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Projects OT - My Compressed Air Vehicle

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by A-Wall, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. budd
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
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  2. Ice man
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 980

    Ice man

    Remember to buy a LONG hose. LOL, Iceman
  3. A-Wall
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 488


    wow! amazing links! thanks!

    It a worm drive unit from a rototiller.

    What i did was add 2 more cam lobes directly opposite from the originals. so the intake valve opens at TDC every stroke and the exhaust valve opens at BDC every stroke.

    good to know, that would be interesting to try. i might be trying nitrogen next. i did see that french car, pretty amazing.

    been there done that, the hose is so heavy went its long that the motor works harder just to drag the hose around!

    Yesterday i tried to run it on a propane tank filled to about 120psi of air and it went about 30-40 feet.
  4. GTS225
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
    Posts: 1,181


    I can't help but wonder if this would work with a 2-cycle engine. I suppose one would have to modify the ports. I'll have to think about it for awhile.......

  5. budd
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
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  6. FlynBrian
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 759


    Man, that is kool, looks like alot of fun!
  7. pyro3256
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
    Posts: 111

    from OKC

    convert it to steam. or maybe a cheapo electric road side compressor run of a batter, supplying a tank. and a generator running off a friction drive wheel. and there you go long range! nice job! boardum + beer= cool shit!

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