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Old 01-13-2012, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by xxllmm4
Hey everyone,

I'm trying to understand this... What roll do intake runners play in a supercharged engine? Take a look at this picture, its a Chevy intake manifold for a Whipple supercharger using a Carburetor.

It looks like it has almost no intake runners? Also the blower outlet sits at the extreme front of the manifold, wouldn't there be fuel distribution problems before the boost built up?
There are a lot of things that a supercharger overcomes. When running a supercharger the mixture is mixed real well in the rotors and is forced into the cylinders rather than relying strictly on atmospheric pressure to fill the cylinders.
I am not an expert by any means but it would seem that the size of the runners would be more important that the length.
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