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3.8 Thunderbird SC supercharger.

I found a supercharger from the Thunderbird SC and I can pick it up really cheap now I'm not sure what year the SC was that it was for what I do know is that its new and from a 3.8 What I need to know is has any one heard of an Intake Manifold that I can use to bolt it to my motor or if any one knows just how hard it would be to have one made? I have a 99 with the 4.0 ohv and I cant find a company who makes a Intake Manifold that can be used for a supercharger so any and all help would be great.
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I am guessing here but I would think it would be cost prohibitive to attempt having a machine shop make an adapter plate but if you were a good machinist and had a chunk on thick aluminum you might be able to do it...

Ask around about cost to make it from local shops and all of the additionalart needed to install, then compare to a complete 4.0 SC kit cost.
There is more to making it work than just bolting it on.
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The Thunderbird SC need to be flipped up side down in order blow into the engine instead of up into the inter cooler.

With the OHV you can use a box steal to create an upper intake kinda like this.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forced-induction-n20-tech-35/m90-supercharger-4-0-ohv-98746/
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Thanks Blhde thats what I was looking for. I no there is more to supercharging a motor than just bolting it on. Im new to the Ford Ranger but have bult Honda B series motors that could handle more than 15 pounds from the turbine. I was looking for more of a idea of what direction I should head, I always make a plan on how I wanna do something. As far as a kit the only one I can find is 4,000 and thats not worth it at all.
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