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Old 05-28-2008, 11:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
Did you get that thing?
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Good point with the bearing load being a definite fallback. I think one would have to be designed strictly for this purpose. But then again you're probably right about not being strong enough. I think that it would strong enough at its peak RPM, but at the low RPM's the engine would be turning, I don't think the exhaust velocity would be great enough to make much happen.... Meh, if someone can come up with idea that isn't already integrated into a car these days, there's usually a good reason the car manufacturers haven't already done it. Although OTOH, the cost vs. FE table is starting to swing in favor of FE more and more everyday so maybe some of these ideas aren't so bad.
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