DCharger68 Reader
4/28/15 1:45 p.m.

The Willys gasser project is coming along nicely. But due to some deadline issues I'm gonna end up buying a low compression 305 from one of my friends. Would it be a bad idea to throw a small blower such as a 144 megablower given this is gonna be a track and show only vehicle for a while? I already have a hydraulic flat tappet blower cam for it

Streetwiseguy PowerDork
4/28/15 1:52 p.m.

I "fixed" the 350 in my Camaro with a 144. I built a decent bottom end, but couldn't afford heads at the time, so a few years after I put the B&M kit on it. From a 15.9 et to 13.6 with 7 psi.

Don't ask about the gas mileage when your foot is in it.

DCharger68 Reader
4/28/15 1:55 p.m.

In reply to Streetwiseguy:

I've learned that if boost and wot are involved, mpg is very likely to become gpm

bravenrace MegaDork
4/28/15 2:06 p.m.

It would be fine as long as the engine is in good shape, you don't run too much boost, and you have the timing dialed in.

edizzle89 Reader
4/28/15 2:06 p.m.

nothing in my mind says no...

G_Body_Man HalfDork
4/28/15 2:07 p.m.

Go for it.

Appleseed MegaDork
4/28/15 2:08 p.m.

I say go for it. No one will cry over a blown up 305.

Dusterbd13 SuperDork
4/28/15 2:28 p.m.

If you do blow it up with a blower, take video.

wearymicrobe SuperDork
4/28/15 2:28 p.m.
bravenrace wrote: It would be fine as long as the engine is in good shape, you don't run too much boost, and you have the timing dialed in.

The 144 is going to stop giving more boost long before the bottom end goes. They take surprisingly large carb CFM though to run right in my opinion. I had a 1100 cfm on top of my built 350 with the 174.

DCharger68 Reader
4/28/15 3:12 p.m.

It was between a blower and a 125 hit of nitrous. But I didn't want to run the nitrous lines on it if I'm gonna run a bigger blower engine later down the road

edizzle89 Reader
4/28/15 3:36 p.m.

and a blower looks WAY cooler!

DCharger68 Reader
4/28/15 3:49 p.m.
edizzle89 wrote: and a blower looks WAY cooler!


Cotton UltraDork
4/28/15 4:08 p.m.

I have a 78 Chevy truck with a 383 and 144 blower...it's a lot of fun. I'm running an 850 holley carb. The only issue I have is the teflon strips seem to wear kind of quickly which causes a loss in performance. Mine needs to be restripped now, but I'm still building decent boost, and don't drive the truck much, so I have not bothered with it. When I do send it off it'll be around $300 to get it restripped. I'd prefer the blower over nitrous...way cooler imo.

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