Project Comments & Discussion - Rotrex superchargers @ W2W.
12-05-2006, 08:18 AM
In regards to this post: http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=618001
I haven't heard of these being used on an F-body, is it because of packaging or fitment or maybe I haven't searched enough. I like the idea of the 2 speed setup so that you create a torque shelf rather than curve.
Can you guys elaborate? Thanks.
12-05-2006, 09:22 AM
That was a great vid and its very cool to finally see this applied in the automotive arena. I've been wondering for years when somebody would step up and introduce a 2-speed supercharger setup. The concept dates back at least to the 1930's when it was used successfully on supercharged Merlin engines. I believe that the German's also had 2-speed superchargers on the Jumo's. I'm not suggesting that these systems are similar to the Antonov setup (I honestly don't know), I just think its great to see this technology finally being applied on the street. Nice work W2W.
The 2 speed is made by a company named Antonov, they make transmissions that drive the wheels for cars in europe also using the same technology. On our website in the gallery there are some video's at the bottom of the page. In the video of the Antonov Mustang: watch the boost gauge and you will see boost before the clutch is out with a centrifical sc. I wish they would have kept the camera on the boost gauge while the car drove so you could see the "downshift" happen. The 2 speed really seems the most helpful on overweight underpowered cars although it still is fun in the Mustang. Our H3 test truck really felt sluggish stock, picked up to acceptable with the supercharger alone. The addition of the 2 speed on the H3 was very noticable in everday driving. On the mustang 4.6 stickshift, the 2 speed lets you be lazy about downshifting while still having additional torque under your foot.
On the subject of a F car Rotrex kit. We are not working on anything at this time, and I don't forsee this car ever getting on our list of things to do. The truck bracket that hooks the blower to the head could be cut to move the beltline to f-car range, but we have never done one. We did a one off GTO install that is on our website. It used the same prototype bracket system as our truck kit, just shortened.
12-05-2006, 04:05 PM
wheres the mustang video?
12-05-2006, 04:32 PM
Go to w2w's website
bottom of the page, " Antonov Mustang"
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