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Old 08-02-2004, 08:59 AM
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OK everyone. This may sound a little crazy, but my friend and i have thought up this idea that we could use an electric leaf blower as a turbo. We have it worked out pretty well but there are a lot of potential problems. Would the leaf blower blow too much air into the engine, or not enough? Also, would the leaf blower drain the battery? Here's a diagram we made for his truck that we think would work. Please tell about any potential problems. Good idea or bad idea?
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are you ******* kiddin me?!?! WTF!?!
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I really don't think a 7.5 AMP Electric Blower would do ANYTHING to the motor as far as giving it more power. I'm thinking you're going to get flamed for this.

BTW, eBay already sells these and don't work. Works just as good as the "fake BOV sound" gimmick.
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You need to compare the CFM of the blower to the CFM of the NA engine. Odds are the engine already outpaces the blower, which would make the blower a hinderance rather than a source of boost.
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I'm sure the leaf blower would be a restriction as high engine rpm's. But whats the point in creating boost with the extra air filter in the system, any pressure you build will leak out of the second filter.
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What about an electric motor powering a standard turbo blower?
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Well we would have a valve in it so that when u turn the leaf blower off, the valve opens to let regular airflow in.
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Old 08-02-2004, 09:07 AM
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The guys at http://www.homemadeturbo.com did a write up on this.


Check it out:
http://www.homemadeturbo.com/t....html

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ROFLMFAO
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i think if you took a compressor housing from a truboi and hooked up a monster motor it would work but after your all said and done it would still be retarded
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Old 08-02-2004, 09:19 AM
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The electric motor idea has been tried by even the turbocharger companies. The only way you can make it work is only to spin the turbo to eliminate the spool time. The problem is the speed it takes to turn a blade to create the pressure. I mean a turbocharger spins in excess of 100,000 rpm's.

A blower idea is just
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by fakemike &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The guys at http://www.homemadeturbo.com did a write up on this.


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haha, that was funny. Good link.
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Old 08-02-2004, 09:35 AM
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This sounds like the Tornado
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Umm im going to have to go with Bad Idea!
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**** electric leaf blowers, get 10hp gas powered leaf blower and jerry rig it in your engine bay..


turbo boooost hahah
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CFM is what it is about, leaf blower can't supply enough air, maybe on like a 3-cylinder geo metro motor... at idle... but other than that, no.

As for spinnng a real turbo with an electric motor, that wont work either, you wont find a decient sized electric motor that can spin half as fast as you need it to.

EDIT: by the way, you would need a method of closing your backup intake or the compressed air would shoot right out.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Civic Hx-T &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">ROFLMFAO</TD></TR></TABLE>

People say ROFLMFAO pretty often, but I'm seriously doing just that, I'm laughing my *** off right now, due to the fact that the diagram is so detailed. Best thread ever
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:15 AM
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the flow rate from that blower prob wont be as fast as the intake a WOT
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I have seen a electric charger that did work. it was a roots blower with an electric motor bolted to it, it worked well, but the motor required 6 more car batterys and an upgraded alternator. so all that weight my not be worth it.
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Now I don't feel near as bad about my jet turbine turbo I wanted to build when I was up too late eating coffee beans.
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You my friend are brilliant!
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by trav &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Umm im going to have to go with Bad Idea! </TD></TR></TABLE>

i second that
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hahahahah.. wow you guys are kinda dumb huh
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i put a turbo blower on my d16 in conjunction with the TORNADO and when I went on the dyno my car fell off!!
man was it fast!
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Marauder &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The only way you can make it work is only to spin the turbo to eliminate the spool time. </TD></TR></TABLE>

a little off topic, but i always thought about have some sort of little injector in the turbine housing that would shoot something onto the fins of the turbo to eliminate turbo lag. maybe its already been done?

as for the leaf blower idea, lol.
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