Ok so i talked to several guys on another thread about this and I got some really good feedback and some good suggestions. But I wanted to pose the question here to maybe get some different opinions. Is it practical or at all smart to put a stock SC supercharger on an N/A 3.8L engine (I have a 94 TBird LX)?
doubt it because the sc engine was made to handle that power the charger makes and a na 3.8 would go boom from what i understand. basically go forged internals if your going to supercharge anything na or...very low boost which could still be harmful to your engine.
There are currently 2 mustangs running the supercoupe setup on stock N/A short block. One blew a headgasket (to be expected on a 120,000 mile engine that you strap an Eaton onto) and the other has driven his 20,000+ miles already with no ill effects (with a GOOD dynotune)
1996 Thunderbird LX 3.8L
-Vortech V1 S-trim [email protected], aftercooled-
-Built 4R70W W/3200rpm PI
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC
-stock, stock, big dent, and more stock-
As long as you dont spin the blower too fast, you'll be fine. Stick with a stock late model M90 pulley and a good tune. Once you start modding things and over-driving the blower, you are in for some trouble. Might be better to find a stock SC bottom end to put in at the same time.