How To Awesome-Rig A Twin-Turbo Supercharger SetupS

Want to make your friends gag with jealousy and hate you for your backyard engineering skills? Emulate what Kent Hausauer has done with this Chevy 350 — run two turbos to a supercharger intake and get drunk on stupid power.

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Builders like Kent aren't interested in the shiny trophies they award on the main floor of the Detroit Autorama, frankly, we aren't either. The truly awesome stuff happens in the basement. It's where all the grease monkeys and weekend hot-rodders hang out. Their rusty creations might look rough, but more often than not you'll find names like Hilborn and Offenhauser instead of Foose and Troy. There's nothing wrong with the new school of rodding, but you gotta know your roots. No matter how many polished bolt heads a Great Eight contender might have, a properly sorted Lincoln V12 will always carry more weight than any ten part House of Color paint job, at least here on Jalopnik.

And that's kind of the point of Kent's car, he's happy to thumb his nose at convention. The exhaust is a factory header mounted on an adapter plate designed to turn their orientation 180 degrees, it feeds two turbos which produce boost with a 90 degree turn just before they both enter a custom made supercharger intake manifold. Does any of it make sense? Hell no. It's a brilliant wreckage of ingenious bad ideas. Would you believe this thing does actually run? He sold the last car it was in and kept the engine because it's too much of a gem. He's never dyno'd the mill but it doesn't really matter, it's got enough guts to break the tires loose on command so what more could he want? There are only about 20-25 hours in this car right now, but it'll be back next year fully finished and in the basement again, ready to piss people off with it's wanton disregard for flow efficiency. It's stupidly brilliant and we can't help but love every part of it.