THE SLEEPER IS­SUE: SU­PER CHARG­ING

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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!

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