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toolfan
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10/14/2005
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Ah man you guys are so right why did i every stray from the herd or think out of the box. My apologies



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10/15/2005
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Those that stray from the herd are the ones singled out by the carnivores.



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10/15/2005
09:56:20

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That's ok, toolfan, I hope that you will forgive everyone that wanted you to know the truth.



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10/15/2005
11:39:08

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Yeah, Aristotle and Pythagoras forgave everyone that didn't believe them when they said the world was round. What's the sense in living when you don't take a chance and try something different, or try to improve something that has already been done?

If it ain't broke, fix it til it is.

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10/15/2005
12:41:26

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There's a difference between "thinking outside the box" and trying to reinvent the wheel. Sometimes, but not always, there's a reason why your idea hasn't been done before (like the laws of physics for instance).



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10/17/2005
20:04:15

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Did you try it. Im just curius if it reved up to 1500 rpm any faster or if it wasnt even enough for that.



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10/17/2005
21:49:36

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didn't try it, i have to buy another battery just to run it. not enough room under the hood.



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10/18/2005
06:39:35

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Why don't you use a gas powered leaf blower?



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10/18/2005
09:42:19

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i could but those are to big to loud and not that powerful.



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10/18/2005
10:16:35

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Ok, what is the most powerful electric leaf blower you have found?



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10/18/2005
18:19:55

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460 cfm electric
340 cfm gas



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10/18/2005
22:41:03

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I've seen up to 700 cfm on gas and that is the minimum you need to equal the flow of a mildly modified tb.



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10/19/2005
17:43:36

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Check out the E-ram that supposedly blows over 900 but its still not enough to make any pressure on our motors. maybe if you bought 3 of em and a couple of optimas you could get 1 psi. But i dont think its worth it. that would be like 1,200 for like 10-15 hp and you just added 120 lbs to your ride. Electric isnt the way to go yet but its getting there. They have a video of an eram blowing up a garbage bag in like 1/2 second on their site. those things have some power but still not worth it when you figure cost and added weight.



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10/19/2005
18:04:16

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i was going to leave it to were the truck could still breathe through the filter. so it wouldn't have been gasping for air. like 4.7onNO2 said its just more added weight. i still think it would work just not worth the money and fabrication.



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10/19/2005
20:19:27

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I was pizzin around in the garage this summer with some 120MM 12V 170CFM computer fans, real noisy highoutput type. I had them stacked 4 high and 4 across,,, 680CFM! Anywho I had them running off a variable voltage and current power supply and they would suck down about 6 amps of power whem running full bore. 4.7onN02 mentioned the Eram could blow a bag up in 1/2 seconds,,, so could these, one of those big 55 gallon b@stards. It was my RAID array of 120MM fans LOL.

The problem,,, fan's would hardly produce and static pressure, they would only push 3-4 inches of water. This is about .01 # of pressure, not impressive at all but I said WTF let's connect it to the engine. The fans were able to keep up with the engine and produce some positive pressure,,, unless the engine was idling and you floored it. The fans couldn't spin up quick enough and became a restriction.

My intent was not to produce boost, but equalize the pressure in the intake with the outside atmosphere. Instead of the engine having to suck in air, there would be positive-neutral pressure between the intake and atmosphere. As soon as the pistons start to travel down they would be filled by the positive pressure,,, ever so slight as it might be.

Who know's it might produce nothing or it might make a couple of HP. I got bored with it and used one of the fans to cool my amps..........

Just something to think about,,, outside the box.





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10/19/2005
21:01:38

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i was thinking of other things that would work and that computer fan idea is not that bad. but to get it to fuel a v8 that sucks 700cfm is not going to be easy. that leaf blower would work just not sure how well. anything helping the engine get more air is going to assist in get more power.

still thinking out of the box...



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