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flathead supercharger

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could a Latham (AMT '25 T double kit) supercharger be fitted to a ford flathead? (in the real world) what would the manifold look like?

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This is what you need on a flathead. A Frenzel supercharger...

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The Best Flathead Supercharger was and is the Scot:

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Replicas and Miniatures Co of Maryland makes a very good resin cast Scot Blower!

CHEERS!

Tom

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Here's one of my favorites,

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And the Model A it's attached to,

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Beautiful!

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Beautiful!

It looks like it would be a fun cruiser in fair weather.....wouldn't want to try and run those DOT slicks in the rain though :o

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I have seen Latham blowers on Flatheads, but I've never really looked at the manifolds to see what they looked like. I will say that Ardun heads look really great with the Latham blower on a Flattie!

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The Pancake Blowers look cool but they never really worked very well. Here is The Icon of Traditional Blown Flathead Hot Rods:

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CHEERS!

Tom

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Check out post #53.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=354057&showall=1

It looks like one is a single-carb manifold with an adapter to have the Latham blow into it. Not sure about the other. Register and ask your question. Friendly folks there. Just don't bring up anything made after 1964. Or EFI. And WHATEVER YOU DO...don't bring up rat rods.

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And WHATEVER YOU DO...don't bring up rat rods.

Rat Rods?.... My jury's still out about rat rods.. The first one I saw I thought 'YUCK.. Someones idea of a rod?.. Looks like a POS to me'... BUT I will admit, the more I see the more I'm coming to grips with this type of visual reaming... Know what I mean?

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thanks for the input & links.

this unit also looks like it would be fun. going out on a limb here, but does anyone make this in resin?

thanks again

This is what you need on a flathead. A Frenzel supercharger...

frenzelsupercharger_flatheadford.jpg

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Rat Rods?.... My jury's still out about rat rods.. The first one I saw I thought 'YUCK.. Someones idea of a rod?.. Looks like a POS to me'... BUT I will admit, the more I see the more I'm coming to grips with this type of visual reaming... Know what I mean?

Rat rods are not welcome at the link I provided.

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this unit also looks like it would be fun. going out on a limb here, but does anyone make this in resin?

I would also love to find this in resin, however I don't figure this would be too hard to scratchbuild either. You could probably find a button at a fabric store to start with for that round impeller housing.

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the parts box makes it. www.thepartsbox.com

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Superchargers that work on flathead Ford V8's need to be on the mild side: Centrifugal units, such as the Frenzel, or turbine units like the Latham,, even the relatively mild positive displacement "Rootes Type" such as the S.C.O.T unit worked. However, the best known blowers in the hot rodding crowd, the GMC blowers, were built for supercharging 71-series Detroit Diesels ("71" meant 71cid per cylinder, and the blowers were meant to scavenge exhaust gasses from those engines, which were 2-cycle motors) and generally are far too potent for a flathead Ford.

Flathead Ford V8's come out of the 1930's. and during those years, the occasional supercharger that was used in automotive applications was a centrifugal unit--think Duesenberg, Cord, Auburn, Graham Paige here. Positive displacement blowers such as the principle in the Jimmy blower, were confined largely to European engines, where their use was intermittent at best (Bugatti, BMW, Mercedes Benz) where if they were engaged 100% of the time, they'd simply destroy the engine they were mounted on.

Art

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the parts box makes it. www.thepartsbox.com

Thanks; and for posting the picture of the kit. i've ordered from them before and been extremely happy with service & product

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Superchargers that work on flathead Ford V8's need to be on the mild side: Centrifugal units, such as the Frenzel, or turbine units like the Latham,, even the relatively mild positive displacement "Rootes Type" such as the S.C.O.T unit worked. ....

so for modeling purposes, i am going to conclude the latham blower is at lease plausible. not sure i'll tack on the thickson air cleaners, though.

thanks all

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Let's stick a real blower on that sucker !

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I dont see why not!

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http://www.uncommonengineering.com/

Check these out, and in a Hudson too.

There was some pretty cool stuff there!

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.....this unit also looks like it would be fun. going out on a limb here, but does anyone make this in resin? .....

Didn't even know these existed until my pal Steve Catron in Santa Fe told me about them, and that there was someone on ebay selling 3D printed ones. Found the listing here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Frenzel-supercharger-1-25th-scale-for-Ford-flathead-models-high-resolution-3d-/202056240001

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Didn't even know these existed until my pal Steve Catron in Santa Fe told me about them, and that there was someone on ebay selling 3D printed ones. Found the listing here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Frenzel-supercharger-1-25th-scale-for-Ford-flathead-models-high-resolution-3d-/2020562400

That Frenzel unit is cool. Wis that was avaialable when I built this one. Made my own on the same principal out of my parts box...

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As for the original posters question, here's my take on a Latham on a flathead...

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