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Do-It-Yourself Guide to Street Supercharging : How to Install and Tune Blowers,9781884089299

Do-It-Yourself Guide to Street Supercharging : How to Install and Tune Blowers

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Edition:
Revised
ISBN13:

9781884089299

ISBN10:
1884089291
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Cartech Inc
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Summary

For brute horsepower, nothing can equal a high-winding supercharged engine. From basic design and selection to hands-on installation tips, this easy-to-understand book explores many types and brands of superchargers. Filled with technical and practical advice from top experts, plus a listing of blower and accessory manufacturers. A definitive reference on modern supercharging.

Table of Contents

Blower Basics
4(12)
Superchargers - Exotic Or Practical?
4(2)
What is a Supercharger?
6(1)
What a Supercharger Does
7(2)
Types of Superchargers
9(3)
Blower Background
12(8)
History of Automotive Supercharging
12(8)
Swap Meet Gems
20(12)
Early McCulloch Blowers
21(1)
The Frenzel
21(1)
The S.Co.T./Italmeccanica
22(1)
Early GMC Kits
23(1)
The Pepco
24(1)
KF/Fageol Superchargers
25(1)
The Penco
26(1)
Magnacharger
27(1)
Other Roots Blowers
28(1)
The Judson
29(1)
The Latham
29(3)
How Blowers Work
32(14)
The Imperfect World of Supercharging
32(1)
Density, Volume and Pressure
33(1)
The Gas Law
34(1)
The Problem of Heat
34(1)
Blower Efficiency
35(1)
Adiabatic Efficiency
35(2)
Mechanical Efficiency
37(1)
Volumetric Efficiency
38(2)
The Air Density Ratio
40(1)
The Limits of Supercharging
41(2)
Expansion Ratio and Thermal Efficiency
43(1)
So Let's Get Practical
44(2)
Roots Blowers
46
Part 1: ``Jimmies''
46(4)
Strengthening the GMC Blower
50(3)
Setting The Clearances
53(1)
How to Build a Street GMC Blower
54(6)
How to Check a Used Blower
60(3)
PART 2: The Blower Builders
62(1)
Dyer's Machine Service
63(1)
Blower Drive Service
63(1)
Weiand
64(2)
Don Hampton
66(1)
Gene Mooneyham
66(1)
Littlefield Blowers
67(1)
Mike Kuhl
68(1)
PART 3: Other Roots-Type Blowers
68(1)
The Wade
68(2)
B&M Automotive
70(1)
Eaton
71(3)
Other Types of Blowers
74(1)
Centrifugal Blowers
74(4)
Centrifugal Superchargers vs. Turbos
78(1)
The Paxton Supercharger
79(5)
Vortech
84(1)
Accessible Technologies
85(1)
Powerdyne
86(2)
The Lysholm Screw-Type Compressor
88(1)
Whipple Industries
89(2)
Kenne Bell
91(1)
Vane-Type Superchargers
91(2)
The Shorrock
93(1)
The Judson
94(1)
The Bendix Supercharger
95(1)
The Holley/Wankel
96(4)
Supercharging on the Street
98(2)
Block, Crank, Rods
100(1)
Pistons and Rings
101(3)
Cylinder Heads
104(2)
Camshafts and Valve Train
106(1)
Carburetion
107(11)
Draw-Through Systems
108(3)
Building Holley Carbs for Blowers
111(3)
Building Carter Carbs for Blowers
114(2)
Blow-Through Systems
116(2)
Ignition Systems
118(3)
Headers and Exhaust
121(1)
The Cooling System
121(1)
Blower Accessories
122(4)
Nitrous Oxide Injection
122(1)
Air Cleaners
123(1)
Gauges
124(2)
Supercharger Product Guide
126


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