Leaf-Blower Supercharging a 1978 Chevrolet Monza Spyder! - Roadkill Episode 16
On this episode of Roadkill, it's fun with Leaf Blowers. Experts on the
Internet said it would never work. That's never stopped Freiburger and
Finnegan, and this time on Roadkill the guys put the theory to the test:
can hardware-store leaf blowers supercharge an engine and make power? Step
one was buying a '78 Monza Spyder with a 305 V8 and a four-speed stick.
Step two was to take it to the shop of HOT ROD Drag Week racer Jeff Lutz to
tune it up, swap the engine to a 350, Dyno test it with five leaf
blowers, and do a whole bunch of needless burnouts. Step three was to drive
the Monza to Willmington, Ohio, for the East Coast Timing Association's
Ohio Mile event, a standing-mile race where they'd find out if leaf-blower
power adds up to more speed in the real world. The outcome? Who really
cares? Because on Roadkill, it's always about the adventure. And more
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Street Car Drag Racing 7-second 1/4 Mile "In-Car" Video
Sit down, buckle up, and get ready to go from 0-173 mph in less than 8
seconds in the quarter mile!!!
Check out www.10wideracing.com
Get behind the wheel of a 1,500+ horsepower big block (with a
500 hp nitorus kit) in a 3,500 lb Chevrolet street car for the ride of your
Keep an eye on the tach as it pegs 8,000 rpm !!!
Turbo Mustang almost hits the gravel
Barona Drag Strip is an eighth-mile track with limited shutdown, so drivers
can't waste any time getting on the brakes past the finish line. This racer
literally stopped six inches short of the gravel, despite dual parachutes.
A good save, though!