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Old 02-19-2005, 03:58 AM   #21
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No prob, Doc. We thought it through for a while and came to the same kind of conclusion. You could run a bigger exhaust diameter and still retain the scavenging effects due to the high velocity of air being sucked out of the cylinders. Again, it'd probably want to be some kind of electric deal, and you wouldn't have the space limitations of an engine bay. Heck, you could mount a fairly large electric motor in the trunk and cut through the floor to run a drive belt to your turbine in the exhaust pipe. You would even be able to have a separate battery for the motor. I don't see why this would have to be an expensive setup.... you could probably rig something up for $500 or less. I guess it would all depend on the gains you received from it.

sounds a bit on the heavy side
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Yeah, I guess I should have specified. I'm not thinking of anything gargantuan.... maybe something like the fan in a small home furnace system? You could probably use something even smaller if you found the right setup. Just throwing some ideas out there!
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Here'* that turbo that connects to your exhaust.....
http://ststurbo.com


How it works....
http://ststurbo.com/how_it_works

It'* an interesting idea.... it would require A LOT of pipes...... but simple pipes.... and it'* nice to get the HEAT out of the engine. It'* interesting for sure.....
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that is what my friend has on his 2000 SS making 500+ whp
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how did we get back to the subject of remote turbos....
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how did we get back to the subject of remote turbos....
My bad......
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Hehehe... it'* okay Merlin. My question has more to do with performance gains from "turbocharging" strictly the exhaust side of things. I'm very interested in this possibility.
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NO NO NO wait hold up, sts remote turbo, does this thing actualy work or is it a gimmick??? thats really sweet. isnt that what you were talkign about in the first place, just more 'professional' and better thank a furnace fan?
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NO NO NO wait hold up, sts remote turbo, does this thing actualy work or is it a gimmick??? thats really sweet. isnt that what you were talkign about in the first place, just more 'professional' and better thank a furnace fan?
no it works and makes serious HP
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NO NO NO wait hold up, sts remote turbo, does this thing actualy work or is it a gimmick??? thats really sweet. isnt that what you were talkign about in the first place, just more 'professional' and better thank a furnace fan?
The remote turbo seems really cool, and has sparked some of my interest for a project a few years down the road.

As far as my original question, no, I wasn't referring to a remote turbo. I was thinking about a turbine that sits in the exhaust pipe and is powered to spin faster than the exhaust coming from the engine. Spun fast enough, this turbine would make a vacuum on the exhaust side of the motor, which would amplify the scavenging effects of the headers and possibly create some "boost" on the intake side. Doing this would probably require some kind of electric motor to power the turbine and also a certain cam with the right valve overlap to allow the vacuum effect to be utilized. I'd like to play around with this, but I don't have the time, tools or money right now. If someone has the means, feel free to test this out using the butt dyno. I just want part of the $$$ when you sell the patent to Lysholm .
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