Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southeast Missouri
Blown or not?
Got a quick question for you guys runnin blowers......should I do it? My engine combo is a brand new 496, stock 2-bolt block, Scat cast steel crank, stock 6.135 rods w/good bolts, KB hyper flat top pistons, Renegade (Procomp) 320 heads with 2.30/1.88 valves, Comp hydraulic Big Mutha Thumpr cam. C/R is somewhere between 8.8-9.2. I like the idea of keeping my new 6" cowl hood intact (no hole), so the Weiand 177 or 174 looks good at 3 lbs of boost(and only one carb to adjust), but those big ol' huffers like the 256/6-71/8-71 sure do look wicked comin thru the hood. My concern is the lack of forged internals in the 496, plus the heat generated by the blower (plus my lack of knowledge on em in general). Whatcha all think? I don't plan on racing it, just a weekend cruiser.
I may be old and slow, but ........what the heck was I gonna say?