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Forum: Forced Induction - V8 03-30-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By old motorhead
Regardless whether you choose a Camaro or a...

Regardless whether you choose a Camaro or a Vette, it needs a blower. Don't think that you can avoid the blower by choosing the Vette. Even at 3200 lbs, a Vette needs boost. It's too damn much fun to...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 03-28-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,997
Posted By old motorhead
Oil(less) turbos are a neat idea. Do they work?...

Oil(less) turbos are a neat idea. Do they work? How long do they last? Is there a grease zerk on the top so you can at least give them a little squirt every now and then???
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 03-16-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By old motorhead
Heartbeat pulleys are sized in mm's with 3mm...

Heartbeat pulleys are sized in mm's with 3mm increments. Mine is an 81mm which is a little less than 3.2". My LS3 makes 664/612 through an M6. A little less than 10psi. That's with a mild cam, LT...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 03-15-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 928
Posted By old motorhead
If you think a centri won't heat soak, you've got...

If you think a centri won't heat soak, you've got another thing coming. They ALL do when there's not good air flow going across the heat exchanger. Plain and simple.

Also, if your time is worth...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 03-10-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By old motorhead
Also, get you a high quality belt. A Gatorback,...

Also, get you a high quality belt. A Gatorback, Gates green, or Gates blue. The OEM type belts will usually hold a little while and then get sloppy after a few thousand miles and a few hard pulls....
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 03-10-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By old motorhead
With overdrive ribbed pulleys and a 3.8" front...

With overdrive ribbed pulleys and a 3.8" front pulley, you're looking at the equivalent of a 3.27" front with 1:1 rears. The overdrive rear pulleys are 3.49" on the jackshaft and 3.0 on the back of...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 03-01-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By old motorhead
With red locktight on it? Good luck with that....

With red locktight on it? Good luck with that. I've never used any type of locktight on Maggie blower pulley bolts. The underside of the bolt heads that I've used were serrated and locked pretty...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 02-14-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By old motorhead
Why do you think the Heartbeat tensioner won't...

Why do you think the Heartbeat tensioner won't work? I'm running the smallest pulley (81mm) on mine with no issues. I used the smallest Goodyear Gatorback belt that two guys could cram on there. I...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 02-12-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By old motorhead
I'm running two Maggie TVS2300's. One is a front...

I'm running two Maggie TVS2300's. One is a front drive on a 6.0L truck motor. Other one is a Heartbeat on an LS3 Vette. Both run at 12 to 14 degrees over ambient at cruise. You've got issues if your...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 02-11-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By old motorhead
You can get o/d pulleys that aren't cogged. One...

You can get o/d pulleys that aren't cogged. One is 3". The other is 3.49". "Blown Chevy" can help you out.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 02-11-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By old motorhead
You'd be in the upper 600's with a manual...

You'd be in the upper 600's with a manual transmission. I have no clue how to convert that to the way you're configured. The motor will make the power, no doubt.

Better keep an eye out for belt...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 02-10-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By old motorhead
A 1.9, 2.3, or 2.9L p/d blower will easily hit...

A 1.9, 2.3, or 2.9L p/d blower will easily hit your goals. There won't be enough difference between them to notice....despite what's been reported here. Buy the one that's the least expensive, the...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 02-07-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,290
Posted By old motorhead
So....what do you think the LSA blower gave you...

So....what do you think the LSA blower gave you that the 2.3L (bigger) Maggie didn't? I understand you like the looks, but damn, that seems like a lot of money spent for a sideways move...at best.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 02-07-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,975
Posted By old motorhead
The Heartbeat Maggie is a front drive. No...

The Heartbeat Maggie is a front drive. No jackshaft. I drove a LOT of miles with jackshaft Maggies. The next rear belt I have to change will be the first...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 02-04-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By old motorhead
You'd see some minor gains at your current power...

You'd see some minor gains at your current power level. Now, overdrive the rear pulleys, add a 3.8" front pulley, add a cam, ditch the cats, and that bigger throttle body and ported snout will show...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 02-02-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,312
Posted By old motorhead
Yes sir. I guess it's been on there about a year...

Yes sir. I guess it's been on there about a year now. Love it!
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 02-01-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By old motorhead
Some just really, sincerely, don't want to fool...

Some just really, sincerely, don't want to fool with a set of turbo's and all that goes with them. Plain and simple.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-31-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By old motorhead
A bigger tank won't help much when it's all said...

A bigger tank won't help much when it's all said and done. Maybe stave off the hot temps very temporarily, but that's about it. When that extra coolant is heated up, you simply have more hot coolant...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-29-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,312
Posted By old motorhead
He's probably looking at 11-12psi if his belt...

He's probably looking at 11-12psi if his belt doesn't slip. I'm running an 81mm and I see about 9.5psi. I have long tube headers and a blower cam though.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-28-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By old motorhead
Whoa.....You need to back up a step or two and...

Whoa.....You need to back up a step or two and take a deep breath:nod: You went from wanting 670ish (entirely doable) to wanting 750ish (not impossible, but not near as easy). You're at the cusp of...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-27-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By old motorhead
If you get your fueling "right", you shouldn't...

If you get your fueling "right", you shouldn't have any trouble hitting your numbers. You're spinning the blower fast enough and moving enough air. Adding meth would give you a little octane cushion...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-22-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By old motorhead
If your power goals are high, there's no sense in...

If your power goals are high, there's no sense in doing this. As mentioned, you're going to run out of valve train stability and oiling long before the benefits of a shorter stroke bottom end can...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-21-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By old motorhead
If you want to do it on the cheap, use a 4.8L...

If you want to do it on the cheap, use a 4.8L truck crank and rods. The connecting rods are longer so the pin position on off the shelf LS3 pistons would work. You'd just have to spec a higher...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-10-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By old motorhead
Add 8psi and receive 205 hp? Excellent:thumb:

Add 8psi and receive 205 hp? Excellent:thumb:
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-10-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By old motorhead
Unless the cam is pretty aggressive, I wouldn't...

Unless the cam is pretty aggressive, I wouldn't add a higher stall converter with a p/d blower. Especially a TVS. With a centri, I would if qtr mile/stoplite performance really matters to you.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-08-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By old motorhead
As mentioned, a little more camshaft is more...

As mentioned, a little more camshaft is more important with a p/d blower. Anything you can do to lower the boost will also lower IAT's. Not quite as important with centri's and turbo's because they...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-06-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,225
Posted By old motorhead
Maybe Vortech and Paxton need more "talent" on...

Maybe Vortech and Paxton need more "talent" on their sales staff? Properly chosen and applied bolt ons can do wonders too :biggrin:
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-05-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,225
Posted By old motorhead
You're 100% dead nuts correct. The vast vast...

You're 100% dead nuts correct. The vast vast majority don't want to pay for and don't want to live with those kind of power numbers though. The OEM's don't want to warrant them either.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-05-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,225
Posted By old motorhead
If the centri blowers were all that superior, why...

If the centri blowers were all that superior, why don't the OEM's use them? They can't be that stupid. If it was a cost thing, at least some of the high end, low volume sports cars would use them....
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-05-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,847
Posted By old motorhead
Yup. As long as you don't over cam it. Go too big...

Yup. As long as you don't over cam it. Go too big on the cam and you can significantly reduce the bottom end power.
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