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5 minutes ago, 2gypsies said:

How does he even see out of it to drive?  Probably can't even pass a registration test.  Yep... donate to a charity instead.

If you read the text on the link provided, it says there are 4 cameras and 4 screens to see ahead.

For a bit less $$$$, you put a few baby Cummins up there and make more HP.

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I like the idea and looks of the two 12-71s, but the superchargers in series is dumb, and looks worse.  Should have turbos and intercoolers.

useful? No, but will always draw a crowd wherever you show up.  

I think that meets the definition of art, looks interesting, creates conversation, but practically useless.

i would take it over a monet. 

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Hi Everyone,

There was a video out there 6 to 7 years ago when ' Mad Mike ' had his diesel engine on a dyno. He is like a " Mad Scientist ". He is beyond Gear Head. lol.

Al

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23 hours ago, Exile said:

I like the idea and looks of the two 12-71s, but the superchargers in series is dumb, and looks worse.  Should have turbos and intercoolers.

useful? No, but will always draw a crowd wherever you show up.  

I think that meets the definition of art, looks interesting, creates conversation, but practically useless.

i would take it over a monet. 

That is a 2 stroke Detroit, you have to have a supercharger to scavenge the exhaust and get a good intake air charge. You can also add a turbo (the factory did as well after a few years) to feed the supercharger for more power.

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On 11/28/2019 at 5:45 PM, GeorgiaHybrid said:

That is a 2 stroke Detroit, you have to have a supercharger to scavenge the exhaust and get a good intake air charge. You can also add a turbo (the factory did as well after a few years) to feed the supercharger for more power.

Yep, uniflow engines require a blower to operate at low rpm before a turbo will provide enough scavenge pressure.  Can be done with an electric fan also, though not usually on automotive engines.  

it is putting blowers in series that i object to.  Just wasted effort, turbos are generally more efficient at higher rpms.  But then again, i have never built a 3500 hp engine.  what he did obviously works, just seems inefficient. 

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6 hours ago, Exile said:

it is putting blowers in series that i object to.  Just wasted effort, turbos are generally more efficient at higher rpms.  But then again, i have never built a 3500 hp engine.  what he did obviously works, just seems inefficient. 

Just shows the goal was "WOW" factor, rather making something that actually works.  There's a lot more reflective surface on a "blower" than on a turbo housing.😜

Or, in this case, more surface area on which to apply lipstick, but it's still just a big pig.

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The injector hats with butterfly's is a nice touch on a diesel😉

Let's see 12 8-71 blowers with a conservative parasitic draw of 100HP each, that package of 2 buzzin dozen should make a lot more power with a different induction system.      

I get it that it is an "art car" personally it is rather clunky but hey, I haven't come up with some 12 million dollar beast 🙊

As an old car guy told me long ago, their IS an ass for every seat.

 

Steve

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Notice the trucking company name on the doors? The cost might have been eligible to amortize/write-off the books as advertising expense.

An aside, many years ago- 1998, an OTR independent trucker showed his 1,000HP daily driver. He said when towing an empty trailer he could spin the tires at 40 MPH.

I would've hated to pay his fuel bills.

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Staged turbochargers add their pressures together supplying higher manifold pressure (“boost” in internet speak) at lower turbine rpm. Roots type blowers on vacuum trucks just got bigger - never added one to another to increase capacity to move the atmposphere.

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On 11/30/2019 at 9:41 PM, Ray,IN said:

Notice the trucking company name on the doors? The cost might have been eligible to amortize/write-off the books as advertising expense.

An aside, many years ago- 1998, an OTR independent trucker showed his 1,000HP daily driver. He said when towing an empty trailer he could spin the tires at 40 MPH.

I would've hated to pay his fuel bills.

Every tune increases power while giving increased fuel economy. Approx 15:1 air to fuel ratio no apply in the gear jammer cafe 😀 If a guy could get a class 8 engine tuned to 2000hp I figure you’d have to stop and take fuel out of the tanks...

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6 hours ago, noteven said:

Every tune increases power while giving increased fuel economy. Approx 15:1 air to fuel ratio no apply in the gear jammer cafe 😀 If a guy could get a class 8 engine tuned to 2000hp I figure you’d have to stop and take fuel out of the tanks...

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