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Old 05-25-2008, 03:45 AM   #1
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Default Turbo fit for a TANK

So I'm cleaning out the office in our warehouse....where one of our tennants has moved out...and in this crate is a HUGE TURBO!!! The one I posted pics of before was just a shell...this one must have weighed more than 60 lbs. I couldn't believe how heavy it was! Now I just need to find something big enough to bolt it to...The last pic has a spray can for scale
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I have ONE suggestion as to what you need to do with that.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-spt7y1v6Y
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I will SOOO pay you to ship that to me! Just what Doppel suggested, I've been looking for a turbo bigger than my T88 for a jet engine project....
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reminds me of that mr2 that had three turbochargers set up as jet engines hanging out the back.

now all I can find is this:



http://www.engadget.com/2005/07/15/rocket-powered-car/
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OMG...the homemade jet engine is amazing...


And that turbo is ginormous.
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I think I will put it on the scale today to see what it really weighs
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Why a tank? Just go find a supra.
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Why a tank? Just go find a supra.
Yea i agree with you find a supra! O that reminds me, They look about the same size.

http://supraforums.com/forum/showthr...light=bullseye

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reminds me of that mr2 that had three turbochargers set up as jet engines hanging out the back.

now all I can find is this:



http://www.engadget.com/2005/07/15/rocket-powered-car/
IIRC That MR2 w/3 turbocharger jet engines was actually sold on ebay a couple years back.. Very cool project.

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Why a tank? Just go find a supra.

Oooohh.. Supra.
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please don't use such a clean piece of equipment to build a jet engine... sell it and buy a beat *** piece of **** for that.
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reminds me of that mr2 that had three turbochargers set up as jet engines hanging out the back
It has turbo jet engines... not turbocharger jet engines...

http://www.geae.com/engines/military/t58/index.html
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That turbo would do well on a V8.
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It has turbo jet engines... not turbocharger jet engines...

http://www.geae.com/engines/military/t58/index.html
bonehead, you didn't tell me that 2 isn't 3 either. this wasn't the car I was talking about. the other one had 3 turbocharger jet engines. not axial flow.
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holy ..... ****....... i thought turboing my miata was somthing cool, id never think to build a jet engine....
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The Yahoo!Groups "DIY Gas Turbines" homepage: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/DIYGasTurbines/










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After working around gas turbine engines for a few years, I never woulda figured you could make one with a turbocharger. That's nuckin futs!
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Come to think of it, I know a guy who's putting a turbo bigger than that in his... Miata.
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