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    Out of curiosity, is anybody still doing this work? Or could this be a DIY job?

    If I do get a v8 zt I would love to have a kenne bell fitted at some point.

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    The key is getting the mapping right, especially preventing it going lean.

    many might say they can do it properly. There's only 1 maybe 2 that could really be trusted IMHO, and one of those don't do it anymore sadly.
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    Can it not just be mapped by a mustang specialist? Or does it run a MGR ecu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    Can it not just be mapped by a mustang specialist? Or does it run a MGR ecu?
    I believe many many many hours were invested getting the Dreadnought map right. I don't believe it's as simple as a Mustang specialist mapping it....
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    Okay dokie. So whose 'the other' company trusted with fitting a supercharger?

    OR, failing all of that is it true that 300bhp is possible with a different throttle body and inlet?

    Or how about ITB's?

    This news is a real shame because I really was hoping to super charge a 260 one-day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    Okay dokie. So whose 'the other' company trusted with fitting a supercharger?

    OR, failing all of that is it true that 300bhp is possible with a different throttle body and inlet?

    Or how about ITB's?

    This news is a real shame because I really was hoping to super charge a 260 one-day.
    If you joined this forum eleven years ago then you would probably have picked up on the vibes surrounding supercharging these cars. There is nothing stopping you fitting a supercharger but as Colin says there really is only one option for mapping the ECU and that is Chris Flanagan at Retro Sports Cars who is well known on this forum.

    The TB replacement will give you a possible increase in bhp but only by about 15, taking it to 275.

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    I've seen a zt-t with a 5.0 coyote engine. Think it was imported to the states or somewhere and has been engine swapped. That engine makes over 400 bhp even without a super charger, so maybe that is an option?

    Probably prohibitively expensive though?

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    A 32v transplant may be possible https://www.retrosportscars.co.uk/mg-zt-xpower-coupe
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    You can do anything if money is no object. Steve imported a car to see if it could take the 5l engine so off the top of my head there are five now with Coyote engines. The running gear etc is good to 450hp so an engine swap is viable subject to bunce. Best way for you is to look out for a supercharged car for sale.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    I've seen a zt-t with a 5.0 coyote engine. Think it was imported to the states or somewhere and has been engine swapped. That engine makes over 400 bhp even without a super charger, so maybe that is an option?

    Probably prohibitively expensive though?
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    It's a real shame that no-one is offering super charger conversion anymore as there is clearly some interest in it - but I can understand that due to the economics of it there just isn't enough of us to make it viable for those that can do it.

    Unless maybe we get a list going of owners with serious intentions of supercharging and take that to the likes of Dreadnought etc and ask them to "pretty please" do a further one off batch of conversions?

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