Serpentine Belt Tensioner Diagram
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BELT TENSIONER DIAGRAM
Front Supercharger Bracket Diagram
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Front Supercharger Bracket Diagram
Rear Supercharger Bracket Diagram
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Rear Supercharger Bracket Diagram

 

Rear Disc Brakes Parts List Download
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Thermostat Housing Adapter Installation & Care Instructions
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Thermostat Housing Adapter Installation Instructions
Eaton M45 Supercharger Adapter Installation & Care Instructions
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Eaton M45 Supercharger Adapter Installation Instructions
SU HIF44 Ram Pipe, Snorkel Adapter Installation & Care Instructions
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SU HIF44 Adapter Installation Instructions

WELCOME

CREATIVE SPRIDGETS is an interactive design workshop for performance and reliability modifications requiring ordinary shop tools, commonly available auto parts, and where necessary, CNC-machined core components. Our goal is to provide Spridget owners with the least-expensive route to desirable upgrades.

We provide shop-tested, on-line instructions for each project with photos and videos.  However, if you can improve on any aspect of an installation, please contact us and we will post your comments and photos or videos of your refinements. Many have already done so.

We particularly appreciate learning about cheaper sources for a project's parts list to maximize savings for Spridget owners. 

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

REAR DISC BRAKES

  • Inexpensive (1/3 the cost of packaged kits)

  • Quicker stops & fade-resistant brakes

  • Retains stock parking brake actuation

  • Simple to install & completely reversible

  • Zero adjustments & easy pad replacement

  • Widely available parts

Click here for an overview of the project.

To get started, purchase a pair of CNC-machined aluminum adapter plates, and click here for step-by-step instructions.

 

serpentine belt conversion for a-series engines

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  • Simple installation, smooth operation

  • Automatic spring tensioner eliminates slippage and enables instant belt changes using a 3/8” rachet driver

  • Use either a compact, dual internal fan 90-amp CS121D Saturn alternator, the popular CS130-style early Saturn alternator, a late model stock Spridget alternator, or (pictured) a converted generator.

    To get started, purchase our 5-rib A-series crankshaft pulley and click here for online instructions.

DIY intercooled SUPERCHARGER conversion for a-series engines

  • Inexpensive (40 to 60% the cost of packaged kits)

  • 40% to 50% increase in horsepower (at flywheel)

  • Compatible with fuel injection (shown) or SU HIF44 carburetor

  • Intercooler, unavailable with existing 'draw through' kits, avoids need for internal engine modifications, retarding advance

  • Straightforward installation w/moderate fabrication

  • Low maintenance (we recommend changing the blower’s gear box oil at least every 15,000 miles)

  • Uses widely available Eaton M45 supercharger from 1999-2004 Mercedes Benz SLK230, and 1999-2000 Mercedes Benz C230 (without electronic clutch).

To get started, click here to read FAQs on supercharging your A-series engine, click here for an overview of the project, click here to purchase the CNC-machined components and free downloadable diagrams, and click here for online instructions.

 IN THE WORKS

'NO TUNE' ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION

  • Instant cold starts

  • Improved throttle response at any altitude

  • Better mileage

  • Near-zero maintenance

  • Widely available, inexpensive GM and Hitachi parts