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Re: finished reproducing some Paxton gauges
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2018, 10:53:00 AM »
   Phil,
      The most "I" ever made was 13 psi back in the '70's. I had all kinds of problems keeping the drive elements from failing. A bunch of extra heat was generated and I was cooking the oil which led to ball bearing failure until I went to B&M trick shift and added and a "snake oil" called Alaskan brand engine oil coolant. The double spring pressure plate helped to make the boost along with a special impeller and small blower pulley. That combination was able to "live" for about 6 months of weekly drag racing and very limited street use. Not worth the effort these days. Despite the suggestions of Vince granetelli to go to a "direct oiling" ( engine oil pressure fed) I stuck to the standard self contained ATF oiling.
   Randy
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