In reply to a message from MGuar sent Tue 15 Feb 2011:
Yeah, top fuel etc, is just not viable. Especially for the
Ah things are so different here in Europe to the US.
Superchargers are very rare on cars. Apart from the Mini
Cooper S there are no real superchargers on cars. Maybe on
some luxury cars� Like the Daimler Super V8 and that�s an
oil bath blower, which is quite rare and expensive.
You may get the odd old whimple or roots blower going for
�2K on Ebay but there is no way there will be any in a scrap
yard� Oh and as for scrap yards� The EU law changed a few
years back meaning that scrap yards can no longer keep cars
on the soil etc, they have to be on hard standing with the
oil etc removed� But as the price of scrap metal is now �200
a tonne for steel most scrap cars are scrapped immediately
these days. I am lucky I managed to get the DS Hearse, it
was so close to be being scrapped. It�s a very different
situation to the good old days when cars were cars stacked up!
However, turbos, there are loads of turbos. Garrett and
Cosworth are still going strong and getting a old turbo is
fairly easy. The problem is these days they are often LPT
rather than HPT� Hmmm never seen triple SU�s turbo�b�
I fully understand what you are saying about a big
supercharger spinning slower, as the Jag engine has such
rolling strength on the pulleys I agree this is the way to go.
This is all a bit pie in the sky at the moment, as I have a
tonne of welding and restoration to do�.
Here is a photo of the beast. Oh and it came with the coffin.
The original message included these comments:
OK Thanks for clarifing for me… Face it nobody races Jagaurs
because it’s easy and a hearse, well (grin) that should be
UK - South, United Kingdom
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