Do you still have these plans? I'd love to see what i could come up with.Got to a certain point in the design and unfortunately haven't made any progress since middle of last year. I'd say it is 75% designed but no physical parts have been made or tested. Supercharger is at one users house and the car at another, if it was all in one place more progress may have been made. A 3-D printed prototype was not made due to the cost. The path the ports on the adapter would have to take are complex and there is no way to reduce their angle with the current thickness at 1.50". Could increase it but the hood most likely wouldn't be able to close. Feel bad not being able to dedicate any time to this because it looks like it could possibly work.
Since the ports and bolt patterns for the supercharger and engine block only vary slightly it makes it difficult to bolt together. If they were farther apart they wouldn't potentially occupy the same space in the adapter. Hardest part about this is being able to attach the adapter to the engine block and the lack of space. Shorter studs are required in the block and it would attach with a nut on top. The supercharger would bolt down from the top like normal.
Some screen grabs attached for reference. I was working with Tailwalker and 84FordMan on this and would be willing to hand over what I have done to anybody with SolidWorks and Engineering experience who wants to continue this venture. I'm sure they still would like to install this.
Bottom/Engine Side of Adapter
Top/Supercharger Side of Adapter
Okay thanks!!I sent my SolidWorks design to Tailwalker and 84FordMan who I was working with. Believe they continued to work on it and had a prototype made, but don't quote me on that. Have to ask them if it would be ok for me to send you what I worked on. I do still have all the files in the state prior to hand-off a year or two back.
There are several engines that can take a good amount of boost with stock internals. The LS and Coyote 5.0 guys are making north of 500whp left and right on stock engines like it's nothing. You dont get to that point without a little trial and error, maybe our engines are right up there with the LS guys as far as internal strength and maybe they aren't, but you wont know until you try.Can our engine/transmission even survive the extra horsepower/torque gained that is created by a turbo or supercharger. Do our engines have an open deck or closed deck? How strong are our main bearings and rods?
Yes, you can make a custom turbo/supercharger unit for any engine, but most engines require extensive internal upgrades to survive forced induction without tearing itself apart.
I have an LS engine(LQ9) in my Escalade and it can handle some serious power upgrades in stock form, so yes some stock engine are over engineered in stock form to handle more power in the future by the automakers.There are several engines that can take a good amount of boost with stock internals. The LS and Coyote 5.0 guys are making north of 500whp left and right on stock engines like it's nothing. You dont get to that point without a little trial and error, maybe our engines are right up there with the LS guys as far as internal strength and maybe they aren't, but you wont know until you try.
Also pretty much any production engine out there can handle ~7 psi of boost (with proper supporting mods like fuel system and a good tune), it doesn't add that much additional stress on the internals. And on a v8 like ours 7 psi can add a healthy power bump.
High compression isn't really an issue with proper tuning.Note: Our engine make 420hp due to a very high 11:5 compression. The stock high compression pistons at the very least has to change out so our engine will never run boost in stock form as an bolt on option.
100k miles life span? Wow, that is a strong engine. Seriously, 100k miles in not benchmark to be proud of in a late model engine.