The supercharger and turbocharger in their various forms and applications have both been around for well over a century. What makes them so popular? Looks, power, performance, sound, and status. And how do they relate to, and improve upon, the performance level of a small-block Ford pushrod V-8 engine like a 289-302, a 351-Windsor, a Ford 351-Cleveland, or even the latest generation 4.6L/5.4L modular small-block V-8 engines? That's EXACTLY what this book is all about!
While Ford dabbled in supercharging and turbocharging on production cars all the way back in 1957 with the legendary Thunderbird, and then again with Shelbys and over-the-counter kits, and then again in the late '70s and early '80s with turbocharging 4- cylinder applications in Mustangs and SHOs, the real revolution in supercharging and turbocharging Ford products has come through the aftermarket in more recent times. The Fox Mustang, created in 1979, and the platform that would eventually feature fuel injection in 1986, allowing much more boost, created a genre of lightning-quick and affordable performance cars.
Featuring legendary supercharger and turbocharger manufacturers like Paxton, Vortech, Pro-Charger, Garret-AirResearch and Power Dyne, as well as traditional Roots-style systems, this book covers everything you need to know about supercharging and turbocharging your small-block Ford. The photos in this edition are black and white.
This book covers the basics, then goes right into great detail looking at the different types of turbos and superchargers available for Fords. How to Build Supercharged & Turbocharged Small-Block Fords is an easy, detailed read. -Linechaser, February 2006
Veteran automotive journalist, Bob McClurg grew up in 1950s southern California, where he was surrounded (and heavily influenced) by early hot rod culture. In 1964, Bob shot his first drag race at Lions Associated Drag Strip, and a four-plus-decade career in racing photography was launched. Bob's photos have been published in all the major drag racing publications, as well as numerous previous published CarTech titles.