I was sat today having a think in my thinking shed (bored in a uni lecture) and started wondering how easy it would be to supercharge a 1.6 astra. My thought would be to remove the A/C pump and using the mounts for that I would get an adaptor made to fit a small supercharger (possible an eaton m45 off a cooper S or something along those lines) and then run it off an adapted drive belt. I really dont think it would be too hard to do - the biggest problem I can see is clearance with the exhausr manifold but Im sure that could be controlled. The internals would stay standard so how is the boost on the chager controlled as tha max I would risk would be 8psi? and has anyone heard of this being done to a vaux 1.6?
Just a random thought but if its easy enough I might give it a bash. If it all goes tits up a replacement engine is only go 200 quid so im not too bothered lol