View Full Version : The supercharger that got away.....

06-30-2007, 05:10 PM
I was thinking about installing a supercharger on my Avanti (thanks a
lot Karl) and remembered something that happened years ago. Back in
the 90s we had quite a lot of Studebaker parts at the time my Dad sold
the house in California. I have mentioned that before, most of those
parts went to the scrap yard because we couldnt get anyone to come get
then during escrow. One of those items was a COMPLETE A/C unit from a
'64 Lark Daytona Wagonaire. What does that have to do with a losing a
supercharger you say? Well, about a year before, there was a person
in the Turning Wheels that wanted to trade a complete supercharger for
an A/C setup. My dad didnt want to lose the A/C setup and so I had to
pass on the deal. If memory serves that A/C unit went to scrap, but it
might have gone to Charles Schintledge (sp) in Canoga Park. Hopefully.


'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

06-30-2007, 11:51 PM
Hey don't blame me...LOL LOL I have the cast iron R2 blower mount in the garage off the Twin,hint hint;) hehehe...[}:)]

63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
64 Avanti R3w/NOS
88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS

07-01-2007, 04:22 AM
One thing that I have always been baffled over, is my R1 Avanti has a
dual belt pulley on the crank and water pump. I think I asked this in
the past, but its obvious the car never had A/C, why go the expense of
putting extra pulleys on each engine?? Its not like you can just drop
a supercharger on a high compression R1???[:0]

Cast iron mount? Jezzzz - like the front end isnt heavy enough![:p]