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Old 09-21-2018, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
The red thing is a jet engine. A tiny one, like the sort used in model airplanes.

Its exhaust is being used to spin the turbine of a turbocharger, instead of the exhaust of the main piston engine.

This is a dumb idea.
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Certainly, someone is trolling with this, right? RIGHT?
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:24 PM
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Every gasoline-powered car manufactured in the last 100 years comes with one as standard equipment.
I was more thinking of axial flow turbines, but yea sure, a lawn mower generates gas too, i know.
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I think this is the idea he (she?) was going for, basically an anti-lag system. Here's an interesting setup supposedly similar to what Prodrive ran on their WRC STi's: https://motoiq.com/external-combusti...impreza-sti-2/

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No joke. I had that exact idea when I was in highschool. Its okay to have dumb ideas in highschool.

I'd be more inclined to just drive a procharger with an electric motor. Still probably dumb, though.
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Sounds like that engine might need some new piston return springs:

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Old 09-22-2018, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by DeerHunter View Post
Sounds like that engine might need some new piston return springs:

https://youtu.be/oFX_Xq9WHTI
Clever.
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I 100% just convinced the new guy here at work that cars have piston return springs. Showed him parts of that video.

His previous job was at Midas. Says he's AEC certified.

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Originally Posted by DeerHunter View Post
Sounds like that engine might need some new piston return springs:

https://youtu.be/oFX_Xq9WHTI
This is the stupidest thing I have seen in a very long while.

There is no point in adding springs in a combustion chamber; the "boom" drives the piston down, and a spring would destroy the said chamber, and itself in no time.
That spring goes to the bottom side of the piston, people.
You need it to push the piston back up.


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Instructions unclear, dick stuck in the rotor ^ Piston return springs video.








and.. its a jeep thing.. You wouldnt understand it.

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Oh the memories ...



Kids have it so good nowadays.
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Originally Posted by good2go View Post
Oh the memories ...



Kids have it so good nowadays.
That Movie.... I watched it so much when I was a kid.

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DogBox?

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^ What is a NT?


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^ What is a NT?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers%...Type_Indicator
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An NT is what people NOT on the autism spectrum are called by those that are. "Neurologically Typical"
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Originally Posted by rleete View Post
An NT is what people NOT on the autism spectrum are called by those that are. "Neurologically Typical"
Pretty much.
Just comparing T vs F is makes me think that most of us skew that way.

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