close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Leaf Blower Superchargers....

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by MaxxAction, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. MaxxAction

    MaxxAction

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2005
    Messages:
    4,117
    Likes Received:
    1,536
    Location:
    TN
    Someone has way too much money and resources on their hands, but this is pretty damn cool!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U81_0waqEWA"]Leaf-Blower Supercharging a 1978 Chevrolet Monza Spyder! - Roadkill Episode 16 - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. Cubdriver

    Cubdriver

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    3,450
    Likes Received:
    1,142
    Location:
    Southeastern Litchfield County, CT
    Where were the leaf blowers GETTING their air? The installed the firewall in front of them, and had the hatch closed. Did the put an air intake in there somewhere, or were they perhaps choking them off breathing-wise? Cool show regardless - good find - it was very entertaining to watch!

    -Pat
     

  3. elsolo

    elsolo

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Messages:
    6,370
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Location:
    socal
    Five leaf blowers plus all that nice piping and fittings cost more than a complete 6-71 blower setup
     
  4. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 1999
    Messages:
    3,532
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Western WA
    They do some dyno runs with leaf chargers about 10 mins in.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbGWgvJN1_8"]Electric SuperChargers Mythbusted - YouTube[/ame]
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2013
  5. frank4570

    frank4570

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Messages:
    15,508
    Likes Received:
    8
    A lot of fun if it works or not.
     
  6. gooffeyguy

    gooffeyguy

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2013
    Messages:
    3,172
    Likes Received:
    1,171
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Lol, I'll stick with my Vortech
     
  7. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Messages:
    40,142
    Likes Received:
    9,934
    Location:
    Hellbilly Hill
    I recently learned that electric leaf blowers are an awesome tool to have when laying lots of carpet....
     
  8. bobby_w

    bobby_w Alienigena Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2001
    Messages:
    1,634
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    South of Houston
    Do you think they will figure out how to add a backpack version for the Landscape Crews ?
     
  9. Kichigai

    Kichigai 気違い Was Mr30s

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2013
    Messages:
    2,061
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    South Florida
    carbon dioxide poisioning comes to mind. They earned it for the stupidity of doing something like this
     
  10. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2004
    Messages:
    7,564
    Likes Received:
    759
    Location:
    South Irvington,Indiana 46239
    Hotrod magazine did this a few years back with a c4 corvette
     
  11. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2001
    Messages:
    42,700
    Likes Received:
    2,812
    Location:
    Taunton, MA
    That sounds kinky. LOL
     
  12. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Messages:
    40,142
    Likes Received:
    9,934
    Location:
    Hellbilly Hill
    Yaah... Shaaaaaaaag. :supergrin: