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AMR Budget Kit

AUD $450

Our budget AMR kit is suitable for all engine capacities up to 1600.

SKU: KIT-BUDGET-AMR500 Category: Tags: ,

Product Description

Our Budget carbureted AMR based kit is designed to work on 40/50hp upright style Type 1 engines and comes supplied with a Joe Blow carburettor.

NOTE: PRICE REDUCTION – Carburetor is now available to purchase separately

This is a reissue of the initial kit we built back in 2013. It is aimed at the budget conscious who want an easy DIY solution without the hassle of having to make their own parts. You get the same quality as our higher performance kits but at a fraction of the price.

The kit uses your existing serpentine belt setup and standard AMR500 pulley to give an output of approximately 6psi and uses our tried and trusted belt tensioning setup. We don’t supply the serpentine pulleys so you can save money by sourcing those yourself. You could even use it with a vee belt if you wished (See fitment note)

Manifolds have rounds ports to help keep costs down.

The tee manifold can be used with both dual and single-port end castings.

Steel parts have a basic paint coating for corrosion protection.

This kit ships with the following items:

  • All-in-one tee manifold.
  • Inlet manifold
  • Supercharger stand with integrated tensioner assembly
  • High pressure silicone hoses
  • Heavy duty high pressure hose clamps
  • High quality 4PK drive belt
  • Throttle cable kit
  • Gasket set
  • Fittings

Please note that this kit does not include the blower, carburettor or serpentine pulleys. Suitable carburettors are available to purchase separately

If you are after more power or have a higher performance engine we recommend our regular AMR500 kits as they are capable of producing more boost.

This budget AMR kit is suitable for all engine capacities up to 1600.

Aisin AMR500 supercharger
500cc per revolution
Max rpm 16,000 rpm
Approx 6psi Boost
JB Carburettor

Performance gains:

Power gains of approximately 50% over stock

The kit is designed to work on upright VW engines up to 1600cc fitted with a generator. It will work with all aftermarket serpentine setups.

The kit may require modification to work with an alternator as the inlet manifold clashes with the outlet terminal if used with late style alternators. To solve this problem you can either modify the alternator by shortening or removing the terminal or you can raise the supercharger using a billet fuel pump block-off plate as a spacer and cutting / joining the outlet manifold using a 2″ silicone hose (similar to our regular kits).

It is also possible to use this kit with a vee belt, however we do not recommend this for a couple of reasons: Vee belts are not really designed to flex backwards and so belt life will be reduced. Vee belts also have pretty lousy grip as they are not designed to transmit the kind of loads you see in a blower application. Even Judson realised this back in the ’50’s which is why they switched to dual belts. This is why we moved away from using vee belts during the prototype stage way back when we first developed this kit in 2013.

Decklid standoffs are not required for this kit it fits under the decklid
Standard tee manifold diameter will fit both dual and single-port end castings.
We recommend installation in conjunction with a performance exhaust system for best results
Installation of an external oil cooler is recommended.
We recommend that the velocity stack is used with a RamAir foam air filter

Where supplied with kits, carburettors are fitted with a baseline tune, this is sufficient to get your engine running but will not be the correct tune for YOUR engine. You WILL need to undertake further tuning to dial the kit in for your engine.
Baseline jetting and carburettor setup is included in the documentation provided with the kit.
The documentation also includes full step-by-step instructions on how you can undertake the tuning yourself using a readily available wide-band AFR gauge.
We also provide full support via our online help-desk and knowledge-base.

Please note the following:

We ship worldwide. Add the product to your cart for a shipping quote.

All items are shipped with AusPost but other carriers are available on request

Shipping insurance is not included by default but is available as an option at checkout.

If you require a custom finish please contact us with your requirements. Custom finishes will take longer, please confirm turnaround before ordering.

All Joe Blow Products have a 12 months warranty

If you have any questions, please contact us via messenger or email before ordering

Additional Information

Weight 4.7 kg
Dimensions 42 × 29.5 × 14 cm

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