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Supercharging is not a new concept, in fact, the "supercharger" has been around since the late 1800's. Yet, many folks still misunderstand the basic principles of what makes a supercharger such a great power adder. The following article written by Ron Ceridono - compliments of Classic Trucks - gets back to basics explaining the fundamentals of supercharging. With a firm grasp of these supercharging basics you'll be better equiped to make the right choices to maximize your supercharger investment. Read on...
Blower Basics: Installing a Centrifugal Supercharger
There is no question that the most direct means to enhance engine performance is to get more mixture into the cylinders—and supercharging is the most effective way to do that. Forcing fuel and air into the cylinders with a pump, or supercharger, increases volumetric efficiency dramatically, as much as 50 percent more than is possible with normally aspirated engines..... Read more