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i have a thing that looks like the intake side of a turbo but its got a electric moter on the other side of it,and was wondering if it is possible to yank the motor off it and put a pully on the shaft of the blower,thus making a supercharger.could this work,and what would i have to do to the engine to make it work?my car is a 96 lx.

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i was thinking (no joke) to put an electric leaf blower motor on my intake for when i go drag racing. lol. how much hp do ya think this'll add?
PS: please dont flame!! lol latr
 

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Re: supercharger

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It is made out of metal.and no there isn't any bushing or bearings.
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The turbine shaft will be supported by either friction bearings or roller element bearings (ie bushings or bearings). It HAS TO HAVE at least one of these styles of bearings supporting it. The unit just doesn't magically sit it space. It could also be that if the housing is made of aluminium, that the bore in the housing in which the shaft sits is itself being used as the bearing.

Matt 8)
 

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I'm telling you there isn't in bushings or bearings on it. the motor is mounted in such a way that it dosn't touch the housing.oh and its of some sort of heating unit.
 

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is this the electronic supercharger? that thing that is a waste of money. Cuz if it is, that thing has bearings in the motor itself.
 

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I think i would know what i took it off of matt. :roll: It came of a buildings old heater unit.And the motor is 115v.i'll send a pic asap.
 

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It takes some where around 1000-1200 watts of electrical power to produce about 1psi of boost. But in your first post you said you wanted to add a pully, so you dont have to worry about a power inverter...
Dont get your hopes up too high, thess kind of idea's and projects dont really work out.
 

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lxscort96 said:
I'm telling you there isn't in bushings or bearings on it. the motor is mounted in such a way that it dosn't touch the housing.oh and its of some sort of heating unit.
Umm.... just playing captain obvious here.

So, the turbine is supported by the motors bearings. To add a pulley you will need to remove the motor. What will you support the turbine with? It's going to be way more hassel then any benifit to try and rig it up with bearings. This sounds like way to much work to put into something that may not even work. I don't even think it's worth mentioning setting up an inverter for the 115v motor, just add a lot of weight.

If it's off an old heating unit, these blowers are designed for very high air flow (massive CFM), but you won't get barly anything out of it for pressure.

A picture would help :wink:

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Hmm... 0.05 lbs of boost?? Wow... that translates to nearly .0034 horsepower!! ...and, that means a whopping extra .002652 hp to the pavement.. HOLY MOLEY... how ya gonna handle that kinda power? Best getcha some Z-rated tires...
 

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come on now, i'm serious, i have tons of free time to do this and i hoped the fine members of feoa could help. do you want to prove me wrong.
Anyways i am not planing on using the motor on it.like i said i am going to take it off and do whatever it take to make it work as a super charger. I have already built a custom cai(not for supercharger),wing,front diffuser,and i want to add a supercharger to my list.
 

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lxscort96 said:
come on now, i'm serious, i have tons of free time to do this and i hoped the fine members of feoa could help. do you want to prove me wrong.
Anyways i am not planing on using the motor on it.like i said i am going to take it off and do whatever it take to make it work as a super charger. I have already built a custom cai(not for supercharger),wing,front diffuser,and i want to add a supercharger to my list.
Here's the problem, your started in the wrong direction. Supercharger consume and need power and lots of it, 15-25hp just for a 2.0 inline 4, and they need to compress lots of and and produce lots of boost 5 psi is lot of air, a heater blower motor just is'nt ment to do what you want it to do.

Take all this spare time you have and hit junk yards for a supercharger, or better yet a turbo, there's more of them and there better than a Supercharger.
 
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