole "shebang" is driven with one belt. He is using the original style fuel pump, and with that little pancake air filter...it would seem to me that the blower has much more capacity than the surface area of the air intake could supply. I have had some rods but all were normally aspirated with no blower. How much additional stress (if any) does a blower place on an engine when it is being street driven under normal conditions? Is there a downside to running one of these in normal street traffic?

John Clary
Greer, SC

Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975
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Skinnys Garage
Starlight Member

USA
75 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2009 :  11:31:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jclary

How much additional stress (if any) does a blower place on an engine when it is being street driven under normal conditions? Is there a downside to running one of these in normal street traffic?

John Clary
Greer, SC

Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975



I don't have any Stude R series experience, but a friend of mine put a small B&M 144 on his mostly stock brand X and it actually helped it run nicer around town and on the highway. It felt crisp and produced vacuum just like a stocker while cruising. It also bumped up fuel mileage in both city and highway. The only real down side was additional heat under the hood (put your hand by an air compressor while it's running and you get the idea). The best part was when you press the go pedal and it starts making boost with that great whine!
It was very reliable in normal driving, but with the stock bottom end, the pistons didn't like the fun stuff too long. With poor traction and a bit of over revving trying to keep up with my four lettered brand X he melted 2 pistons. After that, a more reliable bottom end was built for the task and it was good from then on.


Skinny
Watertown, SD
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hotwheels63r2
Commander Member

1868 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2009 :  11:54:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We call that 'enginuity'
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rusty nut garage
Regal Member

USA
340 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2009 :  11:43:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't worry that little engine won't breath enough to stress the engine even with that huffer on top. I gotta agree with the cool factor though WAY COOL!!

quote:
Originally posted by jclary

Do you have any wide shots of the car? I love the look! I have some questions for you guys that have the engineering expertise. I have a degree, but it is not in mechanical engineering. Looks like this blower and the whole "shebang" is driven with one belt. He is using the original style fuel pump, and with that little pancake air filter...it would seem to me that the blower has much more capacity than the surface area of the air intake could supply. I have had some rods but all were normally aspirated with no blower. How much additional stress (if any) does a blower place on an engine when it is being street driven under normal conditions? Is there a downside to running one of these in normal street traffic?

John Clary
Greer, SC

Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975




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53 2R6 289 5SpdOD (driver)
57 SH (project)
60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)
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