I had a 91 LX that I installed a built 331 and a Vortech V2SQ with an air to water aftercooler. Belt slip and belt alignment caused way more trouble than it was worth.Thanks for all of the advice. It helped me with my decision. Turbo it is.
The early V2s had an alignment issue with the supercharger bracket. Eventually, it came out that you needed to put a washer behind one of the bolt holes to align properly. I slipped belts that would tear up serpentine belts when they flew off... Also had an issue with smog pumps seizing up when I pedaled the car, but that was a whole other nightmare to chase down.I have never had a belt issue with my S/C. But then again it is not a centrifugal. I never liked that those type of S/C's typically have the belt drive in front of the stock drive belt for the accessories.
Reading that all I could think was how silly that owner must feel now if that was a legit Saleen SC. I think they made 12 in ‘90, I bet that’s a $70k+ car today.There was an article years ago in MMFF about it.
EDIT: I found it!!
Turbo People Added A Wastegate To A Centrifugally Blown Mustang And Created One Sick Street Beast - Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Magazinewww.mustangandfords.com
My search turned this up too. It's GM but the principle is the same.
A little turbo technology gives centrifugally blown engines a significant boost in torque. Click here for more details or check out the November 2012 issue of Super Chevy Magazine.www.superchevy.com
I agree about doing the turbo if it's workable for the car etc.Exactly! Actually; I thought about the current hp of a Coyote. I wouldn't want to lose to one. My ego would be shot.
under $3400? Where?Been looking at some my self for my 95. I would really like to go procharger due to the intercooler but it’s significantly more expensive than vortech. D1SC stage 2 is about 6k!
AFM has a vortech V3 tuner kit with their powerpipe for under $3400, self libricated head unit, looks like a really simple install but it’s non intercooled. I don’t see a problem hitting 500rwp with your combo, you might just have to rev it higher or get a smaller pulley but you definitely won’t get that torque that a turbo offers.
I love n/a power but a 351 build is costly compared to a turbo kit. I really considered a 351 going into this project. I'm limited to around 10:1cr due to our poor pump gas. E85 is inconvenient here due to it not being available at the pump. There's only a hand full of places supplying it.I agree about doing the turbo if it's workable for the car etc.
FYI though, the old Ford 351C-4V engines can make the same power as a Coyote engine, at almost the same rpm's. You can build a 351 4-barrel with stock heads to shift around 7k, and make nearly 500rwhp. It's not the same parts combo people do with all the 302/347/351/408's today. But the heads flow unported the same amount as $1800 new aftermarket Windsor heads, and can be ported to gain 75-100+cfm more. The heads are a project though, they have to be treated like a bare head. You have to replace everything, the valves, seats, guides, and decide on rockers like any pedestal head. The cost to cut the pedestals has gone up, $350+ the last I saw. The intake you have to hunt around for, a Parker Funnelweb is the hot ticket. But there are 2-3 other good intakes. Put $2000 into heads, make it roller cam/lifters, bush the lifter bores, install a few oil restrictors in galley holes, and shift it at 7k. Watch the 5.0 Mustangs drool, how'd you do that with that 45 year old engine?
BTW, here's a link to a 10k+ rpm Clevor racing engine, 3HP/CI power. It uses Ford D3 Cleveland racing heads; This N/A 10,000-Plus-RPM Small-Block Ford Makes 3 Horsepower/Cube
For $1200 for an A2A intercooler and pipes kit, couldn't you fab up short pipes straight to an A2W intercooler mounted onto a lower EFI intake? Those IC's for a Lightning or Cobra look to cost $750 or so, how much would a plenum be to mount it right over the intake?
I decided to stay with my original plan of running a turbo with my Promaxx heads and Performer RPM upper and lower. When I found the CG Fab kit; I knew that's exactly what I wanted. Caleb has a spotless rep with the turbo crowd and his kits don't require a sawzall and welder to install. Lol. I can keep my AC! Win/Win!!!!For $1200 for an A2A intercooler and pipes kit, couldn't you fab up short pipes straight to an A2W intercooler mounted onto a lower EFI intake? Those IC's for a Lightning or Cobra look to cost $750 or so, how much would a plenum be to mount it right over the intake?
https://killerchiller.com/I can imagine that. An IC system needs very good air flow, especially at slow speeds. I had the idea of routing the IC coolant through a large reservoir tank, with an evaporator with AC freon going through it.