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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Sep 30, 2019.
I would think this would get annoying real quick running on the street.
This article ran in Speed Mechanics Aug. '61.
Another Latham on a 327 Chevy.
Another Latham artcle from RODS ILLUSTRATED Aug '58.
Here's a couple of GMC roots type blowers too get the thread re started.
Speedy, I can't transfer photos with this tablet.
Could you post the photo of the blown hemi with the enclosed drive system from the induction thread.
Page 176, post #5256 photo #3.
Anyone mention the NOVI Indy engine with the Paxton blower?
Not real successful, but nice to look at.
Article say that you could hear the blower whine all around the Indy circuit!
How does that work? Is it a 2cyl engine that rotates the blower? And where does the gas come from to feed the hemi?
@chrisp it looks like some kind of two cylinder pony motor to drive the blower because you can see a chain and a gear behind the shroud, but as far as where the fuel line for the hemi is i don't know.
This one @DDDenny ?
Here’s a key element in the Novi mystique: the big 10-inch centrifugal supercharger. Turning at 5.35 times engine speed through a torsion shaft and a series of straight-cut drive gears, the blower was effectively a siren, piercing the air with a 43,000-rpm Doppler scream that could be heard anywhere around the 2.5-mile Speedway. Fans who experienced the Novi remember the unique sound as much as the sights. But while the blower was loud, it surely wasn’t very efficient, as the tip speed of the plate-sized impeller exceeded 1,800 feet per second.
Here’s a Novi that was on display at this years Miller Meet. Sorry I thought I had a picture of the sign
How about The Elimniator centrifugal supercharger built by Bill, and Al Dahms, the New Trend Machine 409 Chevy powered dragster that ran at Connecticut Drag-way in the early 1960's. Bill is deceased, and I don't know about Al, but when I worked for them at New Trend Machine in Glastonbury, Connecticut, in 1978, they had all the casting patterns in the shop
The U-16 Miss America was at the Miller Meet a couple years ago. The super chargers are on a 4x4 pallet. That is a intake manifold also on the pallet. Sorry if this is off topic being marine.
This setup was posted here some time back, don't recall which thread, still would like to see some closeup shots.
Curious if this is the same style that @drumyn29 has, if I remember correctly he has two different castings.
thanks for posting that!
Chrisp, that looks like a 4 cylinder possibly one of the old drone aircraft engines. I believe there was a Willys years ago that had the same engine in the trunk with the blower feeding the engine up front thru tubing. I'm not sure how the one in the pic is getting its air and fuel either. Hard to tell.
I think this is the one your talking about @studebakerjoe I have the article packed away somewhere.
I just found this in the '33-'36 Willys thread. Hopefully it works.
Speed Gems, yes thats the one I was talking about. I've got that magazine here somewhere too.
Speed Gems- I posted this on the induction thread a couple years ago, looks like a few changes had been made, the drive assembly looks a little more refined... pretty cool
What kind of blower is this? It looks different then a GMC 671.
Here's another thread i just discovered about S.Co.T superchargers.
Some more S.Co.T. info.
Anybody ever heard of a Danekas blower or is it an after market version of a GMC 671?
Here's a potvin setup posted by @drumyn29
More pictures from @drumyn29
This looks to be the same blower.
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