That done, I then did a perfect job of ruining the blower, beyond any hope
of making it work properly.
Just wanted to 'adjust' the darn thing, but naaaaa.
Again; explaining how, will take me longer than to actually do it,
but let's just say that the bloody thing was NOT build to be disassembled
and assembled back again.
Drove me nugging futs.
Now where could I find a new one.
Remember this thing was made for a special edition
mid-nineties 'Japanese-market-only' mini-car !!!
The Supercharged Subaru Vivio.
Searched the World Wide inter-Web for days.
Japan was not an easy place to searh. My Japanese is kind of rusty.
As a few ones had been exported to (English-speaking) Singapore
I searched there. Tried contacting the Singapore Vivio Club etc.
Knowing a few ones had 'escaped' out of Japan,
I tried Australian / New Zealand Ebay, car dismantlers,
car-part trader web-sites, car-clubs etc etc.
spread the search to USA, Canada and Europe
....and FINALLY obtained a phone-number to a
guy that maybe, just maybe
, had something...."Hi there. Any chance you have a AMR300 Aisin supercharger
from a mid-nineties Subaru Vivio ?"
..."Sure. How many do you you want ?"
..."Yeah, I have a shelve full of them"
..."All righty...Give me a couple then"The guys place turned out to be right here in Denmark,
two hours drive from my workshop!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The gods of speed moves in mysterious way.
The blowers looked like sh*t
but turned out to be in absolutely brilliant condition
and really just needed a 'flush', to remove to old grease and
new grease in the bearings was pressed in
by carefully opening the sealing
and (on the one where the sealing could not be removed)
using a syringe to force in my trusty
till it came out around the sealing
..and a thorough cleaning and paint-job did the rest.
Who says it shouldn't look
All settled then, right?
I my happy frenzy I hadn't noticed that
the good folks at Aisin had, in their infinite wisdom,
decided to make a few modifications
during the production-run.
My two new and splendid looking blowers
turned out to be build as an upside-down mirror-image (does that make sense?)
of my original blower.
Great!...now the intake/plenum didn't fit
and nor did my carb-to-blower manifold.
This where I am now.
Better get working. and I also have
like 1200 forum-posts from this years BUB to read.I sincerely hope you all had a GREAT time on the salt
and that you'll show up next year so I'll get a chance to meet you !!!