Designing plenum flanges
Conceive, design, create. Bearing mount for 2-stage belt drive
Components coming together
Plenum fitup to intake manifold
Plenum flange fitup to supercharger
Supercharger mounted to dummy engine
Plenum mounted to dummy engine
Work on drive system progresses
Belts in place and tensioned
Air/water intercooler finished and mounted
Ready to connect water – intercooler to plenum
Fitted up complete with pressure cap
Complete and looking great
What to do when you have a car that's exactly the right vehicle for your needs, but it just won't get up and go?
Les' solution for a V6 Magna wagon owner was to supercharge it! On inspection he reckoned he could just about fit a Harrop blower between engine and firewall. The owner got excited and the project was launched.
Various components including a plenum, an intercooler, mounting brackets and drive components needed to be designed and created. The pictures at left show some of the work as it progressed.
The result was a huge success, the client more than happy with the transformation of his beloved Magna.