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knipper 11-12-2003 11:37 AM

reliability of sbc w/blower for cross country trips
Hey Folks...

Lets have some input on Chevy small blocks with blowers. I'm in the "figuring out" stage of a new project and looking for some opinions.

The car I am going to build will be a driver, hopefully running around the country to different shows and events.

I have always wanted to car with a blower... but have never gotten that far yet. SOoooooo... since I will be spending a lot of time/effort on this project, I'm considering one again.

What kind of experience has anyone had? My main concerns are reliability... is there a problem with heat/premature wear/etc.

Would having a blower on a car making long trips (figure driving 12-14 hours a day for several days) be detrimental on an supercharged engine.

Lets get some discussion going!

k2mooch 11-12-2003 12:00 PM

Having never owned or driven a car with a blower on it, the only thing I can think of is it getting dirty real quick. Carb cleaner and a filter-cap may end up being your best friends on a trip like that.

On a side note, I wonder if a blower could force a bug through a filter, fry him instantly in the chamber and shoot him out the tailpipe?:confused: Nothin' quite like charred bug on the windshield of the guy behind you. Now that has to blow.

Good Luck


bud-23 11-12-2003 09:07 PM

I have a 177 on my sbc (avatar) and been going to shows all year (weather permitting) about 2000 miles total and no problems so far. When I drive that many hours in a day I'm in the big truck (semi). Norm.

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