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Old 03-10-2010, 09:03 PM   #21
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some sort of nozzle for a heat press?
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:07 PM   #22
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Sprays N2O into the turbo compressor inlet? No, that doesn't make sense.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:12 PM   #23
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I GOT IT:




Its Hypers re-route
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:24 PM   #24
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I GOT IT:




Its Hypers re-route
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:37 PM   #25
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its certainly revolutionary.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:45 PM   #26
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I was also wondering what this is. I was thinking some kind of distribution block
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:57 PM   #27
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its certainly revolutionary.
But it is yet to be disclosed.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:15 PM   #28
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:39 AM   #29
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[arnold]I know what this is. It's a snow cone maker...[\arnold]
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:55 PM   #30
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Want me to spoil the fun? Here's one thing you don't know: the compressor wheel in the background is about 6.5" across.
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:56 PM   #31
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OH COME ON! b
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:00 PM   #32
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Ok, tell us two things:

1: Was the part in question originally designed for use on an engine of any kind?

2: Was it a turbine (jet) engine?


If 1=yes and 2=no, it's a venturi-effect device of some kind, presumably placed at the inlet to the compressor. Not sure if the angled tubes faced towards the compressor (generating suction as air passes by) or towards the air filter (generating positive pressure.)

If 2=yes, was it part of the combustor?

If 1=no, I still vote for a needlessly complex crackpipe.
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:05 PM   #33
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aha!!! Nitrous to spin the huge compressor???
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:17 PM   #34
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I think Hustler may have it. I was thinking, before Keith came in, it was some type of testing device to balance or spin the compressor wheel. Air blows in the end then blows upward into the wheel. The big open tube crossing the inlet pipe had me confused though.


Can't believe it took 23 posts for someone to pull out a Hyper reference.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:14 PM   #35
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Want the truth? I have no idea what it is.

I like to pick up weird stuff at the metal recycling yard, and this thing was just too strange to leave behind. Same with the big compressor/impeller wheel. I had to put the picture up just to see what the guesses would be!
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:17 PM   #36
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Want the truth? I have no idea what it is.

I like to pick up weird stuff at the metal recycling yard, and this thing was just too strange to leave behind. Same with the big compressor/impeller wheel. I had to put the picture up just to see what the guesses would be!
ahaha. Thats awesome.
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that's hilarious
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:56 PM   #38
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Want the truth? I have no idea what it is.

I like to pick up weird stuff at the metal recycling yard, and this thing was just too strange to leave behind. Same with the big compressor/impeller wheel. I had to put the picture up just to see what the guesses would be!

lol. what do the engravings say?
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:06 PM   #39
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It says "CONDE" and "MADE IN THE USA".

One of our Facebook fans figured it out! It's a milking claw, part of a milking machine. I don't know about you, but the term "milking claw" makes me uncomfortable.
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