gen 1 whipple wear


nz05gt

GT Owner
Apr 28, 2006
380
taupo new zealand
The whipple is 5 mm wider than the OEM one:frown
whipple is on the left OEM is on right
I would agree it is a consumable, I think I will get a couple.
:cheers
Neil
 

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nz05gt

GT Owner
Apr 28, 2006
380
taupo new zealand
Just pulled the front snout of my whipple and found this unusual wear to the drive coupling,it has done 3000 race miles
 

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BlackICE

GT Owner
Nov 2, 2005
1,415
SF Bay Area in California
Look like some new parts are in order.

If I ever take my Whipple off I will be sure to examine this area for cracks. The center of the shaft also appears to have cracks, or is that just how it looks in the photo?
 

nz05gt

GT Owner
Apr 28, 2006
380
taupo new zealand
no it is not the shaft but a sold peice of plastic, the shaft is fine,
 

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BlackICE

GT Owner
Nov 2, 2005
1,415
SF Bay Area in California
I wonder if the couple is made of plastic as a sacrificial piece in the event something binds up. I think the OEM blower has a rubber coupler.
 

nz05gt

GT Owner
Apr 28, 2006
380
taupo new zealand
I would say more for dampening the drive if there is a slight missalignment and also if the engine stalls it would take the shock,
and take the shock loading when changing gears etc
Neil
after closer inspection I think it may be ceramic
 
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Aug 25, 2006
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I would say more for dampening the drive if there is a slight missalignment and also if the engine stalls it would take the shock,
and take the shock loading when changing gears etc
Neil
after closer inspection I think it may be ceramic
It is for dampening and is the same as on the OEM supercharger.

In 3000 miles this seems extreme however it would be considered IMO a consumable.

Takes care

Shadowman