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12-15-2012, 10:43 PM
Who is the clearing house on superchargers?

63 R2 Hawk
12-16-2012, 12:20 AM
Are you looking for someone to rebuild one or someone on this forum that can answer questions about Paxton superchargers?

Gold Hawk Doug
12-16-2012, 12:22 AM
My "go to" guy for anything supercharger is John Erb in Carson City, Nv.


12-16-2012, 04:19 AM
I also recommend John Erb.

12-16-2012, 10:13 AM
To: toastervet,-------SN-60 is always ready to answer questions about SN-60's!!!!!!

12-16-2012, 06:22 PM
Jon or Mike Myers from Myers Studebaker 740.674.4897

12-17-2012, 11:53 AM
Craig Conley got all the old Paxton inventory I believe. He has rebuilt two for me. His Info-----

Paradise Wheels Inc

920 Rancheros Drive, Suite E

San Marcos, CA 92069

Work: (760) 740-0954

Fax: (760) 740-0956

info@paradisewheelsinc.com (info@paradisewheelsinc.com)

http://www.paradisewheelsinc.com (http://www.paradisewheelsinc.com/)

12-18-2012, 01:48 AM
anything new on those belt drive turbo chargers Gator was doing....sounded interesting to me.....

12-18-2012, 11:32 AM
anything new on those belt drive turbo chargers Gator was doing....sounded interesting to me.....

You mean other than the fact they didn't work? A typical small junkyard turbocharger spent it's working life spinning 50,000 to 75,000 RPMs to make boost. Trying to spin a belt-driven turbocharger 10:1 over engine RPM is really an engineering challenge. That sort of explains the difficulties of a home-brewed belt driven turbo.

If starting with a small turbo, the step up required is beyond the homebrew belt and bearing capacity. If starting with a large turbo, such as from a diesel, the inertia is such it overstresses the drive.

This also explains the short lifespan of our drive belts and the ball drive on McCulloch/Paxtons. They only turn 5:1 over engine RPM and even that's a killer.

FWIW, the Procharger, Vortec, Novi, et al, are essentially belt driven turbochargers with another internal belt or gear drive stepup, but then that's why they cost $2,500 to $4,500. Boost isn't cheap to buy or to own.

jack vines

12-18-2012, 05:49 PM
Sounds good, I have a friend who's dad builds race engines for Porsche. Was thinking of having him help me liven up some stuff in my garage. I'm gathering parts here and there, and just plotting my next move to build something very different by design

12-22-2012, 10:15 AM
Don't forget.....McCulloch Superchargers like plenty of air!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!