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Re: turbo theories Part ???

On Mon, 20 Feb 1995, Robert D. Houk wrote:
> A few months back, Turbo and HiTech had a teaser on another approach --
> mount a small high-speed electric motor onto the turbo . . .
> And of course the next step is obvious - use a slightly bigger motor and
> you'll have boost even at idle.
> Finally, use a big honkin' motor and you can do away with the turbine
> altogether! (pity the poor ole alternator...)

some of the mid 80's rally cars (the lancia comes to mind) had a
supercharger and turbocharger.. the supercharger for low end boost and
at some point higher up in the rev range the turbo took over..  wonder
how they figured out how to do the transition.