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T-spec
07-12-2003, 08:01 PM
I'm gonna take a crack at machineing my own supercharger, but I don't think I can make the impeller. Anyone know where I could get just the impeller blade and for roughly how much? Thanks, Tom...:confused:

T-spec
07-12-2003, 11:52 PM
bump

Soldo
07-13-2003, 03:22 AM
*mw*
ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!
Wish i could help but i can't sorry, but your NUTS if you plan on FI that BEAST of an engine your planin on puttin in!!
but still, in the end, your still MY IDOL!!
*th-up*

T-spec
07-13-2003, 06:34 AM
Originally posted by SOLDOMATIC 325i
*mw*
ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!
Wish i could help but i can't sorry, but your NUTS if you plan on FI that BEAST of an engine your planin on puttin in!!
but still, in the end, your still MY IDOL!!
*th-up*

Thanks man!

djcontra
07-13-2003, 12:01 PM
Good luck mate! Even if it doesn't work right in the end, I'd still be impressed.

bmwm5lover
07-13-2003, 12:12 PM
WoW! has that even been attempted by anuone before?

T-spec
07-13-2003, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by bmwm5lover
WoW! has that even been attempted by anuone before?

I really don't know terry, but I like to be an inovator, just like with my splitter I've never seen one like that before so I gave it a shot and I for one think it looks pretty good.

bmwm5lover
07-13-2003, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by T-spec
I really don't know terry, but I like to be an inovator, just like with my splitter I've never seen one like that before so I gave it a shot and I for one think it looks pretty good.
No, it doesnt look good, it looks AMAZING!
Btw what was ur name again man, i forgot it?:confused: Im an idiot..

T-spec
07-14-2003, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by bmwm5lover
No, it doesnt look good, it looks AMAZING!
Btw what was ur name again man, i forgot it?:confused: Im an idiot.. Its Tom!

Can anyone else help me????:confused: :confused:

windsor318is
07-14-2003, 02:56 AM
have you called any junk yards yet?? im sure you can find one off of a factory piece..

T-spec
07-14-2003, 09:47 AM
Originally posted by windsor318is
have you called any junk yards yet?? im sure you can find one off of a factory piece..
They will only sell the whole turbo for way too much$$$ if they can find one.

Adriano
07-14-2003, 02:26 PM
I wouldn't bother. It's not like you can just machine a block of steel and throw an impeller into place. There is allot or R&D invested into the design for these things. You have to get the flow functioning properly along with about a million other variables. Besides by the time you invest into your carbides and pay for the turbine blades you might as well buy a small diesel turbo from a junkyard. I saw E46_lover selling a turbo for $1000 on this board.

djcontra
07-14-2003, 02:37 PM
Call up Vortech, or Paxton and ask them if they'll sell you the impellar. I'm sure you can make up a story about how your filter broke, and the supercharger sucked up a small animal and you need a new impellar :D

(but seriously, they should be able to sell you one as a rebuild part)

T-spec
07-14-2003, 07:01 PM
Originally posted by Adriano
I wouldn't bother. It's not like you can just machine a block of steel and throw an impeller into place. There is allot or R&D invested into the design for these things. You have to get the flow functioning properly along with about a million other variables. Besides by the time you invest into your carbides and pay for the turbine blades you might as well buy a small diesel turbo from a junkyard. I saw E46_lover selling a turbo for $1000 on this board.

I really appreciate your insight Adriano, but thats not the point, I like to test myself and see what I am capable of, and no offence man, I may be young but I'm not dumb, I know you can't just throw an impellar in a machined block and get instant boost. The guys that started Vortech,Paxton etc, all had to start somewhere, no? Plus how cool would it be to say, Yeah I machined my own blower! I'll give it a try and see what happens.

Djcontra: That sounds like a good idea, I'll try that!Thanks

T-spec
08-09-2003, 08:03 PM
Woo-Hoo! Found'em on ebay. 4 identical impellars all for $70 can incl shipping and handling, Score! Now to start the R&D on the housing:idea:

T-spec
08-09-2003, 08:04 PM
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T-spec
08-09-2003, 08:05 PM
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T-spec
08-09-2003, 08:06 PM
4*wiggle*

Adriano
08-10-2003, 02:59 AM
Well, I have to admit, after seeing your splitter, you are quite capable of the task and it would be sweet as hell if you made it work. Best of luck and please keep us updated!

Mr seville
08-10-2003, 03:05 AM
anyone remember the blower the guy made on vw vortex out of an old hair dryer???:D i wonder if it worked?:confused:

SpoolinS6
08-10-2003, 03:22 AM
if this actually works its ganna be crazy
id love to see the finished project!

InfinitiStyle
08-10-2003, 04:37 AM
can i see pics of your splitter?

SpoolinS6
08-10-2003, 04:47 AM
the pics in his sig......

T-spec
08-10-2003, 08:30 AM
Originally posted by InfinitiStyle
can i see pics of your splitter?

adriano: thanks man, I'll definately keep you guys updated but I wanna finish machining my 8 piston calipers and c/f hood first. I really appreciate your vote of confidence*wave*

M_powered thanks man.

Infinistyle: here you go!

T-spec
08-10-2003, 08:33 AM
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