Superchargers Are Always In The Way… Or Are They?

It’s always refreshing to see creativity used to the fullest advantages on a hot rod. This evil looking hotrod pickup is slightly extended in the nose region due to the front mounted roots type blower! WUT!?  Yes, settle down now. While I can’t confirm exactly what goes on within the walls of those silver intake tubes, I have to assume that they aren’t the only thing holding the boost inside.   How does it work you say?  Well… The crankshaft has a …well… shaft coming off the front of it. That shaft passes through some bearings, and has a dual pulley on the front side.  That dual pulley spins the supercharger, which begins moving air.  The air then flows up the duct work to the blow-thru carb, and voila, “Bob’s your uncle.”  Like it, Love it, Lust it.  The choice is yours and yours alone.

Corvette: Oh.. This Old Thing? Oh It’s Nothing.. Really..

Sometimes I see vehicles that just make me smile.  This C4 Corvette is one of those cars because it is the same sort of thing that I drew on my notebooks in high school.  It feels so right to have a car that looks bone stock other than the disturbingly fantastic blower that is ever-so-gently poking through the hood.  This Vette looks just like lettuce tastes; so crisp, so clean, so… fresh!  It is as if the car is saying “oh this old thing, oh it’s nothing…really…

…..Very well played little red Corvette, I like your style.