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RE: New type turbo in SCC
<<BTW, it seems that devices like these appear (and then subsequently
disappear!) every few years ... I remember seeing ads offering an
powered "turbocharger" when I was in high school and that was 20 years
I once had an incomplete "Turbonique" to study. This thing was designed to
(pressurize) a 4bbl carb and appeared to be circa mid-60's.
What made it interesting was that it had a spark plug and a fuel intake set
appeared to be a small cast iron combustion chamber... all similar to a
(for you VW and Corvair guys out there).
It appeared that the intent was for the escaping combustion pressure to
turn a turbo-like
turbine/compressor assembly allowing the user to engage/disengage the
unlike any of the other systems of the day which ran continously.
Very strange. Never seen or heard of one since.
Lake Mills, WI