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    Auto Engine to Air Craft

    The responses I have received on this post have generated more conversations than I anticipated. Please keep sending your opinions because the more information we have leads to better execution of a project like mine. Thank you, Blaine
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    Auto Engine to Air Craft

    Hey Guys, I will show you what I am putting in my grocery getter this week. I have a '97 Mitsubishi Mirage with 280 k miles on it and still gets 30 plus mph. I am not a turbophobic. I have customized a new 1.8L motor going from the stock 114 hp to 400 hp. Also a completely new drive train. It...
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    Auto Engine to Air Craft

    I have made reasonable progress and I can return work after 4-1-2017. Blaine
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    My Mustang II with Folding Wings

    I have made reasonable progress and I am returning to work after 4-1-2017. Blaine
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    New Chevy Ecotec engine for Mustang II?

    Go to my blog " Auto Engine to Aircraft". Much of what I am doing will apply to your project. My phone is 480-261-4885 and email is [email protected] Blaine
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    Auto Engine to Air Craft

    I have been away from this site for awhile. I have had four major operations on my neck and back during this past year. I should be able to get back to normal in the next six months. As I make any progress, I will add them to this post. Blaine
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    My Mustang II with Folding Wings

    I have been away this site for awhile. In the past year I have had four major operations on my neck and back. I should be good to go in six months. Any updates I have will be posted after that. Blaine
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    Auto Engine to Air Craft

    I haven't forgotten about this post, I just got a little side tracked with another more pressing project. Namely my car. I have over 270K miles on it and I am in the process of refurbishing another motor. I weighed all of the alternatives and decided against a new car when I can end up with...
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    Auto Engine to Air Craft

    Understood and I am working on that. The whole idea is how will this combination perform at altitude. I was also wondering if a certain amount of an inert gas (nitrogen) introduced into the airstream whould dilute the mixture just enough to simulate various altitudes.
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    Auto Engine to Air Craft

    I wasn't being knowingly being critical of anyone on my post, just clarifying my direction. I welcome any and all input because as I stated, maybe we can come up with a combination that will be viable across many airframes with the Ecotec line of engines. The blower is already there and the...
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    Auto Engine to Air Craft

    I've been reading some of the posts in the different blogs on this wonderful creation where we have the opportunity to express ourselves. I've read how some individuals are trying to pare down any amount of miniscule weight from an engine in order to get it to a weight consistent for the...
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    Direct drive SBC

    The larger crank is a cast crank. Use the other (2.75 mains) crank, I believe it is a forging and still stronger than the cast crank. Blaine
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    Direct drive SBC

    I did my home work and came up with the combination I intend use in my Mustang II. That's what I tell people interested in doing the same. You have to evaluate each airframe and its requirements that will dictate a combination specific for that airframe. It might be a V8 or a 4 cylindar and...
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    Direct drive SBC

    Any reply that contains a Huskie is one I take seriously. I had four but I lost two and another will be gone shortly. I will be down to one but we are in contact with several rescues and we will get him a new friend for his pack Blaine
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    Direct drive SBC

    How about $2100 for the gear box. It normally bolts to the big/small/v6 chevy pattern. I am in the process of building an adapter plate to mate the PSRU to the LSJ engine. This PSRU has a 2/1 ratio. They have other ratios available. In drag racing I have worked with both superchargers and...
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    Direct drive SBC

    The cooling system and all other issues will be covered in my "Auto Engine to Aircraft" post on this site. By the way, the turbo version of this engine has 260hp stock as your graph shows. Although the Cadilac version has 272hp. Blaine
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    Direct drive SBC

    Considering that rally cars run flat out with 400hp and drag engines of about 1400hp, the durability issues with this engine have been answered. Blaine
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    Direct drive SBC

    The combination I am using will produce 260 hp and 250 ft lbs and weigh about 425 lbs fwf. My PSRU weighs 55 lbs. The complete engine with supercharger weighs 314 lbs. It's a GM Ecotec LSJ 4 cylindar 2.0 Liter (or in american 120 cu in). It is designed to to get the majority of torque and hp...
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    Auto Engine to Air Craft

    As you can see I sometimes stutter with my replies. My next post will cover how to make an adapter template to attach the PSRU to the engine. This only will be used to build the 6061 interface and aid in the construction of the engine mount. The mount will be fabricated from .090 wall 1" chrome...
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    Auto Engine to Air Craft

    This supercharger does have an intake bypass valve in the event of a belt failure. Blaine
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