This probably seems way over the top, but interesting nonetheless. I looked at the cubic inch displacement of a Honda VT1100, and did some calculations to determine that at 14000rpm, the CFM it could produce maybe be as high as 217. I have heard of conversions like this before though, and apparently they can’t go above 120 psi. I don’t know much about what I’m talking about, which is why I’m asking here. My idea is utilizing a significant portion of rear of my car, and mounting the engine to one of the rear control arms. A chain belt would be hooked to the rear axle and engine, and the motion of the rear axle would drive the engine. Of course, this is only theoretical. What are your thoughts?
I know a K5LA only uses 150 CFM, so if this feasible, you could use a five gallon tank, and you could keep on blasting endlessly if you wanted. The issue I see is having a pressure switch that can handle being consistently turned on and off several times a minute, and having a blow-off valve that could dump air fast enough to prevent an explosion if anything ever went wrong, as this would be a compressor that could possibly fill a five gallon tank faster than a K5LA could dump it.
If successful, it would pretty cool for the average horn collector to go out in the woods, and blast the horn for a good 10 minutes. Even better for a rail cart excursion run, or if your home sports team wins a championship.
Again, all theoretical. I’m really interested in running a dual York 210 setup though. 55 CFM at 4000rpm is pretty amazing still. I have been interested in the Mopar RV2 as well, but I don’t know enough about its performance to make any judgements.