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Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Austin, TX
My Ride: 84 Dodge Rampage
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Re: what is needed to supercharge?
Hey, it's your baby, plot your own course and sail it through to the end. The real reason I have a supercharger it that it was already installed when I bought the Rampage. I'm a contrarian by my nature. Where most people zig, I zag. The Rampage was only produced for three years, the Scamp only one. It's stands as the only vehicle that Chrysler made to compete with the likes of an El Camino, Ranchero, Brat, and Rabbit truck.I fell in love with my Rampage not only for that it's so unique, but this a nostalgia kick for me. Wished I had a supercharger on my 70 GTO when I was a teenager. Come to think of it, I probably wouldn't be here if I did. I'm turning mine into a street fighter and eventually a decent show car. So I can understand where you're coming from. I was really, really lucky to have found it the way it was. This ain't no sleeper, baby!
Take some time and meditate, ruminate or just dreaming of what you want your car to become, before you do anything else to it. Projects that get derailed and change course often lead to wasted time and money. An old business saying is "Plan your work, then work your plan".
Just know that you are not alone. This is hands down the BEST forum for our period cars. This isn't a turbo only club. There are several here that like keeping theirs stock or slightly modified. 83scamp is a Master Jedi here, and this Padawan is very grateful for all the tips and advice that has helped me come a long way in short order from when I joined almost a year ago. Anyone managing two complex restorations in parallel must be strong with the force. Just start reading some of the stickys and run some simple searches, you can find someone here that has done it before and shared their experience.
I wish you all the best with your car and restoration project.