Yeah I tried to email you off the web site but apparently that address isn't good. By the looks of your site you did exactly what I was thinking about. I have a 1970 mach1 with a 351cleveland now a 408 stroker making 505hp and 476tq at the crank but I would like to get a little more out of it. I have a couple little hurdles. The car has a shaker scoop that I want to keep for the looks and maybe just run the duct work through the base and use a carb hat under the scoop. I also have power steering and not sure if I can use the stock pump and have enough room for the blower above it. Right now the car is set up with stock v belt pulleys also. The compression ratio is 9.5:1 and runs on pump gas..I would think I could run around 7 psi. any advice or help?
Okay, in order. I dont have a shaker so I cannot really speak to that. I would find it hard to keep it functional... but you could probably hook it up somhow for appearance.
On my brackets, there was room behind them to mount the stock steering pump. It mounted up just fine. The challenge would be the belt... not so much a challenge as it would be putting an idler in the right spot to reroute the belt. I had already swapped over to manual steering, but I was considering a power rack, so I did check for clearance. I am running 5.0 pullies with a 6 rib belt, but in the same conficuration as your v-belt. You should be fine with V-belt on the engine, but you probablu want a 6 or 8 (I useed 8) on the supercharger.
I am currently running about 5PSI boost right now on 92-94 octane (premium) and no timing controls. I have checked the plugs numerous times, and I have not seen detonation. I am on a stock 1970 engine (original internals), so I have to be careful as I dont want to detonate the engine, this block imparticular.
As far as what I might do different... I would have taken the money I have in this and invested in a) EFI with a distributorless ignition, and b) a screw-type supercharger. This current setup, while it works very well, isnt optimal for a real performance application... althought I havent tapped out it's performance potential. The inlet on the back is too close to the heads, leaving not much room for a proper intake pipe. The pulleys are about 1" from the radiator, making any belt or pulley change require the radiator and fan to come out. There is no room for an electric fan on the engine side of the radiator, so it is a pusher from the front.
Dont get me wrong... it was a fun project, and it performs very well. These Clevelands just dont leave you much room to work.