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    supercharging a Fuego

    Has anybody actually ever done this
    it would be interesting to supercharg a 2litre
    maybe a rebuilt turbo motor
    any ideas spanner
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    roadie:
    Has anybody actually ever done this
    it would be interesting to supercharg a 2litre
    maybe a rebuilt turbo motor
    any ideas spanner
    dance
    An excellent idea.

    You can pick up a used supercharger from a Jap import for around $300 from an importer of half-cuts. I'd be bolting one on and seeing how it went. I think the only major concern is that you make sure the fuel mixture is not too lean. You can burn some pistons if you are not careful. Fuegos have carburetors, if I recall, so you could easily drill out the jets to make sure your mixture is a little richer.

    You should get an easy 30% improvement in power by supercharging it. It is what a Fuego always needed. Of course, if it works well you could then throw away the Fuego and wrap a Peugeot around the motor.

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    I know that the Toyota Superchargers are great and alot of ppl use them on other cars.

    But yeah you can pic up Jap Superchargers for like $300-500. Just make sure you tune your car for Forced Induction and change thefuel maps and timingto suit
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    great
    something to think about
    when I get some money in summer head_ban head_ban

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    Hey,
    you could try using the turbo motor and bolt ont he supercharger- the carb is ready for it, as is the compression ratio of the motor, rising rate fuel pressure regulator, electric fuel pump etc etc. I guess the only problem is you guys got stuff all of them (fuego turbos) over there huh?

    Or are you only wanting to turbo the 2litre anyhow- they are quite differnt motors, turbo fuego motor is fairly gutless then things start happening in a hurry once boost arrives, the good thing about a supercharger huh?!

    A 2litre supercharged motor would be interesting though..

    Cheers Ben

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    I just like superchargers
    Ive seen superchargers that can be torned on & off on a switch. Good for around the city.But expensive. Are the turbos basically the same as non turbo.

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    The turbo motors are 1565cc and about 8.6:1 comp ratio the 2 litres are about 9.25:1 aren't they? The 2 litre is generally a very understressed motor so may be a lower comp than that though-I'd have to check the haynes manual to find out.

    Turbo motors also have knock sensors, variable fuel pressure regulators, and automatic boost sensing ignition retard..

    Not sure if the turbo motors have things like oil squirters on the piston skirts etc which some factory turbos do have, and it is worthwhile difference so I am told.

    Cheers Ben

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    How well would a fuego gearbox handle another 30% power though?, especially a 20yr old box in (likely) "average" condition......

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    So in the end
    Unless i`m going to rebuild the whole drive train to suit,its going to be a waste of money.
    I think i`ll just my A/C of
    thank to all

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    I think supercharging the fuego would be awesome!!

    seriously considering doing it with the spare fuego motor I have (after its rebuilt)
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    Is it really that easy as bolting one on? What about the R25 with ULP and knock sensor? Should be even easier?

    May be better than a Turbo with all the mods that are needed?

    Do tell?

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    LukeCass:
    Is it really that easy as bolting one on? What about the R25 with ULP and knock sensor? Should be even easier?

    May be better than a Turbo with all the mods that are needed?

    Do tell?

    Cheers

    Luke
    No, nothing is ever as easy as anybody ever tells you. Well, that's my experience, anyway.

    You will definitely need to work out how to ensure a richer fuel/air misture, you will need to find a way to drive it off your crankshaft - adding another pulley etc., you will need to sort out an air cleaner, and you may need to add some cooling ability - larger radiator perhaps. You will obviously have to find a way to mount the unit itself, and so that it is adjustable to keep the belt tight. And you will need to plumb the outlet into your manifold or throttle body somehow. And if you buy one of these Jap ones, they are controlled by an electric clutch, so you'll need to wire that up.

    And yes, way easier than adding a turbo.

    And, better than a turbo, they add power and torque all the way from low revs right up to the top. Superchargers are simply great, which is why they are now reappearing on all manner of new cars.

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    Hi John

    Thankyou for the info, that was very informative. Superchargers are definately the way to go.

    Thanks again

    Luke
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    Probably not much help but there is a guy in Perth who has supercharged a Fuego! I saw the car & met the guy about a month ago at my mechanics "Euromotives" when I had my citroen_ Xsara in 4 a service, if I find out any mor info I will get back to you! I believe he is planning on selling it soon for about $9K. cheers!
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    Did you say $9K ?!!!!!

    did he gold plate the the donk ?

    Even though the things blown, thats allot of moneys.
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