Started work on turning the supercharger 180 degrees today. The idea for turning the supercharger around is so that the throttle body is facing the front of the car and allowing for a more practical placement of the air cleaner. It will also allow the heater hose and thermostat to be on the front of the engine.
The lower intake manifold is also flipped so I will need to make a couple modifications to make it fit. I first needed to modify the lower intake manifold so that it would clear the water pump. The area was milled open was filled with 1/4” aluminum plate.
You can see the welded plate just above the water pump
This is the rear of the motor showing the gears for the Gen V supercharger. The motor originally came with a gen 3 supercharger but in order to turn the supercharger around I would need to change the direction of the rotors. Unlike the Gen 3 the Gen V supercharger bolt pattern is symmetrical and I was able to flip the rotors over and thus moving the drive pins over from the right to the left hand side. I will be making a jack shaft to connect to the front of the engine.