Battle of Budget Boost ~ Centrifugal vs Roots

In Tech, Video by fullboost

Boost is good. Forced induction makes huge power, and you want it cheap and easy. This time on Engine Masters presented by AMSOIL, we look at the two most affordable implements of boost from a Paxton Novi 1200 blow-through-carburetor centrifugal supercharger setup ($2,483 at the time this was posted) and a Weiand 174 Powercharger roots blower ($2,794.95). Both of the blowers are tested on a Dart SHP Ford 363ci engine. In the episode, you’ll learn about installation details, problems, hidden prices, and, of course, the shapes of the power curves! Hint: We turn 450 hp into 675 pretty easily.