I went to the pub tonight which is always a dagerous thing, epecially with a mechanic. We were talking about my plans for the car and had the tought of using a supercharged 2.2 instead. I know the engines can be found for pennies but the problem area is the charger. GM use the same 2.2 engine on loads of their cars, many of which come supercharged from the factory and I was wondering if anyone had any info on how to go about doing it and where to source the parts (most of which are only available in the US by the looks of things). Thinking about it I would obviouly need the charger, boost pipes, probably some sort of a map and proper belt (but which one? is it drive belt or timing chain driven?) and would the engine be a straight swap into a 1.6 16v?
I am aware that courtenay do the conversion but there is no way I would even consider paying their price for the parts I could sorce for 1/5th of that else where. Anyone suggesting them will get an internet slap