compressed air

if i blew a little compressed air into the air box using one of those computer cleaning thingies would it act like a turbo would or would i blow my legs off?

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chuck russo va /

i think it would do neither but i dunno

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i dunno try it. worst thing is that ud lose yer legs and u can tell me so i dont do it.

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Who knows what he propellant in those cans is. CO2? Propane?

I wouldn't want it in my engine!

Jim

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they sell small oxy tanks at the hardware store

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merlin311 /

hows about modifying a airbow and computer cpu fans

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good idea. Those cpu fans might work. If you do the can-of-air thingy, you would have to put a reed valve on the air box to prevent backflow. Otherwise the excess air would just go out the inlet. turbos need a pressure buildup

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merlin311 /

a kid that i sortof know has done it with a honda. he flys like a bat out of hell im thinkin of doing it...seems like a good idea

a little riding lawn mower battery 2 cpu fans and some modifying and tuning

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chuck russo va /

i think there is this thing that u can put on car intakes that has a fan that sucks air in when the pedal is pressed and the hard u press the gass the more air it sucks in

im pretty sure its for mustangs

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merlin311 /

sounds like something for 5.0's mustangs...

i could rig something up like that its a neat idea instead of always cramming tons of air in all the time

hmm old rc speed control off a rc car the (expensive ones its got to be the old ones before elec they're only 15 bucks or so now)

a switch to increase voltage to the servo the(servo controls wiper on speed control) more you let it into the throttle

this is just the poor mans way of doin it i like this better because if something happens to anything you can look and tell exactly what.

if i get this top tank im tryin to get its got a rack that would be perfect to put it on(the racks so small you cant do anything else with it)

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its called a super charger, it runs off of a bely connected to the crankshaft, not like a turbo, which uses exhaust gasses. it actually creates no gain in horse power because the power it puts in is what is required to turn it. so it is really a piece of shit. a turbo would be better.

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merlin311 /

not the same thing that we're talkin about oli.....its a supercharger in a way but does not operate off the engine.so i guess it would be called forced air induction

and chuck was talking about the kit for 5.0's thats mounted to the induction.as you step onto the pedel it lets more power to the fan to get the engine to breath better.

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SteelToad /

Better Yet !

Use an upside down can of Miracle Whip (with a filter), they use NO2 as a propellant <<G>>

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Hi:

The can of compressed "air" sitting on my desk says it contains "100% tetrafluoroethane".

Last time I checked that isn't air.

Chris.

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Hi Oli:

Could you please explain to me how a supercharger which can measurably increase horsepower measured on a dyno doesn't work?

Your reasoning eludes me...

Chris.

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merlin311 /

hmm,hows bout a nos tank:P

i like the idea of fans,now if i can just find a cheap moped to try it on seeming how my baby(recently abused c70)never runs it still needs alot of work.

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<<Author: chuck russo va (---.ipt.aol.com)

Date: 06-11-02 00:51

i think there is this thing that u can put on car intakes that has a fan that sucks air in when the pedal is pressed and the hard u press the gass the more air it sucks in

im pretty sure its for mustangs>>

i believe that this is what would be referred to as a 'hypercharger' in the bike world. something similar is sold in the jp cycles catalog. it works with twin butterflys (one percarb) and opens the butterflies in response to trottle pressure, that way, the more throttle, the more air. they are supposed to do wonders when used in combo with a special velocity stack that is also availabe through jp cycles

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mikeconsig /

It's called Cold Air Intake (CAI)

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Me and my friend used a propane tank and shot it in through the air filter and It picked up some mph but the speedo was broke so I am not sure how much.

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Well, if you're gonna put forced air induction on your moped, good luck finding an electronic fuel injection unit, otherwise you're gonna lean your bike out and seize it up, and a seized engine won't produce any power no matter how much air you force into it :).

The only thing that would come close to working is a blower powered by the crankshaft or maybe a turbo (powered by exhaust force). That way, the forced air is at least consistent as the rpm's change and you might be able to get away with just re-jetting the carb.

Oh, and ram air induction is only effective above 60 mph.

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brandon is right

the air to gas ratio would be inconsistant and it would have inconsistant power through the rpm range

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