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Old 07-23-2004, 12:58 AM   #31
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Hopefully the leaf blower would be far away from the engine much like a CIA. Another thing I've heard much of is how leaf blowers only have around 2 psi although i believe there is a leaf blower out there is that weak it doesn't mean that all of them are. Plus if you seal everything right just like on a CIA you would hopefully not lose horse power and make small gains. I find it hard to believe that something that could blow leaves couldn't give you more than 2 psi. The last point I have is that this would be very cheap to do and be a fun project at least it seems as if it would be easy enough.
Well I couldn't do it anytime soon anyway. Im still stripping paint of my bonneville I'll post pictures when I'm done.
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Old 07-23-2004, 01:07 AM   #32
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I know you people don't know me. But I would strap a cow on my roof if it gave me more speed.
who wouldnt?

Maybe there would be room in the fender for one, or put the filter in the fender and the blower in the intakes' place. You would need to run the inverter out of the cab and run the plug through the firewall probably.
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Old 07-23-2004, 01:22 AM   #33
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Higher power inverters (like one you'd need) need a direct connection to the power system. Not the wimpy 30 amp cig lighter circuit.

You could keep it in the engine bay if you wanted. But it'd be pointless.
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Higher power inverters (like one you'd need) need a direct connection to the power system. Not the wimpy 30 amp cig lighter circuit.

You could keep it in the engine bay if you wanted. But it'd be pointless.
we have one setup in our van. It connects directly to the battery and the wires go into the cabin. The inverter needs to be in a relativly cool place, the heat in the engine bay would fry it too easily.
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So then another question is.. how would this affect the MAF sensor reading?
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I love you guys. A bunch of smart "A'* . but you guys share all the good stuff. Hats off to The club.
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Old 07-24-2004, 03:18 AM   #37
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So then another question is.. how would this affect the MAF sensor reading?
it wouldn't, as long as you didn't go and remove the MAF screen... but you wouldn't do that now would ya 'doc...
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This was kinda interesting and funny at the same time. Needless to say it really isnt fesible to do because of at least 10 reasons.

It does raise a question though. How come a Paxton CSC costs 1850.00 and a leaf blower is only a few hundred ? http://www.paxtonauto.com/catalog/un...GetRecord&ID=1

By comparision a much larger and more substancial hunk of iron - dual hydrolic pump - 25/25 GPM that will operate at 2500 PSI only costs 1000.

How about adapting the blower unit to be driven by the engine and removeing its electric or gas power plant ?

Id love to put a Paxton on my L36 so I could send it clear into orbit where it belongs.

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Might as well put a bush hog on there while your at it.
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I give ya credit for the idea, but I don't think it will work right.
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