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Old 01-20-2019, 09:29 AM   #11
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That was my exact idea, and why the Toyota SC12 is in the running. Cool little supercharger with an electric clutch on it. Looks like it would bolt right in to the slot where my a/c compressor was.

I would have to overdrive it to a pretty ridiculous degree to get it to push enough wind, but, with a switch rigged into the tach, I could have it auto engage and disengage to avoid over-revving it and shooting supercharger shrapnel into my intake. Or have the clutch stick and do exactly that.

From the math, a 1000 cc supercharger looks like what I would want to find. But these little AMR500 blowers can be had refurbished for the super cheap on fleaBay. So, figured I'd post on here to have some people shoot all kinds of holes in my idea first.

Not looking for a dragstrip mini truck here. Just want something novel that gets onto a highway a little easier. And maybe to listen to some boost whine. So, I'm hoping you're response is possible; it was my rationale.
I remember reading about those clutched blowers years ago, but I don't remember the conditions under which they kicked them in - was it low or high rpm, or maybe based on load? Did they have a means of byapassing the air flow around the blower when it was off, or didn't that matter?
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:06 AM   #12
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I remember reading about those clutched blowers years ago, but I don't remember the conditions under which they kicked them in - was it low or high rpm, or maybe based on load? Did they have a means of byapassing the air flow around the blower when it was off, or didn't that matter?
From what I've read, they are a two lobe roots style, so when switched off, it doesn't seem to impede flow.

They were used in the Previa minivan on a Mad Max style controller. Guess it was for when you were late to soccer and needed to become the Road Warrior.

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