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Commodore driver on ice fits leaf blower supercharger

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by ozNick, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. ozNick

    ozNick Active Member

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    Upon closer inspection, the vehicle was fitted with a Black and Decker garden leaf blower under its bonnet, acting as some sort of ghetto supercharger system. Somewhat remarkably, this makeshift forced induction system could actually work. The Hot Rod Network did a test to see whether leaf blowers made any difference to dyno tests and discovered that when two were connected up, their 1985 Corvette C4 made an additional ten horsepower (7kW).

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    See also here:
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