Supercharged Camira..

Craig and Adam\’s attempt at adding an SC12 to a JE Camira wagon

Archive for February, 2007

Need to enlarge your penis?

Posted by superchargedcamira on February 18, 2007

Try our new super fantastic airbox with cold air induction tube.. no woman will be able to resist. No nasal sprays, tablets or formulated drinks required.. just attach to crotch and reap the benefits.

Warning: You may require bigger pants.

Product Demonstration


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Designs and Permutations

Posted by superchargedcamira on February 18, 2007

Had the day off a couple of weeks ago and used the time wisely to go see a Toyota/Subaru guru we know by the name of Tony Flood. The mission, to find out what all the little bits and pieces on the supercharger are.. well mainly the three little outlet pipes that we couldnt identify. Apparently they are designed to minimise the pressure difference between the vane end seals and the outside air. We found out that we were missing an electronic valve which controls the venting of these vanes. We have however, found a few people on the net who have just joined the vents without having the valve with no problems. After great difficulty trying to source this part, we may also end up taking this approach.

During our research we came across this document which describes in fairly good detail how the 4agze supercharger system works.. well worth a read.

Tony also explained how everything needs to be connected up, which was very helpful because our thoughts were wrong about a couple of things. The intake system needs to be configured as follows:

Air Filter -> Throttle Body -> Supercharger Intake -> Supercharger Outlet (with bypass valve back to intake for idle operation) -> Intercooler -> Intake Manifold.

This also meant we discovered another problem we would have to overcome. The throttle body is currently bolted directly to the intake manifold, so we have to relocate it accordingly.

 So todays job was to try and figure out how and where to position everything to achieve the required configuration. In doing this we found that we are definately going to have to get a shorter radiator, as the current one blocks the supercharger intake and our proposed intercooler piping path. The attached pictures show the original location of the throttle body, our proposed new location, and the superchargers location.

Throttle Body (Original Location) Throttle Body (Proposed new location) Front view of Supercharger location Crank Pulley and Supercharger Supercharger Mounting Bracket closeup

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Funny sticker..

Posted by superchargedcamira on February 13, 2007

I was perusing e-Bay for any cheap Camira parts & accessories and came across this sticker. Had to share it with everyone! I was really tempted but somehow I dont think the $6 price tag is worth it.. haha. I also came across a 2nd hand boxed set of Camira playing cards! haha, they were $30 though.


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Welding and grinding antics..

Posted by superchargedcamira on February 5, 2007

On Saturday morning we decided to make a cardboard cut out of the intercooler and have a look where we should position it. We are either looking at front mounting or the unorthodox position of where the factory airbox is! Even though it seems a strange place, its actually a perfect fit and we have butchered a hole there for fresh air to come in anyway. I guess we will decide at a later date.

After playing around with the intercooler positioning for a while, we decided to head on over to Craig’s dads house to start looking for some scrap metal to make a mounting bracket for the s/c. Craig’s old man did not disappoint producing some random scrap well up to the task. After a bit of liftin’ and a bit of shiftin’, bit a weldin’ and a bit of grindin’ we’d made our “franken-mount!” What we are trying to achieve is some sort of rail system where we can move the s/c a decent amount back and forward for positioning. At the moment we have just made the block mount and the small swivel bracket that sits on the s/c. This will connect to its own rails that will slide up and down the main bracket. We will drill holes in the L-brackets to secure the position.. anyway, you will see how it will work in the next installment as my explanation skills aren’t as good as my rambling skills!

block mount S/C with mount Close up

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