I'll just come out with it. I'm thinking of putting some pressure into the air charge of the AC1 Lister Petter, a little more low end and slightly less smoke would be nice. Engine torque response would be greatly improved as well. Forced induction is not as critical of a modification on a diesel engine vs. its gasoline counterpart.
Little tiny turbos are tough to find and need an oil supply. So, I'm thinking of running a GM smog pump with a belt drive, or an old VW smog pump, and going for 5 psi boost initially. Some of the later 80's GM vehicles had a nice seperate air filter for the air pump intake air as well. Rather than the pumps which had an air filter mounted behind the pulley.
I would like to find a VW smog pump used on older VW/Porsche US models. They are essentially a very small roots supercharger with 2 lobe rotors. If some member could help me acquire one of these it would be appreciated. Older foreign cars are not common in salvage yards in my area.
It will be like a miniature Oliver GM diesel tractor with the blower visible on the right side of the engine.
Edited by MF10 DIESEL, April 06, 2013 - 01:40 AM.