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Twin Paxton Superchargers? ..... Update with completed motor.

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Twin Paxton Superchargers? ..... Update with completed motor.
Posted by scalepeter on Thursday, May 29, 2008 6:44 AM

This may seem a silly question but has anyone ever built an engine using two paxton superchagers from the 1957 ford hard top amt kit.  Have seen real cars with twin superchargers but not real sure about these.  Got an idea in the pipeline but not real sure if it would be a possible.  Any thoughts would be a great help.

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Posted by davezinn on Saturday, May 31, 2008 11:35 AM

i think the old AMT Studebaker Avanti kit had twin Paxton superchargers as an option. i'm sure someone has done it before, it's just hard to find who sometimes. Scale Auto in the 80's had alot of cool and interesting builds.

Dave 

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Posted by scalepeter on Saturday, May 31, 2008 11:50 AM

Just did a little research on the net and found a video on u-tube of a studebaker with twin paxton superchargers.  Had two superchargers from the 57 hard top kit and did a little scratch buliding and worked out ok.  Evon used the idea from scale auto Feb 2006 to make the belt joining them and then used a guitar string head for the bottom pully. Now i just have to finsih the rest of the car.

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Posted by Mkowa PhD on Saturday, May 31, 2008 11:27 PM

Davezinn: Those were GMC type superchargers, not the round side mount Paxtons with the carb inside the airbox.

-Mike

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Posted by Crazy Ed on Sunday, June 01, 2008 2:53 PM
Mike Dave is Correct. The '63/4 Avanti comes with 2 Paxton's. The '53 Starliner is the one that came with a Pair of GM Roots style Blowers. Crazy ed
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Posted by Mkowa PhD on Sunday, June 01, 2008 3:25 PM

Oops-sorry Davezinn. I guess all I read was Studebaker!

-Mike

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 01, 2008 3:36 PM

Yeah it's been done,but it's not easy.

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Posted by scalepeter on Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:49 AM

Well here is the end result.  May not be totally scale correct but i"m happy.  This is going in a zombie apocalypse themed car..  Will post it in it's own post soon but thought i would show the end result after all this time.  Made the belt from masking tape and i think the air filters used came from amt 36 ford kit.  Thanks for looking.  Comments welcome.  

Here with the car it's going into.

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Posted by litespeedsae on Thursday, June 23, 2016 9:19 AM

Cool!  Alien bait for sure.Must have Rob Zombie on the car radio at top volume.

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Posted by Jantrix on Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:36 PM
I dig it. A twin Paxton project has been on my bucket list for a while.

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Posted by scalepeter on Friday, June 24, 2016 5:42 AM

Thanks guys.  Rob zombie would be perfect driving music.

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Posted by gulftarpon on Saturday, June 25, 2016 7:49 PM

I can't seem to post here, but Shelby made to 427 CObras with twin Paxtons. Google Image Shelby twin Paxton or Super Snake and a lot of pictures are available.

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Posted by jbwelda on Sunday, June 26, 2016 11:51 PM

Were the twin superchargers of similar design from the Surf Woody also Paxton? I believe they are called McCulloch and maybe they made a similar design? Sure look similar but oriented differently. If so, I am building an engine with the setup right now.

 

Couldn't find a decent close up of the engine itself on a quick search but I think you guys know what setup I mean.

Ah here is a little better one:

 

jb

 

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Posted by oldnslow on Tuesday, July 05, 2016 7:08 AM

The right unit needs to be turned so that the outlet is facing up, the way it is now, the right one will suck air out of the engine.

in the pic, you can see the unit has been turned around.

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Posted by jbwelda on Tuesday, July 05, 2016 6:04 PM

Hows it going to suck air out of the engine? isnt the intake on the rear center of the unit, and that is passing through those big air filters on each side? So how would how the unit is oriented regarding the outlet to the carbs affect where air is taken from? Maybe I just don't understand how these things work but I kinda think I do after studying the ones from the Surf Woody and literature online.

Anyway, educate me please if I am incorrect.

And by "right unit" you actually mean the unit on the LEFT side of the engine, correct?

thanks

Edit: oh wait do you mean the unit has to be REVERSED so then just by coincidence the outlet is pointing another way...but the real problem is the air flow is reversed on one if both superchargers are facing the same way?

 

jb

 

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Posted by jbwelda on Tuesday, July 05, 2016 6:12 PM

Hmmm after looking at how the model engine is set up i do think i am beginning to see what you mean...those things must have some sort of paddles or vanes inside them and they force the air in the direction of spin, and the one on the left side of his engine would then be scavenging air from inside the engine because the internal spin would be pulling instead of pushing on the carb intake. Probably wouldnt even start like that. On the right track now?

jb

 

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Posted by oldnslow on Wednesday, July 06, 2016 4:19 AM

yep

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Posted by DARKRAPID on Monday, July 11, 2016 1:16 AM

jbwelda

Were the twin superchargers of similar design from the Surf Woody also Paxton? I believe they are called McCulloch and maybe they made a similar design? Sure look similar but oriented differently. If so, I am building an engine with the setup right now.

 

Couldn't find a decent close up of the engine itself on a quick search but I think you guys know what setup I mean.

Ah here is a little better one:

 

jb

 

 

Thanks, I need to get that set up for my 427 Cobra Super Snake project!

 

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Current projects: 69 Charger 500 Revell, 69 Grand Prix MPC, 60 Impala, 66 GT40, 70 AMX, 69 Camaro Pace Car.

 

 

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