It’s been a busy year for TorqStorm, their 2017 inquiries for superchargers had tripled from the previous year. Established in 2009 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, TorqStorm’s centrifugal supercharger had the advantage of being the product of two accomplished tool and die makers, Chris Brooker and Scott Oshinski, the company’s co-owners and operators.
Most notably among the firm’s recent announcements is a new supercharger kit for Chrysler’s Slant Six. Produced from 1959 to 2000, sources familiar with Slant Six engine production believe thirteen million of these power units were produced worldwide.
A prototype of the Slant Six supercharger kit was publicly revealed last August at the Mopar Nationals held at Columbus, Ohio. Now available, here are details of the new production unit.
When TorqStorm’s supercharger exerts itself, expect a boost range that extends from 1,800 to 6,500rpm, thanks to the design of the compressor wheel.
Yet, to the majority of Slant Six owners, slightly less gusto—5,000 to 5,500rpm—is probably all that’s required. But in horsepower increases they seek an additional 100 to 150hp, which is around an 85 percent gain over the stock engine’s power output, and easily within the scope of this new supercharger kit.
The kit comes with a robust billet aluminum gear box housing and cover. Within the casing, straight-cut tool steel gears are lubricated by an independent oiling system, and a stout three-quarter-inch thick mounting bracket secures the gear box and compressor assembly to the engine.
TorqStorm’s newly designed blow-through carburetor hat is also included as well as an automatic belt tensioner, an 8in diameter crankshaft pulley, a 52mm vacuum-controlled blow-off valve, and related plumbing and mounting hardware.
Conveniently, the V-band clamp on the compressor cover allows the supercharger outlet port to be rotated for easy routing of boosted air to the hat or intercooler.
Visually compact and well-proportioned, the system works with the regular intake manifold and exhaust or header upgrades. Further, the kit accommodates the original style water pump and alternator and is covered by the manufacturer’s familiar limited life-time warranty.
Even more agreeably, prices for this new TorqStorm supercharger kit remain unchanged, with units starting at $2,800.
For more information contact:
3001 Madison SE, Wyoming, Michigan 49548
Telephone (616) 706-5580 or visit www.TorqStorm.com or e-mail the knowledgeable Chris Beardsley at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to relocate the battery on a 1970 Dart?
I have recently brought a Slant Six, and I’m excited to rebuild the engine. How much for your complete supercharger kit and shipped to Australia?
Can you email me at email@example.com with your address to enable me to provide you some shipping options? Thank you.
To make it sufficiently robust, how can I prepare my Slant Six for your product? Jeff Hirasawa
Our basic build would adopt at least a 2bbl intake, a capable blow-through carburetor, a free-flowing exhaust, an electric fuel pump, a boost-referenced fuel pressure regulator and an adequate ignition system. Beyond these items, headers and a 4bbl intake together with a specific camshaft will contribute more power. You can email me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can discuss the plans for your Slant Six project.
We have not seen any interference with our Slant 6 TorqStorm supercharger kit and the battery in a vehicle like yours. If you email me at email@example.com I can send you the dimensions of the unit mounted on the engine. Thanks for inquiring about our products.
4bl or 2bl carb set up?
Hello Dean: We include a carb hat that fits the std 4bbl air horn diameter. This carb hat would also fit certain 2bbl carburetor air horns. However, universal carb hats are available that allow you to funnel air through whatever carb type you wish. To serve supercharged applications, keep in mind the carburetor needs modifications that promote blowing air through it. Carburetor shop experts favor the 4150-style mechanical secondary blow-through units, which omit the choke mechanism.