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Re: Blowing

To: "Rich Peterson" <>, "MGS" <>
Subject: Re: Blowing
From: "Kai Radicke" <>
Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 22:13:25 -0400
Okay, all this bologna about Eaton chargers on MGBs has got to stop.  Jon
Nyhus of British Motor Classics in Arizona fitted an Eaton supercharger to
his MGB, which I believe the setup or the car has since been sold.  I do
have a photograph of it.
It is a clean instalation, and if I recall I was told it produced something
like 12lbs of boost and that it would quickly wear out the MGB lower end.
However, if you're building an engine for the purpose of superchargering
there are numerous 'precautions' you could take while it is apart to lengthn
the life of the engine in the future.

On the Judson, it provides roughly 5lbs of boost and is less of a perfomance
item and is more of a 'cool' addition to the engine.  Still... I want one.
(yah, still looking)

Kai Radicke --
1966 MGB -- 1974 Triumph TR6

>Eaton currently makes three sizes of supercharger with two more on the
>way.  Current production includes a 62 cubic inch, a 90 cubic inch and a
>112 cubic inch.  The 90 is used primarily on the GM 3800 (3.8l) engine,
>the 62 is older GM and the 112 is Jaguar and Ford Lightening pickup.
>Soon to be released are two smaller superchargers:  one designed for
>2.0l engines (+/-) and one designed for 1.0l engines (+/-).  Eaton works
>directly with some aftermarket companies to produce kits for  . . . dare
>I say it . . . Miatas and others, so I assume an MG conversion could be
>done with existing or future hardware.  I have a friend who runs a drag
>bike (1100cc) with an 80 cubic inch blower . . .
>Rich P.

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