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Old 02-08-2019, 09:33 AM
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I see all these other thread updates about what people are working on this winter with their V8 miatas, so I guess I will add my update as well. I mentioned a few weeks back about how I am updating the front end to an MSM front. It hasn't really changed much, we have had snow/bad weather pretty consistent for over a month which is unusual for my part of the country so the car hasn't left.

One thing I have been working on though. After driving the car for a couple years I started to want more power....I fought with the idea back and forth for quite a while, I've actually bought quite a few parts, and then changed my mind/resold them when I decided that the car has more power than it can reasonably use on the street so why add it. I considered all routes, turbo, supercharger, change my LS1 to a massaged LS3 but I just kind of let that idea float away and moved on. Last year I bought a procharger head unit but I never bought anything else and ended up selling. This year I bought a complete A&A vortech system for a corvette, but without major changes these cars just don't have the real estate for that blower setup. I sold that system but the bug had a strong hold on me now, I looked and looked and looked and finally with some tough negotiating I have a TVS1900 supercharger system from a GTO that I am in the process of installing. I will have more pictures as time goes along, so you'll have to just enjoy my teaser for now. I picked the GTO system for a couple reasons: it had the correct alignment for my F-body accessories, and it sets back in the engine bay compared to the corvette and newer Camaro systems. Downside is I am going to have to trim out my cowl some for the rear pulleys. I'm updating several other things too, like the fuel pump wiring mentioned above by Dave, also installing a 340 Racetronix pump in place of my walbro, as with where I think the blower will put me power wise I think I would've been pushing the pump.

I know that similar power levels could be attained by installing a H/C/I, but this just sounds exciting to me! It will be cog driven for that signature twin screw sound. I'll try to keep this updated with pictures of my progress. Lot of work to go, its just setting loose in this picture, still about 1.5" above and 1" further forward than where it will eventually set.


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Old 02-08-2019, 12:37 PM
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Sometimes too much is just not enough.
Sort of like sex.

Hate to see you tear out the dash but you might consider doing the heater hose reroute to the passenger side.
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by BGordon View Post
Sometimes too much is just not enough.
Sort of like sex.

Hate to see you tear out the dash but you might consider doing the heater hose reroute to the passenger side.
Isn't that the truth....

That picture is just because I was excited to finally have a blower setting in place, the heater core lines will either be turned and go in and out of the cowl, or as you said, possibly run inside the dash. I don't mind removing the dash, I've done it many times. I'm also thinking it may finally be time to just remove the AC components since I never have actually used them, so may be a good reason.
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:23 AM
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Well, this should be awesome. I was very casually looking at the Edelbrock low profile supercharger kits. Figured I'd stay naturally aspirated.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:11 PM
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Lot’s of awesome in that pic! Please keep us posted as you make this thing fit and come to life. This is pretty epic, my friend.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:31 AM
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Work on it is slow these days, I generally get an hour or two per week right now. I am getting closer though. I don't like my cars to look like hack jobs so when I start trimming I trim little bits each time. Yesterday I began trimming the cowl after I massage the brake lines out of the way, basically trimmed around where the vin is stamped in the firewall and that got me very close. I still need another 3/8" for the blower to set in place, then I'd say an additional 3/8 to 1/2" for clearance behind it, but from the looks of it I should be able to get there no problem.
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Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Boost! I can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Very cool upgrade! It’s going from crazy fast to scary fast!

Does it look like the hood will clear in the front of the SC?

i can’t wait to see how this turns out.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by jcocke View Post
Very cool upgrade! It’s going from crazy fast to scary fast!

Does it look like the hood will clear in the front of the SC?

i can’t wait to see how this turns out.
That was kind of a driver for me. When I first started driving it, it was scary fast, but over 6-7k miles I've gotten more used to it so on top of just the cool factor, I'd like to get the OH! factor back. Last night I did some more trimming on the cowl and got it pretty darn close to setting where it should be on the heads. It looks like it will be very very close, but with a bit of persuasion I might get lucky and get to close the hood.....still not sure. I have a couple tricks I am going to try and use, we will see what happens
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:39 PM
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As I noted before, I don't have as much time to work on my projects these days so small steps are the name of the game. I started trimming a couple nights ago, did some additional trimming last night. I think maybe just a hair more trimming or massaging and I will be where I need to be clearance wise for the rear of the blower. At this point my pulleys are lined up out front, but I am making light contact in the rear so I need some room. Pictures are seen below. My list to accomplish before having it done is as follows:

-Trim/Clearance for rear of blower
-Install rear cog drive setup
-Install tensioner
-Drill/pin crank pulley
-Install intercooler and plumb up for HX
-Decide on HX reservoir/order/install
-Rework brake lines
-Clean up wiring/plumbing at rear of motor where I now have cog pulleys
-Build new fuel line from my hard connection to the fuel rail which is now on the drivers side
-Re-work steam vents from heads
-Re-run heater core lines
-Remove all AC parts(still debating this one)
-Misc.




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