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Help ID this Supercharger Blower

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by badshifter, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
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    I just got this fun find, this cool little blower I have no info on other than it has metric threads, and VD cast into the bearing cap on one end. It's about 9 inches long 7 inches wide and the ports are about 1 3/16 inch. Has a tapered shaft with keyway slot on one end (pulley end) and a flat blade drive on the other end (tach drive?). It was/is polished and factory engine turned bearing/gear cover. I'm thinking it's english, maybe a old kit blower for an MG or who knows. Any ideas? I've got a few flatheads sitting around that this thing would look great sitting on.
     

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  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    very neat blower! looks way too small for even a flathead. And be careful to use protection so you don't get the clap.

    Wish I knew what it was....
     
  3. Paul
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    very cool,
    that needs to be hanging off the side of a Crosley
     
  4. Kool30Hudson
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    this might be for a 4 cylinder engine
     

  5. Just tell everyone it was Von Dutch's!
     
  6. Daddyfink
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    Could it be for a Motorcycle?
     
  7. MichaelDorman
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say 30's era Peogeot.
     
  8. not sure check Judson? or Shorrocks???
     
  9. Billybobdad
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    Looks like a Volumex supercharger used on early MG's Fiats Lancia etc. etc.
     

  10. Did it have fuel running thru it? just thinking about a shaft on both ends ? could it be a pump?,,,,,,,,
     
  11. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    It sort of does, but if you look at pics of the Volumex, you'll see the details about it are all wrong.
     
  12. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
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    Thanks for the help and eh tips guys! Volumex seems to be a possibility but mine looks older than what I've seen on Google images of others like it. Also the carb mount and outlet are much smaller than the pics I've seen. I had a Judson on my 62 bug and this is about the size of two Judsons side by side. I took it apart, it's nice inside. It's a two lobe rotor. Also has a flange with 2 holes for oil in/out to the gears and bearings. Also inside the housing for the tach or whatever drive it has a one way drive like the end of a model T crank. Took a pic of it too. Keep the info coming! I'll post when a pulley and belt go on it and make it pump some air.
    Thanks.
    John
     

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  13. johnny bondo
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    from illinois

    i think the "old crow" belly tanker had a little one of those at one time????
     
  14. Definatly not a Judson, I had 1 of those a few years back.
     
  15. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
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    VD stands for Vic Derrington who had a speed shop in Kingston-upon-Thames just outside of London in England. He specialized in hopping up VWs - it may be a re-badged Shorrock. Do a google search on Vic Derrington.
     
  16. 29 bones
    Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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    from so cal

    wow too cool...
    bump to the top,someone has more info???
     

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