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    Thread: Show me cars with factory carburated forced induction set ups!

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      10-07-2012 05:29 PM #1
      Always found those fascinating.

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      10-07-2012 05:48 PM #2


      Allegedly the draw-through 2.3 turbo motor from a 1979 Mustang (can't verify the image)

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      10-07-2012 06:01 PM #3
      First thing I thought of, Corvair.



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      10-07-2012 06:04 PM #4
      Nice, keep them coming! They don't only have to be turbocharged, supercharged ones are welcome too.
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      10-07-2012 06:15 PM #5
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      10-07-2012 06:36 PM #6
      One was posted, but I wanted to add this pic I took of a clean Corvair two weeks ago.


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      10-07-2012 06:47 PM #7
      Definitely a lot cleaner than the one I posted! I just posted the first one i found on Google.
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      10-07-2012 07:10 PM #8
      Studebaker offered supercharged/carbureted V8 models for years. This is a late-era R2 Studebaker 289 V8 rated at 289 hp:



      Kaiser in the fifties, unable to finance a new V8 engine program, resorted to a Paxton supercharger on its old six-cylinder flathead to boost power and performance:



      Graham offered supercharged models in the prewar years:



      Auburn likewise:



      Ford's supercharged "F" models of the fifties were legends:



      The last Packards of 1958 had supercharged engines (this car a Studebaker but with the blown Packard engine):



      The incomparable Duesenberg SJ engine:



      Oldsmobile along with the Chevy Corvair pioneered turbocharging with their all-aluminum turbocharged V8 Jetfire of 1962:



      Then my personal favorite, the Cord supercharged V8 812 of 1937. Sweet sweet package:

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      10-07-2012 07:43 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      Studebaker offered supercharged/carbureted V8 models for years. This is a late-era R2 Studebaker 289 V8 rated at 289 hp:
      Really cool stuff, had no idea most of those cars even existed... 289hp for back in the day must have been pretty damn good.
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      10-07-2012 08:21 PM #10
      My brother had a Judson when I was little, I've only seen a couple since then.



      How about a Merlin setup?

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      10-07-2012 09:24 PM #11
      1st gen RX7/Savanna could be had with a turbo in Japan




      Early Lotus Esprit turbo



      Not that you can see anything, but Renault Fuego Turbo

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      10-07-2012 09:28 PM #12
      The 66 Shelby Mustang was available with a Paxton Supercharger from the factory. Only 11 were made though


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      10-07-2012 09:33 PM #13
      Did any other these blow through carburetor turbo set ups work well?

      The lack of electronic injection (with sensors) seems like they would be a real mixed bag.
      The low compression and cold plugs would result in fouled plugs in normal driving.
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      10-07-2012 09:48 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Did any other these blow through carburetor turbo set ups work well?
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      10-07-2012 10:12 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Did any other these blow through carburetor turbo set ups work well?

      The lack of electronic injection (with sensors) seems like they would be a real mixed bag.
      The low compression and cold plugs would result in fouled plugs in normal driving.
      Maybe not but they were really simple in design and didn't involve much electronics so working on them must have been really easy.
      "As anyone who has ever tinkered with an old BMW engine or looked out on to the wing of a jet can attest, pure response to engineering requirements can sometimes deliver just as much pleasure as a more intentionally aesthetic design process."

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      10-08-2012 10:27 AM #17
      I missed the factory part yesterday, so here is the '57 T-Bird.

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      10-08-2012 10:34 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Klim18 View Post
      Maybe not but they were really simple in design and didn't involve much electronics so working on them must have been really easy.
      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      Electronics... are easy.

      Those cars are NIGHTMARE of vacuum hoses, which like to get brittle from the heat of the turbo and develop tiny leaks which take ages to pin down.
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      10-08-2012 10:46 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      Studebaker offered supercharged/carbureted V8 models for years. This is a late-era R2 Studebaker 289 V8 rated at 289 HP.
      On that note.

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    20. 10-08-2012 12:27 PM #20
      Back in the 30s Alfa made this straight 8 S/C for the 8C:


      The SSk Mercedes of the late 20s also featured a supercharged I6


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      10-08-2012 01:04 PM #21
      My father has a 1955 Willys pickup truck with the original inline flathead 6. Apparently you could order a Kiaser supercharger. Not sure if it was a factory installed item or a dealership installed item, but it was based on a Paxton centrifical blower. Very rare to see an original Willys with the blower. He's been scouting for a blower ever since seeing it in pictures. They pop up on Ebay every so often.
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      10-08-2012 01:13 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      Electronics... are easy.

      Those cars are NIGHTMARE of vacuum hoses, which like to get brittle from the heat of the turbo and develop tiny leaks which take ages to pin down.
      Good to know. I was wrong.
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      10-08-2012 01:24 PM #23
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      10-08-2012 02:07 PM #24
      I'm not sure if this is really considered factory since it was his personal car but the twin supercharged Cobra is pretty sweet:



      Or how about a blower Bentley:




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      10-08-2012 07:13 PM #25
      Ok, not stock by any means. But so freaking cool, I wouldnt want to tune it, but just to say I have a turbo and webers would be sweet

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      10-09-2012 01:20 AM #26
      No T-Type yet?

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