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Old 11-03-2017, 07:24 PM   #1
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Talking From Nitrous to ProCharger F1A94

This made for an exciting Friday at the office!



Over the years I have had N/A, turbo and positive displacement superchargers, but never a centrifugal supercharger. So, this will be a new adventure!



Everything looks good, but the hat seems too small. Maybe I just have to get used to it?



If all goes according to plan, this F1A94 with go on a 427" Dart LS Next Aluminum block & Dart CCW crank with Frankenstein ported Dart Pro1 LS3 heads and a SuperVic.

Why my street cruiser needs to go any faster than it already does is beyond me, but I am feeling like it is gonna be. Game on!

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It’s gonna rip. Love my new D1X.
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are you keeping the 4l80e
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That is going to be one potent combination, congratulations! Bob
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Itís gonna rip. Love my new D1X.
That is a bad unit! My buddy picked up huge power over the D1SC with the X.

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That is the plan!

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Thanx Bob. This should be a fun adventure.
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Wooo!
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Agreed, warp speed is coming real soon.
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SweeeeeT! Xmas came early...I'm jealous for sure!
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The Procharger hat is supposed to have straps so it stays on your head, they seem to be missing, lol-should be a cool project, are you using the LS transplant kit, I had one on my chevelle, worked out pretty good, once I had the correct PS pump.
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BOOYAH

looking forward to seeing someone max out a f1a94. always surprised that isn't a more commonly used street blower
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That's going to be one nice setup! I expect a LLSR and rev that baby.

Also, you going to be at PRI in a couple weeks Steve? If so, I'll probably stop by the booth.
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That's going to be one nice setup! I expect a LLSR and rev that baby.

Also, you going to be at PRI in a couple weeks Steve? If so, I'll probably stop by the booth.
Yes sir! Cam Motion will be in Booth 2307.
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Which Procharger Intercooler PN is that?
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Which Procharger Intercooler PN is that?
I would have to look at the invoice. It is the 1300 HP unit.
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Should be fun, always wanted to pursue the centri route on my deuce. Just never could figure out stuffing that BIG 1300HP air to air in there - tastefully. I would think your Buick will have the same challenges.

Should be a beast. I was surprised to see that unit go 4.80 in Kentucky this past year at the Fest. Impressive for sure.

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I will likely have to modify the inlet and outlet of the intercooler, but I think it will go between the grille and the radiator.

I have never had a Centri myself. I have had n/a, nitrous, PD and turbo. I look forward to seeing what this is all about.
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Should be an animal! Will be extra cool to see it running those numbers in an old iron stock looking A-body!
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Out of your past experience with n/a, nitrous, PD, and turbo which has been your favorite and what were some of the pros and cons.
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Out of your past experience with n/a, nitrous, PD, and turbo which has been your favorite and what were some of the pros and cons.
Hmmm.

I have had countless N/A and nitrous cars over the years. For the street, not much is more fun to drive than a high compression, high RPM N/A engine. The rowdy sound and quick throttle response just feels barbaric and mean. The downside for me is on the track. What feels fast on the street is boring on the track. Once you get passed the first 200 feet, I feel like I could eat a sandwich for the last 2/3 of the track. LOL

Nitrous cars are always fun. But, nitrous is tough to control on the street and unless you ride around with the bottle open, it is not so great for the spontaneous romp. On the track, it hits so hard! It is so much fun launching a nitrous car on the track. But, I have gotten tired of trying to control bottle pressure in temperature changes, chasing nitrous, changing bottles and new the newest aggravation is nitrous shortages.

Turbos make amazing WOT power. In the right scenario, the way the turbo comes on so smooth is almost like magic. It just pulls and pulls. On the street, a high HP turbo setup can be a bit sketchy in the transitions. Especially when in a corner. And, they can be a bit lazy when you stab the throttle in an impromptu romp. I had 2 Grand Nationals back in the day. I really loved those cars. The GNs handled like crap, so if you weren't careful......

I also had a 2004 PD Supercharged Cobra. I had a lot of fun with the car. It would have been a lot more fun with sticky tires, but I was afraid to kill the IRS rear end setup. The screech of the blower and insta-torque was addicting. It had power everywhere. And, you have absolute control over the power almost like an N/A car, so the transitions in different situations are great. At the track, it took a good amount of time to cool the blower. That is about the only downside I can think of for that setup. It was pretty sweet.
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Hmmm.

I have had countless N/A and nitrous cars over the years. For the street, not much is more fun to drive than a high compression, high RPM N/A engine. The rowdy sound and quick throttle response just feels barbaric and mean. The downside for me is on the track. What feels fast on the street is boring on the track. Once you get passed the first 200 feet, I feel like I could eat a sandwich for the last 2/3 of the track. LOL

Nitrous cars are always fun. But, nitrous is tough to control on the street and unless you ride around with the bottle open, it is not so great for the spontaneous romp. On the track, it hits so hard! It is so much fun launching a nitrous car on the track. But, I have gotten tired of trying to control bottle pressure in temperature changes, chasing nitrous, changing bottles and new the newest aggravation is nitrous shortages.

Turbos make amazing WOT power. In the right scenario, the way the turbo comes on so smooth is almost like magic. It just pulls and pulls. On the street, a high HP turbo setup can be a bit sketchy in the transitions. Especially when in a corner. And, they can be a bit lazy when you stab the throttle in an impromptu romp. I had 2 Grand Nationals back in the day. I really loved those cars. The GNs handled like crap, so if you weren't careful......

I also had a 2004 PD Supercharged Cobra. I had a lot of fun with the car. It would have been a lot more fun with sticky tires, but I was afraid to kill the IRS rear end setup. The screech of the blower and insta-torque was addicting. It had power everywhere. And, you have absolute control over the power almost like an N/A car, so the transitions in different situations are great. At the track, it took a good amount of time to cool the blower. That is about the only downside I can think of for that setup. It was pretty sweet.
lol awesome comparison of the four, probably the best experience I've read on someone with first hand knowledge.


It's pretty obvious that Turbocharging is HOT right now and can see that the technology and kits have made leaps and bounds these past few years. But does everyone think that turbocharging is hot over N/A due to the fact that you can run an smaller or street friendly cam and get great results over fighting tuning with a big cam N/A motors?
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