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Old 04-12-2012, 03:54 PM
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Will an intercooler be needed on this f.i. build?

I'm running a Chevy 350 in a 1980 Trans Am. The engine is basically all stock besides longtube headers, Edelbrock intake and carb, and the block has been bored .30 over. It is a newer engine with the centerbolt Vortec heads.

Not sure what the compression is on it. I'm gonna go on a limb and say around 9.5:1.

I'm looking to run a Centrifugal Supercharger. I'm really wanting to run this Vortech Entry Level system here
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/VOR-4GP218-050L/

It'll probably never hit over 5psi. This is going to be like a 95% street car. I'm wanting to make this a bad *** sleeper with around 350-400hp.

So would I be safe to run this car regularly on the street without an intercooler? Or will I need to get on to keep the engine safe?

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5psi will be fine without an intercooler.
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