Are either available yet? Can't seem to find any? I'm a rookie when it comes to this stuff, so bear with me lol
2- I bought a C230 blower for my VW Beetle project. There were two different versions, one was an Eaton m62, the other is a m45. I ended up getting the m45, very compact. I ended up converting the clutch to a normal "locked" pulley. You have to calculate the blower speed based off of crank pulley size and s/c pulley size. IIRC, the stock m45 put out 7-9 psi with the oem size pulleys, and was a few thousand rpm from max blower rpm. Based on the 7" VW crank pulley and the 2.5" s/c pulley, I calculated a slight overspeed and my best guess at 12psi. I ended up making the s/c pully an adjustable hub setup, so if I needed more/less boost, just swap a pulley. With the stock electro-pulley, IIRC was a two pin electro-magnet setup. So you could easily engage/disengage it based on a toggle switch, wot switch, boost switch, etc....2) Someone on here (BlackKnight? Gooch?) suggested using the C230 Kompressor type supercharger from Mercedes because it has a clutch like an AC compressor. It's a good option, but my problem was still mounting space and also that I didn't think what was available on cars in the wrecking yards was going to pump enough cfm--so I'd almost want two of them. Then you also need a bypass valve for when it's not on and you have vacuum. I figured the Eaton superchargers were better for that. Plus, there are a lot of people already making extension shafts for the Eaton and mounting it "behind" the engine on many FWD cars.
7) In connection to #6 I am planning on buying a camera for looking into the cylinder. I think it will become just part of my monthly maintenance so I can see if I'm damaging cylinder walls or piston tops at all and back off.