The GMC 8V-53 blower was built by GMC for their Detroit 53 series diesel V style engines. The 8V-53 has a 15 inch rotor length with 3 lobe 30 degree helix cut. This differs from the other 53 series which use 2 lobe straight cut rotors. As with other’s in this series, they run at higher RPM than their counterparts.
In GMC Series: 53
Series 53 Units Include: 8V-53, 6V-53 Long Bore, 6V-53 Short Bore, 4-53 Long Bore, 4-53 Short Bore, 3-53, 2-53
Drive Type: Belt
Displacement: 338 c.i.d. / rev. Approx.
Max Continuous Speed (RPM): ~2,500 - 2,800 (unverified)
Self Contained: No
Rotor Length: 15 inches
Center Case Height: 6.5 inches
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