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Old 09-09-2012, 12:04 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Mythbusters tried blast-shockwave propulsion with a dummy strapped to a kite earlier in the season. Doesn't work without something to bounce the blast off of. Then again, the dummy was not sitting on the explosive.

Get close enough to make it work, though, and the shockwave will probably kill the driver.

On-topic, just talked to a guy who actually bought one of those turds on a whim. He said it actually did help his carbureted motor. Smoothed out the idle and improved off-idle response. Did absolutely bupkiss after. Exactly what you'd expect from 1 psi or so of boost.
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