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MustangJake88
09-16-2009, 09:00 PM
I just bought an extra blower top for ten bucks. The previous owner ported it out a little and eliminated the three fins inside the top. Will this make ANY power difference if I install it? I heard the fins create a little bit of a restriction.

kenewagner
09-16-2009, 10:28 PM
I just bought an extra blower top for ten bucks. The previous owner ported it out a little and eliminated the three fins inside the top. Will this make ANY power difference if I install it? I heard the fins create a little bit of a restriction.

Actually the fins help straighten and guide the air stream. They are not a restriction. Ford does do some homework when engineering parts

Ken

thunderkid84
09-16-2009, 10:28 PM
No. U won't see any performance from it. I believe they're there to direct flow. Either way, they're there for a reason.

Where did u read they were a restriction ?

slowpoke
09-16-2009, 11:12 PM
Actually the fins help straighten and guide the air stream. They are not a restriction. Ford does do some homework when engineering parts

Ken

they are a restriction for the benefit of directing air flow. so yes in this matter ford did something right. its good thinking trying to get less in the way of air flow but in this case they do serve a small purpose. only reason i could think that they would have done that is if they had like 20+ od in such case they should have spread the butt cheeks a lil and just get the raised top for these super chargers.

MustangJake88
09-17-2009, 12:39 AM
Ah thanks guys. I didn't read anywhere that they were a restriction. Just heard from another fellow Super Couper. Thought maybe I would throw it on since I don't have the money for a raised top. It's not going on now! lol

Mike8675309
09-17-2009, 03:23 PM
Ah thanks guys. I didn't read anywhere that they were a restriction. Just heard from another fellow Super Couper. Thought maybe I would throw it on since I don't have the money for a raised top. It's not going on now! lol

The real performance value of a raised top is questionable for most SC cars. This was discussed in this thread:
http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106779&highlight=raised+top

thunderkid84
09-17-2009, 04:18 PM
i see no use for one. i think they're almost worthless.

nickleman60
09-17-2009, 04:51 PM
i see no use for one. i think they're almost worthless.

They sure look good...............:p

thunderkid84
09-17-2009, 05:30 PM
yea, whenever i show someone my motor, they always point out the "huge" supercharger top. i say, "yea it looks nice but it doesnt do a damn thing!".

nickleman60
09-17-2009, 05:48 PM
yea, whenever i show someone my motor, they always point out the "huge" supercharger top. i say, "yea it looks nice but it doesnt do a damn thing!".

I guess since I'm above the 300 rwhp mark mine does.....................:D

MustangJake88
09-17-2009, 06:47 PM
The real performance value of a raised top is questionable for most SC cars. This was discussed in this thread:
http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106779&highlight=raised+top
Believe me I know about the raised top. I am on a tight budget and that is something I definitely can't afford right now :(

slowpoke
09-18-2009, 12:09 AM
yea, whenever i show someone my motor, they always point out the "huge" supercharger top. i say, "yea it looks nice but it doesnt do a damn thing!".

its proven they do something. they line some fat cats pockets due to the fact they are way over priced imo.