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Or this company? http://www.superchargerusa.com/ford_bk_street.htm me being the gear head a buddy asked me about these for his ride that he will be working on when he gets back from afganistan. He just bought it it is a 1975 LTD wagon I think. Really he just told me it is a 75 ford wagon and I won't get to see it till we get back. He wants to make it a crazy blown tubbed street monster. He has money to blow when. I said it might not be the best idea but he is insistent on this idea so any knowledge on these would be great. I have never messed with forced air induction.
 

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I have no experience with these or any other forced induction. However reading this quote from thier site has me worried.

"The 671, 871, 1071, and 1471 Blowers / Superchargers are designed for Street & Show vehicles, plus an occasional trip to the track"

I would look into other companies and compare to make sure you get a good product that will last.
 

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I did a Paxton install on a 91 Moosestang GT. All went very well. Big HP Boost !
 

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Ok next question turns out his car has a 400 in it like mine he is planning and has the budget to do the work to his power train. Do you guys think it is a viable option? If I had the change and could some how not have to cut my hood I would try it myself. Not sure how a big bug catcher would look coming out my hood.
 

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He'll be $$ ahead converting to a 460 based engine.

The roots type blowers he's looking at are neato in terms of curb appeal. For a very efficient blower (most hp and tq), he needs to look at the more modern Eaton designs.
The old school roots blowers just aren't that efficient compared to modern designs, even with the helical rotors (which are pretty much standard nowadays for roots).
Eaton has a page for a lot of their designs, and he can even play with an Eaton data modeler on the page that runs a simulation of power increase using the specific blower he might want. http://www.eaton.com/EatonCom/ProductsServices/PerformanceProducts/Products/Superchargers/

The M112 is a pretty good candidate for what he's doing, but probably will cost a bundle before it's over with. Nevertheless...
 

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I've got a little bit of experience with Eaton supercharged vehicles. I've had a few of the blown 3.8L Thunderbird Supercoupes, a Gen II Lightning, and more recently I just sold my 2004 GTO that I had put an Magnacharger Eaton M112 kit on - 455 HP at the wheels.

What engine is he planing to put this supercharger on? Any appetite for making or buying custom parts, like an intake manifold? If he wants a bolt on kit, BDS is another company that makes 6-71 based kits for Carbed engines. I've never dealt with them, but they are very popular, and seem to be reputable.

http://blowerdriveservice.com/blowerkits.php

The newer blower designs are more efficient. Magnusen, that made the Magnacharger kit I used on the GTO has a couple of Carburated kits for around the same price range, but I think only for the Chevy small block, and the Ford flatheads. Like Kenne Bell, and Whipple, they seem to be concentrating more on modern fuel injected engines. The Kenne Bell, and Whipples are Lysholm screw type blowers that can move some more air and make more power than the Eatons, which are basically updated Roots blowers, like the 6-71 or 8-71. However the Eaton is the supercharger used on modern cars like the 635 HP ZR1, 550 HP CTS-V, Mustang Cobras, Lightnings, and the Ford GT. They tend to be more fuel efficient, and behave a bit better for a daily driven vehicle.

http://www.magnacharger.com/

http://www.whipplesuperchargers.com/products.asp?CatID=39&DisplayCat=1

http://www.kennebell.net/KBWebsite/Home_pg/layouts/Homepage.htm


If there's a lot of money to throw around, putting in a newer Modular motor with fuel injection, and running one of the newer kits can make just about any amount of HP he could want. Some of the upgrade kits coming out now for the 2011 Mustang Shelbys are flirting with 1000 HP.

But if he wants crazy power, and is not afraid of spending the time and money for a custom setup, turbo's are the way to go.

I just caught the part about it being a 400. If he is insisting on staying with that engine, he might have to go with a custom intake manifold, I don't think the company you listed has an intake for the 400. Also if he is planning on making much power with a supercharger, he should count on building the short block specifically for it, or else that 400 won't last long.
 

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I think he is going for the wow factor and kinda a rat style with it. He has rode in my cat and is impressed with the power she has with a nearly stock 400. I looked on the web site and they list blowers for the 400 but I dont know what all that comes with. I been kicking around way too many ideas for my power plant for my own good myself.
 
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