"The Black Interceptor"

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"The Black Interceptor"

Postby racerx » Fri Apr 18, 2003 2:12 am

Quote: Originally posted by DetritusMaximus on 09 April 2003






But you can't turn a real blower on and off, either.Image Except for the late eighties MR2.



Even that wasn't a manual switch. Much like the blowers on the new AMG Mecedes, it simply declutched when it wasn't under load.
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"The Black Interceptor"

Postby Blackonblack » Fri Apr 18, 2003 5:42 pm



Just some funny facts about the spanish version of Mad Max 1, all concerning the confussion with the car's names:


- In the car you can see in the video-case ( VHS ), there's the script "Interceptor" in white letters in the front bumper.


- When Charlie and Goose are keeping Johnny chained in the office, waiting until Fiffi arrives, Charlie says ( With his voice modified by the electronic device in his neck ) : I can already imagine how the Interceptor looks like"


- In the underground garage, the mechanic says the car has got "double (combustion) chamber", and there is no reference to any "nitro"....I suppose that few people here have an idea about what that is.
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"The Black Interceptor"

Postby DetritusMaximus » Fri Apr 18, 2003 7:19 pm

Quote: Originally posted by racerx on 18 April 2003




Quote: Originally posted by DetritusMaximus on 09 April 2003






But you can't turn a real blower on and off, either.Image Except for the late eighties MR2.






Even that wasn't a manual switch. Much like the blowers on the new AMG Mecedes, it simply declutched when it wasn't under load.






I realise the MR2 unit used a clutch and was automatic, but it shows that you 'can' switch' a blower on and off. At the time, though, I think the limiting factor was a clutch unit that could handle the sudden load and the high rpm. Not too different from the a/c clutch mechanism, but the loads and stresses are pretty high. Plus, to manually switch it, you need two different maps for fuel since there would be no set rpm that it comes on.


And I'm happy to hear about the Mustang with an on/off blower. Isn't technology wonderful?Image Was it a 'Rootes' type or centrifugal?
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Postby camchain » Sun May 18, 2003 3:08 pm

If you used a blower onto a carb aspirated and standard points type system instead of an ECU controlled injected engine, you don't need to worry about fuel maps. Bearing in mind, that this was a 70's engine in the car, it was probably an entirely mechanical one with no black boxes to mess things up. Myself and a colleague have been trying to work out a decent way for switching the blower on and off at will and there are quite a lot of options that a mechanic with a decent budget and workshop could knock together with a piece from here and a piece from there (as the black on black was).
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