How to add a used intercooler to a pre-owned turbo or supercharger

By Carl Heideman
Dec 9, 2023 | Mazda | Posted in Shop Work , Features | From the May 2018 issue | Never miss an article

Photography by Carl Heideman

[Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of Grassroots Motorsports.]

Remember that salvage yard supercharger build that we chronicled in the February issue? Using pre-owned parts, we boosted a 1992 Mazda Miata from 98 horsepower at the wheels to 153. Total cost for the entire endeavor: less than $200.

The project exceeded our power wishes and met …

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frenchyd UltraDork
2/5/19 3:59 p.m.

Another way to go to cool the charge would be to use alcohol rich fuel like E85.  

It would be wonderful if you could do a pull using the intercooler and then one using E85 without the intercooler. Finally one last pull using the intercooler with E85. 

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