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Holy crap,,, is this going on the Windsor???

 

Yes sir, and yes sir. Since I've inspired so many people to do a windsor swap into a S197 (there are five active builds underway that I know of), I have to do something a little over the top to remain unique. :)

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What kind of boost you going to run and What compression ratio is the motor

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What kind of boost you going to run and What compression ratio is the motor

 

10.5:1, so no more that 5psi until I put different pistons in it. That should give me about 30% more HP, so we'll be looking at about 690 crank HP (about 585 RWHP).

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Even though it's just 5 lbs just hearing that thing run and the visual of it. Damn.

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This weekend, I spent some time pulling the front end apart to afford easier access to the front of the engine.

I called Dyers Blowers on Friday, and they said they needed my existing crank pulley and reluctor wheel (using the OEM crank position sensor to drive the factory tach) so they could make a custom blower pulley adapter. This will let me keep my fox body serpentine accessory system.

Things I'm gong to have to give up are the A/C and heater, as well as removing the OEM radiator fan, and replacing it with an aftermarket pusher fan mounted in front of the radiator. Obligatory pics:

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Welp, I think I've ordered all the parts I need. The blower kit will be shipped in a couple of weeks (they have to fab the intake and a crank pulley for my application). and the carbs/fuel lines were shipped today. Still waiting for my distributor and air scoop/air cleaners to be delivered.

 

The only remaining concern involves the radiator/fan, but we have a couple of ways we can go:

 

0) Relocate the rad to be in front of the core support which will allow us to retain the OEM fan.

 

1) Leave the radiator in it's stock location and replace the OEM fan with two pusher fans. 

 

We know for certain that the new crank pulley will be too close to the radiator to keep the OEM fan if we leave the rad in its OEM location. Relocating the radiator would involve modifying the mounting style, and may interfere with the radiator cover.

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Boy os that thing gonna suck some fuel down. What will you run for a spring up front. I would think a Gt500 stock spring should carry that weight pretty well.

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Boy os that thing gonna suck some fuel down. What will you run for a spring up front. I would think a Gt500 stock spring should carry that weight pretty well.

 

Well, the entire suspension is aftermarket, so I'm thinkin I'm good. :)

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Dyer's mocked up my blower before packing it for shipping - I should be getting tracking numbers later today. I should get the stuff by this Friday/Monday.

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Got the blower on Thursday, so I installed the balancer and crank pulleys, and did a little mockup while inspecting the rest of the parts for shipping damage.

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