supercharger reliability?

Discussion in '1952 Nash-Healey Roadster' started by DIUS, Nov 29, 2002.

  1. how reliable would a supercharger be in the 1950's?
     
  2. Re: supercharger reliability?

    I'd geuss good
    it's not running many rpms
    or much boost
    and gas was getting good then
     
  3. Re: supercharger reliability?

    the supercharger reliability is good, it is not being pushed very hard.
     
  4. Overheating and/or vapor locking were problems associated with supercharged road cars in the 1950s. After coolers were a luxury on a lot of supercharged cars and intercoolers were not that common as well. They were out there, but a lot of 1950s supercharged cars didn't have them. Intercooler and after cooler kits were offered for many cars, but they were hard to install and often required many frustrating weekends of wrench time.
     

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