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toomuch 04-27-2008 04:08 PM

It is strange how I stumbled upon this site. I started by googling tesla turbine motors in my novice and floundering quest to find high rpm devices that might be able to directly power a centrifugal turbo charger.* Eventually, after some hours of branching off to other subjects, I got arrived here.
I am probably not a typical ecomodder. I am interested in efficiency gains and saving money, but the sound of an enormous fuel sucking V8 engine is music to my ears :). I am interested in neck snapping acceleration, but not all out speed. However I am able to enjoy neither with my 2000 Corolla. :p I am interested in learning from this community, and contributing when possible.
I believe that humans are capable of producing far more efficient cars in the future, but I want to know about it now! I have aspirations of creating a quick hybrid out of a junk prius or insight.
If you read some or all of this, thanks.
(I am one of those guys that people say "You're too much!" to.;) )

*Why would I want to do this? Trying to find a way to power a centrifugal compressor independently of the engine. Very similar to the Thomas Knight electric air compressor that produces smaller PSI for a small amount of time.
Here is his site, complete with his own spin on the subject:

Arminius 04-27-2008 04:55 PM

Welcome toomuch! There are a few people with big vehicles and similar interests here.

SVOboy 04-27-2008 06:18 PM

Welcome to the site. I'm not too sharp with anything you're interested in, but a few here are?

Where're you from in jerz? I'm from mt holly.

toomuch 04-27-2008 06:23 PM

I'm relatively around that area. I'd rather not say much more than that though. Thanks for the warm welcome :) CRX's are awesome!

SVOboy 04-27-2008 06:42 PM

I'll stalk you, no worries, :)

I'm thinking of organizing a local meet for the area this summer, so keep that in mind, :)

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