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Old 01-30-2008, 12:20 AM   #1
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Alright so are some of you know I have been working on a turbine housing issue. And well after finding that a 53mm turbine housing didnt fit on my 53mm turbine i was confused (it didnt fit over the turbine)

So i went through the possible combos and sure enough there is a 53.8 turbine wheel. So i crab my trusty (harbor freight) caliper and go at it. Sure enough its odd bladed so i cant measure directly. So I measure across two blades to a third blade (imagine a peace sign). Get 2.066in, 2.065in, and 2.065in.

I run the calcs and get a turbine wheel that is 54mm.
So is my harbor freight caliper right and were i have a custom turbine wheel that has no record of existing in any other turbo or is my caliper off
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Lets here your opinions, and if anyone wants to double check my math i would appreciate it.

Use 2.065in and 9 blades (so 40deg apart)
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will do the math shortly, when I get done with my ME HW.
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My harbor freight calipers were sent to a calibration group a while back... +/-.003 @2" +/-.006 @4" +/-.01X @6" I can't remember exactly what the 6" reading was... hence the "X". not shabby really seeing as how I got the calipers for $9.95 on sale.
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The only math I'm doing right now in my dorm room involves the current -12* temp and -42* wind chill along with yesterday's +46* temps. That, and I don't quite understand the peace sign measurements.
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I get 54.081 mm as the diameter of the turbine blade based on your 2.065 in measurement and a 9 blade turbine (40 degs between blades). That is about +0.003" from 54mm which is in the realm of measurement error (from your calipers). At 2.066 I get +0.004" from 54mm.

I would sketch it out but I am already up past my bed time

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I get 54.081 mm as the diameter of the turbine blade based on your 2.065 in measurement and a 9 blade turbine (40 degs between blades). That is about +0.003" from 54mm which is in the realm of measurement error (from your calipers). At 2.066 I get +0.004" from 54mm.

I would sketch it out but I am already up past my bed time
Dead on thanks ZX-Tex, im pretty confident its a measurement error.

Sam, when you have odd even tooth/blade objects you can not measure directly the diameter because opposing each tooth would be a valley. So knowing the amount of blades (9) and the configuration (a circle 360 deg) you can measure from two blades across to one.
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Sam, when you have odd even tooth/blade objects you can not measure directly the diameter because opposing each tooth would be a valley. So knowing the amount of blades (9) and the configuration (a circle 360 deg) you can measure from two blades across to one.
Alright I got it now, just couldn't picture it in my head last night.
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Bump for wanting more opinions on if its a custom turbine or measurement error.
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Custom turbine? Dream on. My HF calipers have an offset at zero, so all measurements read slightly larger than reality.
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Custom turbine? Dream on. My HF calipers have an offset at zero, so all measurements read slightly larger than reality.
Hey where have you been man? Busy?
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How's the new house?
When's the party?
Gonna have beer n nekid girls?
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Hey where have you been man? Busy?
Between work, a vacation, and buying a house, I haven't spent much time here lately.
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How's the new house?
When's the party?
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I've been busting my *** getting it ready to move in. Can't wait to have a real garage, especially one I can get 4 cars in

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Between work, a vacation, and buying a house, I haven't spent much time here lately.


Congrats on the house!
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I've been busting my *** getting it ready to move in. Can't wait to have a real garage, especially one I can get 4 cars in

Beer and Boobies to follow.
Nice. LMK if there's anything I can help you with.
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