Mike Christensen discusses the giant blower on his Camaro

What happens when you put a locomotive supercharger on a first-generation Camaro? Few men would even think of trying it, but we all know that Outlaw 10.5 tire racers are a special breed. Mike Christensen goes into detail in the video below on how he and his father got a hold of this epic blower and how they got the cahoneys to try it out.
Supercharging is a way to make a normal engine vastly more efficient by forcing more air down into the combustion chamber. Supercharging adds an average of 46% more horsepower and 31% more torque, according to HowStuffWorks. We can only imagine what this humungous supercharger is really capable of.
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Mike hasn’t really been able to put the supercharger through its paces, simply because it’s too powerful. He says they tried blipping the throttle once with the blower attached - the car raised an inch in the air and both head gaskets blew!
The origin of the mega-blower is still unknown – Mike and his father found it in a scrapyard and couldn’t resist bolting it to the V8 of the first-generation Camaro they had lying around. This took a special order supercharger belt and custom-made intake manifolds, but for mad mechanics like Mike Christensen and his father, it’s all in a day’s work.
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