THE SLEEPER ISSUE: SUPER CHARGING
The Eaton M62 supercharger fitted toTony’s Escort was lifted out of a Mercedes-Benz SLK230. Perhaps surprisingly, the ST engine is more than capable of handling the blower’s delivery of extra power without the need for forged pistons and con-rods, although a small alternator and a modified supercharger inlet have been introduced to the proceedings in order to clear neighbouring engine components and pipework. “I wanted to generate big bhp without following the usual route of turbocharging,” remarksTony when asked about his decision to switch to a forced induction application. Job done!