Blowen 1776

Picked up a supercharger last weekend and I'm going to build a fresh motor to put it on. The company that puts this kit together stated that a 1776 is as big as I can go. So I ordered a cam some new heads (40-35.5 valves) straight cut gears, forged pistons, now I need to get my case machined  and balanced at the local shop. Has anyone installed one of these kits? It looks like I may need to alter my deck lid once it is installed. So if you have a fiberglass decklid you are looking to sell let me know. 

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Forced induction in our replicas, whether turbo or supercharged, requires lots of thought regarding cooling, no matter if your engine is water or air-cooled.  This is less of a concern in a drag car, such as the one pictured above, but of real concern in any kind of street car or street/track combination.  I would suggest that you do lots of research, but you may have already done so.  In any event, please keep the group informed and best of luck. 

If I leave the manifold for the carbonator the it is now I will have to make adjustments to the deck lid. The more air that it can get the better right? Still researching a design so it don't look like an afterthought. I seen the scoop on this car which gave me the idea how it may look. The question is which way to I put the opening. This car don't see much rain or snow so do it put the opening facing the front of the car so when driving the air flows directly into it like in the big V8 cars or do I face it back wards like the one in this car so it flows around the body? I did see a kit that had an alter manifold so that the carb would not hit the deck lid however it was lowered down in to the engine bay area so I would think that it would get less air. The people that have put this kit on a Bug use a deck lid stand off so that it clears the carbonator.  

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If I can get enough clearance by doing the wedge it may be an option. Do you have a picture of the wedge and how the lid looks when it's closed?

I don't. I reversed it back when I shipped the car. I will be doing it again soon (maybe this weekend) I used the plastic shims from the hardware store with longer bolts (hinge to lid)

I don't like the wart on the engine lid.  Why not put a 90 degree elbow on the carb and face the air cleaner forward.  You could even cut a big hole in the "fire wall" and put the air cleaner (or a K&N air box) in the big unused space there.  A boat inspection hatch could be put in the rear seat back area (inside the car) to maintain it. 

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Wolfgang Picture did not post. If I can get away without altering the deck lid this would be my preference. I will not know for sure until I get it installed. Currently collecting the parts so when the winter snow hits Colorado I can start the tear down. I know that it is going to take about 4 weeks to get the IRS built for the car. Thanks everyone for the input I'm taking notes on all of it. Event the BBQ tail.

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