I was reminded of an old forum thread
(hopefully the link works)
this week when an Aston owner asked my opinion of compressed air supercharging .
as a way of increasing his car's performance. I think his Aston Vantage is 2004ish. He seemed very enthused about the idea of installing something like this on his car. He wants more performance but does not want a lot of rework, some add-on he could then remove before selling the car some day. My opinion was that it was OK for drag racing but not so wonderful in daily driving, definitely not practical. He was bummed.
Basically, I don't like the idea of dragging around a couple of scuba tanks and then having to get them refilled. But dredging up the old thread idea, I do think a DIY type could replicate the old Ramaire system. For street use I think a compressor/tank makes more sense if you are only needing occasional bursts of acceleration. I could find space for it in a '55 Chevy. In a Vantage, not so much.
(Then I did a bit of Googling on the Ramaire inventors. Mr. Percival was dumped by GM and he sued them. No info on Mr. Ahrens.)
Anyway, it seems as though I must post a question here to get discussion started. Do you think compressed supercharging to be a good add-on for a street car?
Edited by scooperman, 03 November 2017 - 01:49.