Supercharger setups

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Supercharger setups

Post by Tim McBride » Thu 17. Jun 2010, 22:17

So we've seen a few supercharger setups, are these one off creations or at some point did someone actually offer a supercharger intake for the MEL?

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Re: Supercharger setups

Post by Treinarts » Fri 18. Jun 2010, 11:28

Wiend made a manifold, front cover and drive assembly for the GMC 6-71 style blower.
I saw a blower manifold on ebay a while back. I am pretty sure one of the members of this forum bought it. TJR

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Re: Supercharger setups

Post by Tim McBride » Sun 20. Jun 2010, 00:17

Thanks for the info. I imagine the draw a hefty premium at sale.
Every now and then I think about wanting to build one up, then sanity (and reality of the checkbook) returns.

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Re: Supercharger setups

Post by Treinarts » Thu 24. Jun 2010, 10:37

My brother and I kicked around the idea of adapting a 460 assembly to the MEL engine. He has a blown 460 in a 55 ford truck. Ungodly fast.
Slover's intake adapters would allow the use a 460 ford blower manifold. The crank snout would have to be turned down to 460 size and a belt tensioner would have to be fabracated. We don't think the water pump would interfer. The fuel pump would have to be removed, and there would be a concern over distributor clearance. Crab cab set ups for MEL engines are tough to come by. 460 ford blower kits are all over Summit and Jegs. TJR

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Re: Supercharger setups

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Mon 26. Dec 2011, 13:12

Here is a blower set up for an MEL from a listing on ebay..

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Blower assembly MEL
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blower intake
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Re: Supercharger setups

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Mon 26. Dec 2011, 13:15

The buy it now on this set up was 2000 dollars... it needed some work, but a reasonable price for a rare item
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MEL Weiand blower
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MEL weiand blower
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Post by Chris Craft crazy » Mon 26. Dec 2011, 13:18

blower2.jpg
MEL Weiand blower

Edited to add: This setup is the only one I have seen, and it sold within one day at the buy it now price of $2000.00
The Intake is the rarity of course.
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Re: Supercharger setups

Post by mrevildoer » Sun 11. Mar 2012, 20:21

Ahhhhhhh, now that's what dreams are made of...as far as MEL speed parts go $2000 is a pretty awesome deal for everything you'd be getting. If I had that money lying around when that listing popped up I would have pounced myself.

On a side note, I've never seen a setup w/o the aircleaner on it and it's interesting to see the carbs reversed. Makes a little sense now that I see it
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Re: Supercharger setups

Post by 430 6V » Thu 15. Mar 2012, 20:20

The fun thing with those manifolds is the distribtor is covered by the intake.

Have to run a dummy for oil pump function and a belt or cam driven unit for ignition.

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Re: Supercharger setups

Post by 64Sedan » Sun 25. Mar 2012, 20:00

Chris Craft crazy wrote:
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Edited to add: This setup is the only one I have seen, and it sold within one day at the buy it now price of $2000.00
The Intake is the rarity of course.


That looks very familar.. 8-)
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