With my E32 nearing completion, I've been thinking about my next project. I miss my E36s, and I miss the boost from my old Leon Cupra R. In an ideal world I would do a 328 TurboTouring, but, as any of you who have explored this option will know, to turbo a RHD E36 is no easy task. Also I've not tried a supercharged car yet, and would like to.
Anyway, I had an idea and I just wanted to run it by you lot. Be handy to see if you think it's a good idea!
Okay, so, M52 with an M90 twin screw blower...
Every time I have seen a supercharged E36, the blower goes on the cold side, and most opt for a centrifugal supercharger:
The Downing Atlanta M42/M44 supercharger kit uses a twin screw Eaton from a Mini Cooper S, again, cold side, under the inlet:
Obviously the boost comes straight out the blower and into the inlet... No biggie.. But say you want an intercooler, with the blower right next to the inlet as per the Downing Atlanta kit, it seems really awkward. You have to run the pipe work down to the intercooler, then back on itself, to end up right next to where it started. I don't know, to me it kind of detracts from having the supercharger right by the inlet if you're then going to run 8ft of pipe work around the front and back on itself.
Anyway I digress..
Picture a 328 head on, Eaton M90 mounted hot side, where the A/C compressor sits, actually I draw a picture.
Okay, so Eaton M90 replaces the AC pump, intercooler up front with nice simple piping, hot air goes in supercharger side, cooled air goes out the inlet side, nice clean piping up to inlet.
For a man who wants about 350bhp, is there any reason this wouldn't be an ideal system?
Also, what custom parts are actually needed for this? A bracket to hold the blower and a pulley for the belt.. I'm either missing something huge or this is by far the easiest way to get a 300-350bhp, boosted, RHD BMW E36.
Am I missing something huge?
Thanks in advance,