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Snotty

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« on: April 23, 2008, 10:09:20 AM »

Reading Jay's question about mufflers and the responces made me think: do you know why "Turbo" mufflers got that name?
What's you answer?
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 10:18:19 AM »

Was originally designed for the Corvair turbo.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 10:37:56 AM »

For the same reason GM called their automatic transmission Turbo-hydramatic.  It sounded good.

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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 12:55:32 PM »

It swirled the air around inside creating a great sound and an alleged better flow
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008, 01:22:57 PM »

Boy, that was answered quickly! 
 
I didn't know that about the TH, however.  I did always wonder where that name came from.
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2008, 03:42:21 PM »

What I win
 
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2008, 09:59:53 AM »

Actually, Steve, I was talking about Carman's answer.  They came from the '64 Turbo Corvair.  Due to the exhaust routing for the turbo a shorter, fatter muffler was needed that would also allow better flow for quicker exit.  Gearheads found they worked great on V-8s and Viola'!
 
You just described what they did, not how they got their name.
 
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2008, 10:07:27 AM »

Kindly mail my prize to my house.......
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2008, 01:35:07 PM »

I have a feeling, we are both right.  It was designed for the Corvair. OK, I didn't know that.  But from what I read, that is the principle inside.
 
Now you need TWO prizes. 
 
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2008, 02:42:56 PM »

I shudder thinking what the prize might be...  It'll be GREEN I'm thinkin'... 
 
Good trivia though!  My mom had a Corvair Spyder vert back when Ralph Nader decided to leave em' alone and pursue faulty toasters .  Her's was a '66 if I remember correctly.
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2008, 09:26:26 PM »

I've always wanted a Corsa.  'Vair people will know the only years they existed.
 
One of my Youth Directors had ne when I was a kid.  I loved the 6 gauge package , the 4-speed, and the 4 carbs.  Plus, it was one of the first cars I ever drove.
 
Could never find one for a price I could swing though.
 

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