The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mad mikey, Dec 9, 2016.
The Snake at HMB...
Gary Ormsby coming right at you...
I’ve seen that picture before in a mid ‘50’s issue of Hot Rod Magazine.
With that chain drive set up like that it is building little, if any, boost. The rotors are pushing the air down through the center of the case, rather than around the sides where it can be efficiently compressed.
That picture must be flopped. He couldn't be that dumb. And if he was. everybody and their brother would have told him about it the first time he took it out.
Hard to tell for sure but it looks like that Vertex mag is leaning to the left like it should on a Buick, and the water pump looks correct too.
A Google search shows this article-
Driver: "The blower is really blocking my line of sight."
MT: "Hold my beer."
May have ignition problems when he hits 201mph...
Webbers been pushing this old Willys for 25 years.
I've had to do the same thing on the blown hemi in my dragster I haven't hit 200 yet but I can tell you when it hits 88 mph it's a trip back in time lol
Waiting for AAA to give him a jump start...
460 ford blower intake
Building a 1950 Hudson.
Enderle injection? (Lower... lower...)
I seem to be stuck mid-pic! Must be something wrong with my scroll feature...
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Tad bit nipply out this evening!
Man her eyes are looking right at me..Really, her eyes..
There is virtually no volume between rotors to transfer air downwards. If it could, it would all (and then some) be transferred back in the large volumetric space outboard of the rotors. In effect, the "blower" would be a vacuum pump, sucking air out of the engine through the exhaust/intake valves when they are overlapped, and pumping to atmosphere out the top of the blower.
Blower has a set of transfer sprockets and short chain in front of blower case, that actually rotates the port side rotor clockwise (unlikely).
Picture is flipped (as pointed out by Fordors, there is good photo evidence that this isn't the case).
Screw-type blower could be designed for apparent rotation as pictured (intake and discharge would not be centrally located, and I don't think anyone applied screw technology back then).
The Photoshop Forum folks are playing games on us (can prove unlikely, if original Hot Rod photo has been faithfully reproduced).
Engine is of marine ancestry (i.e., rotates backwards).
This is driving me nuts, can someone who knows step forward?
Chilly morning photo?????...
She has eyes???
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