Here’s where the action is taking place. Those Camaros, Vipers, BMWs,Mustangs and even little Mazda Miatas have a plethora of kits and componentsavailable for mild to wild performance. The ten- and eleven-second street car canbe built today from components engineered in the aftermarket.The purchase of an aftermarket supercharger system is an ideal occasion toemploy this book as the guide it is intended to be. An investigation is necessary todetermine the system that will meet your needs. Determine your objectives, thendecide what type of supercharger most closely meets those needs.Before a reasonable decision can be made, answers to a variety of questions must beboth sought and understood. The following samples will get you on the right track:
Does the system provide a correct air/fuel ratio at all operational conditions?
The air/fuel ratio is a basic building block of a supercharger system.It needs to be maintained over the boost range that the manufacturerclaims for the kit. It is not to be expected that the air/fuel ratio will stay correct if the system’s design limits are exceeded. In all circumstances,it is necessary to avoid discussing “fuel enrichment.” Either an air/fuelratio is correct or it isn’t—no “enrichment” required.
This Vortech sys- tem for the 2-valve ’96–97 Mustang illustrates the vari- ety of components needed to call a kit “complete.”
The early produc- tion Rotrex blowers were specifically for small-dis- placement engines, like thisfour-cylinder, 2.0-liter VW.