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    Default Wray Supercharger

    This is from an 1968 Aunger Speed Shop catalogue , I am wondering if any one has a kit used a kit or saw one at any time ,

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    Wray were / are and Adelaide based supercharger manufacturers, I did see a partial kit in the early 1980’s for sale in the Modbury area that had been fitted to I think an R10

    I think these may have been sold through Don Halls Speed Shop in Perth as well

    any info would be appreciated, are more photos on this Facebook group https://m.facebook.com/groups/281562039254010/

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    This might be close enough for you!https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/theb...ger/1190896645 Love the price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    This might be close enough for you!https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/theb...ger/1190896645 Love the price!
    I just run the original price through the RBA inflation calculator and in todays money the kit would of cost $2252 so considering rarity and condition the price is not to bad, after all this is what he is hoping and know doubt has factored in some wriggle room
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    But a Judson or Shorrock would do just as well, methinks....and spare parts would be a lot easier?

    Priced right: shorrock supercharger Hamont-Achel - MG T-Series Classifieds

    I know where he got his Wray price from....https://www.ebay.com/itm/Judson-Supe...-/142895578883
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    Wouldnt an Eaton M45 from a Mini Cooper or Mercedes be a better choice theese days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReidarUF View Post
    Wouldnt an Eaton M45 from a Mini Cooper or Mercedes be a better choice theese days?
    Not Vintage though, if you were looking for a period match......
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    Just machine a period correct looking cover for a modern super charger

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    About as genuinely vintage as an Austin 7 with a Renault engine.....
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    pretty sure brettr used an MB Eaton M45 for his monster - but he's probably changed it twice since then!
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    This is a 1965/66 photo of Wray superchargers , I if any one has a photos of one installed on a R 8 or R 10 that would be great
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    I totally understand these marvelous superchargers in how they were used now. Fantastic Wray SuperChargers. I want one. What a discovery

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    Seems like Alconi used superchargers on at least one Gordini powered R8. It doesent say witch brand though.

    Wray Supercharger-blower.jpg

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    It's so cool seeing supers and turbos sucking petrol into them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    It's so cool seeing supers and turbos sucking petrol into them.
    I could be wrong, but I thought both a supercharger or turbo charger sucked air, not petrol.
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    Ah but not when there is a carb at the front of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    ah but not when there is a carb at the front of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    I could be wrong, but I thought both a supercharger or turbo charger sucked air, not petrol.
    It depends if the fuel delivery device is configured as "blow" though or "suck" through. If using a carby more commonly the latter, because with former the fuel bowl needs to pressurized.

    Both systems are in common use and have their own particular pros and cons.
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    The fuel going through a supercharger can help cool it as it vapourises.

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    Or, its spectacular when it all goes wrong

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKdWEfbmCyU
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Or, its spectacular when it all goes wrong

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKdWEfbmCyU
    Bowie that is a very mild example of a blower explosion - it just seems to fall off. There is footage of a few good ones at your workplace during the drag racing days. One where a blower attempts to launch into orbit, some bits go over the corporate suites and land behind the pits about 300 metres away.

    I recall that Bruce Collier built an R8G with a supercharged motor for the NSW Rallycross series at Catalina, televised by Channel 7. Could have been a 16TS engine but I cant remember now. Someone here would know if it was a Wray supercharger. I do remember however that the naturally aspirated 2.2 Litre VW I was involved with at the time quite convincingly beat the Collier car and the supercharged Torana XU1 driven occasionally by Peter Brock, mostly Colin Bond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Or, its spectacular when it all goes wrong

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKdWEfbmCyU
    A properly sized waste gate will go a long way to preventing such incidents.

    And I doubt the vehicle in the clip is petrol fuelled, so any "backfires" are destined to be spectacular.

    The manner in which the SC parted company with the engine suggests to me there may be mechanical component in the failure, perhaps something seized and the belt dragged the SC off the engine ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bustamif View Post
    Bowie that is a very mild example of a blower explosion - it just seems to fall off. There is footage of a few good ones at your workplace during the drag racing days. One where a blower attempts to launch into orbit, some bits go over the corporate suites and land behind the pits about 300 metres away.

    I recall that Bruce Collier built an R8G with a supercharged motor for the NSW Rallycross series at Catalina, televised by Channel 7. Could have been a 16TS engine but I cant remember now. Someone here would know if it was a Wray supercharger. I do remember however that the naturally aspirated 2.2 Litre VW I was involved with at the time quite convincingly beat the Collier car and the supercharged Torana XU1 driven occasionally by Peter Brock, mostly Colin Bond.
    Careful you talking about VW's outdoing French royalty

    Sadly there isn't any footage floating around the shared drive of anything spectacular.
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    Here is a spotters guide that may help
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