The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
12/6/17 8:39 a.m.

The standard internal combustion engine’s operation is good, but it could be better. While the pistons’ intake strokes do draw air into the combustion chamber, that process is limited by the ambient air pressure.

Now if that intake charge could be fortified—say compressed so there’s more oxygen in…

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pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
1/26/18 12:44 p.m.

Cliff's Notes: Magic whirly-thing uses air to make fast-fast.  

MazdaFace
MazdaFace HalfDork
1/26/18 12:47 p.m.
pinchvalve said:

Cliff's Notes: Magic whirly-thing uses air to make fast-fast.  

Probably my favorite post in literally ever.

Bobcougarzillameister
Bobcougarzillameister MegaDork
1/26/18 12:54 p.m.

In reply to pinchvalve :

I thought there was unicorn dust sprinkled on the blades.

NickD
NickD UltraDork
1/26/18 1:47 p.m.

This hasn't been posted yet? Ya'll are slacking

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro PowerDork
1/26/18 1:59 p.m.

Can cause danger to manifold which makes your floorboards fall out.

sleepyhead
sleepyhead HalfDork
1/26/18 2:45 p.m.

In reply to Trans_Maro :

I thought that's what happens when you spray the NAWS too soon?

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/26/18 3:16 p.m.

Here's how they work on rotaries.

te72
te72 New Reader
1/27/18 1:18 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

Wish you weren't so right... they're so much fun while they last.

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
1/27/18 1:55 p.m.

ohh... snail shaped pre muffler

scottdownsouth
scottdownsouth Reader
1/27/18 2:43 p.m.

More boost Scotty ! we still have head gaskets and no knocking sounds !

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
3/19/20 12:03 p.m.
NickD said:

This hasn't been posted yet? Ya'll are slacking

You beat me to it.  I came here to add this:

 

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
3/19/20 12:06 p.m.
Trans_Maro said:

Can cause danger to manifold which makes your floorboards fall out.

I thought you had to push the little red button to do that.  Isn't that the 'floor ejector' button?

1SlowVW
1SlowVW Reader
3/19/20 12:08 p.m.
Fueled by Caffeine said:

ohh... snail shaped pre muffler

Told someone the other day that mine was a smog pump.

ShawnG
ShawnG UltimaDork
3/19/20 1:51 p.m.

So sad that the forum post this came from has been deleted, some people will remember:

Tingbudongle
Tingbudongle
3/19/20 2:12 p.m.

In reply to Trans_Maro :So.... You're telling me my Mom's 74 Ford Pinto had a TURBO??  Way to go Mom!  And I just thought she had the optional Flintstone brakes (hidden under the plywood)!!!

 

slowbird
slowbird Dork
3/19/20 4:44 p.m.

In reply to ShawnG :

Every so often I remember that drawing and laugh. One of my oldest internet memories.

03Panther
03Panther Reader
3/21/20 1:47 a.m.
pinchvalve said:

Cliff's Notes: Magic whirly-thing uses air to make fast-fast.  

You're not in traffic, you are traffic.

I like that!

ShawnG
ShawnG UltimaDork
3/21/20 9:24 a.m.
GabiJohnson said:

Told someone the other day that mine was a smog pump.

Came up with that all by yourself? cheeky

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/21/20 9:24 a.m.

Guess that means I have twin smog pumps

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/21/20 9:40 a.m.

It is interesting how things have evolved. Turbo use to I mply Performance but now it is a key part of making cars much more economical.  My Biturbo 4matic CLS 550 has been averaging a shade over 30 mpg. The ford eco boost was instrumental in changing turbos association from performance to economy. 

A 401 CJ
A 401 CJ SuperDork
3/7/21 5:32 p.m.

In a nutshell, it makes more power because it enables you to burn more fuel.  The rest is marketing.

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