Originally Posted by Blown5.0LGT
You mentioned intercooling the K/B, if you have heard of a way that is being done now then I would be interested. However I understand that as the K/B S/C is draw through then the charge air would have to be cooled after the blower body which sits on the lower intake manifold (this would need a custom manifold I think?).
Had a thought about the intercooling comment after I wrote it, then realised basically what you have said... (couldn't be bothered editing it out of my post).
An intercooler can be done, but i dare say it would be expensive... custom manifolds etc as you suggested.
I believe that Peter Star uses a similar setup on LS1 engines and has an intercooler of some description that sits in the valley of the block...??
Other alternative would be to do what some of the 4 banger boys do and fit a 'pre-cooler'... basically cooling ambient air prior to entering the S/C.
How much effect this would have for lowering charge temps on this sort of setup i'm not quite sure.
I have an article somewhere on a test where an aftermarket precooler was fitted to an RS Focus... they achieved drops in intake temp of approx 5 degrees or so. (remembering though that this is a turbo 4 with a traditional intercooler as well, and i believe...must find article to confirm...that Ford fit a precooler as standard, so the gains are over the standard item).
As for battery relocation, the Nizpro kit sounds interesting... must look into that.
My fuel system would need some work if going for 18psi kit and as much power as possible, but ATM it's probably good for 450-500hp.
I have 32lb injectors and adjustable reg. but stock fuel pump.
As far as I know, my block should be fine for 800 or so hp, it's a sportsman block with girdle... internals are not a prob... all forged goodies.
Heads are the most restrictive point in my setup ATM, so I guess AFR's or Roush heads would be in order.
ebxr8240/ EB 5.6 - Do dart blocks require machining after purchase (as FMS A4 blocks) If so, if power is to be no more than about 800hp the sportsman block with good quality girdle is a much cheaper option. (my understanding, please correct and explain if wrong)