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Supercharging the 1.8L and 2012 Cruze LS restoration

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So welcome to my build log, this is sort of a build log slash restoration log, I'll make a list of things I want to do and things I've done. My goal is to restore this car as I can with better upgraded parts and eventually install a supercharger. I'm open to any and every comment or suggestions! I also want to thank all my sponsors, I really appreciate the support!

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A 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS with
2002 Mercedes C230 Kompressor supercharger

2006 Mini Cooper S bypass valve
2003-2009 Nissan 350Z CF intake vent
2019-2021 Mazda 6 front lip

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General things done
General things done that have been replaced or removed
Things to do
  • Bedline most of the underside of the car to prevent further rust (steel brush, rust inhibitor, then undercoat)
  • Install dual 3.5" double wall exhaust tips
  • Aluminium braze portions of the charge pipes together (budget TIG welding anyone?)
  • Install Boost Gauge (2nd post)
  • Install AFR Gauge
  • Design and make SC mounting bracket
  • Design and make SC in/out ports plate (Part 1)
  • Design and make bracket for extra pulley
  • Cut out new gasket for the SC in/out port plate
  • Repair drivers side rocker panel (Post 2) (Post 3) (Post 4)
  • Repair rust above rear wheel well where the rear bumper mounts
  • Change transmission oil with the good AMSOIL stuff
  • Fix defrost
  • Change engine oil
  • Check toe alignment
  • Check headlight alignment
  • Check for exhaust leaks
Things I'd like to do
  • Light tint on rear windows
  • Swap to LEDs (everything but headlights)
  • Coolant flush
Supercharger specific things to-do list | Excel log : Supercharged Cruze
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The clutched variation ?? or is this a standard pully ???
not too wise ..mounted to the chassis while the motor moves ?? Looks like he's going similair route to what we did with my buds del sol though we were using the 63 case I think it was .. definately going to be a fun build to watch
We used the mercedes charger but the variation was clutched. We had it on several different honda motors back in 2000 ish lol .. It couldn t keep up with the 18 GSR motor at the upper rpms.. but your not spinning your motor up to almost 8500

Old Video my bud did after we had initially figured it all out . again 20 years ago lol so forgive the grphics. You have the right plan in my opinion if your putting it where the ac comp was easiest location to work at .

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Lookin forward to seeing your build progress..
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So after drilling and Dremel work, I was able to remove the flange portion of the casted portion of the tubing from the Mercedes.

Now I need to make both sides flat, then make a plate to go over it to then braze that and two ends up bead rolled 2.5" tubing for it to be usable!

I also started cutting the gasket for this yesterday in a Fel-Pro sheet.
So I'm curious as to why you didn't use the already formed pieces from the charger intake and out let and adapt from there ?? Lesson learned when we did the Del Sol years ago. that housing was cast for better flow to and from the charger. if you go to a flat square to a straight 2.5 pipe your killing yourself on flow. I am glad to see your still coming along with this and hope to see it happen one day.
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