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Old 12-26-2003, 03:40 PM   #31
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thweeeet.....
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Go to electrical supercharger:

http://www.boosthead.com/product.php
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Old 12-30-2003, 05:26 PM   #33
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Yup. That'* it.

http://www.boosthead.com/product.php?id=18

Not really practical for what the price gets you. Nitrous would be a better option, or even a CSC.
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Yup. That'* it.

http://www.boosthead.com/product.php?id=18

Not really practical for what the price gets you. Nitrous would be a better option, or even a CSC.
their argument is that you don't need to pay to refill anything, so the trade off in costs would be realized in the long run. By their accounts, their customers with nitrous go through 1-4 bottles a week=$1500-$9000 a year...at only $1995 (for the 3000GT)...

This may be worth looking into...
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Not a bad idea if you are going to run the engine on a dyno and have a separate source of power to run the motor/compressor combination.
However, in the real world, the power to run the motor has to come from somewhere and that somewhere is the alternator/battery which in turn takes power from the engine to turn. That all assumes you could get an alternator big enough to turn the motor. Also, the alternator isn't 100% efficient due to heat loss and neither would the motor be so it would take even more engine power to turn the alternator than driving the supercharger directly off the engine.
Bottom line is that there is no such thing as a free lunch or free power(unless it'* a turbo). This is in the same league as a perpetual motion machine that makes its own power.
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This may be worth looking into...
Oh hell no. It only lasts 10-15 seconds between recharges it sounds like, or that'* the "Burst" you can use. How do you have the computer accomodate for the extra air all of a sudden? Geez i'd rather go find some T-25/45 lying around and have some metal welded to the exhaust manifolds then that....

They say it'* powered by a "lightweight racing battery" yet they list no figures.
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MarkFahey, pay attention, it'* powered off racing batteries which are only recharged when the unit is not running. it'* all in that link..... read about it before you bash it.

BonneMeMN, the battery they use is about $2200 they don't manufacture it, and i'd say it'* closer to a capacitor than a battery...
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MarkFahey, pay attention, it'* powered off racing batteries which are only recharged when the unit is not running. it'* all in that link..... read about it before you bash it.

BonneMeMN, the battery they use is about $2200 they don't manufacture it, and i'd say it'* closer to a capacitor than a battery...
actually dame, those batcaps where just one option, and the most expensive option i might add.... there are cheaper batteries that it can use, although they take a bit longer to recharge, but they are much cheaper...
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you are annoying Russell.... correct me after i tell that guy to read..... anyway of course you can use other batteries...
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keep in mind this wouldnt work on our cars, they are for engines 2.5L or smaller. The idea that I had was not as much boost so the computer can handle it. I was thinking something along the lines of artificial ram air. BTW, that motor probably has close to no extra HP draw. The alt is spinning all the time anyway, no matter how much power is being used. I wouldnt call it a perpetual motion machine, since it uses electricity to run. I say we go back to trying to get a smaller fan to work.
Side note: Does anyone know how much of a change in air pressure/CFM the computer can handle?
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