+There was a guy that ran one back in the late 60's early 70's on the west coast that went 200+ consistently, in a regular old open cart. Fast and dead silent. Quiter than a turbo motor if you can imagne that!!!!
Yeah Skip, thats what we need, a Turbonique mounted to the front of the output shaft. Rules? RULES?? We don't read no stink'n rules! :wink2:Turbonique also made some units that bolted on to the rear end housing. Kind of turned your car into a turbo prop. The thrust turned an impeller that was hooked to the ring and pinion and the car was driven through the tires.
Saw a Chevelle and a GTO at Lions that were using that set up. I think that it was good for taking at least 3 seconds of ET off about a 13 second car. They said that they were working on larger units also.
I think that Turbonique is still in business or back in business under another name.
If Bob hooked one to his V-drive, it would be quite a ride coming out of the last corner to the finish line.
Better check the rule book on that one.
As far as karts at Bonneville, I served as crew chief for a shifter kart at Bonneville. We set the world record for the WKA Legal Shifter Kart speed runs in both 250cc and 500cc classes. The USFRA outlawed karts at Bonneville after that year. Pics attached (speed run pic = me on the left).That is way cool. It has salt flats written all over it.