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Welcome back to Warped perception. This is episode 5 of the see-through engine
series. If you haven’t seen any of the previous episodes. And you want to watch those first. They’re all in the series playlist. In chronological order. If not I’m going to jump right into it. And bring you up to speed. Now in the previous episode I try to blow
this engine up. By running nitromethane. With aggressive timing. And just pure RPM. And to my surprise the only thing that happened. Is that it blew a head gasket. now this is the engine with new head gaskets
installed. A new transparent head. Oh and I changed the oil. that’s how the oil looks from the last episode. Wow that’s strange it’s kind of like jelly. Look at that. I don’t know what that is. But that’s what we have left over from the
nitromethane blow-up attempt. There’s some metal shavings and stuff in there. But nothing really crazy. Now before anything I’m going to start this
engine up. And show you that it’s in perfect running
condition. Before moving on. That sucker has compression look at that. It’s vaporizing. all right as you can see
the engine is in perfect working condition. Even after all that abuse. Now that we know the engine runs. I’m going to up the ante and add nitromethane. Aggressive timing. A turbocharger. And last but not least a dyno. So we can measure the performance of the engine
every step of the way. And see which modification makes the biggest
difference. first thing I have to do build the dynamometer. I decided to go low-tech and build a literal
brake Dyno. out of a basic disc brake kit. Some creativity. And a bit of Machining. I think my Dyno design. Is going to make it really easy for anybody
to understand. What horsepower is. And how it’s measured. This Dyno is also going to allow me to load
the engine. As well as track the horsepower output. Through each modification. To see which one is making the biggest difference. So the brake Dyno is installed. And like I said before. This is a literal brake Dyno. so I am literally
going to be measuring how much brake horsepower this engine is making. And if you’re not familiar with what horsepower
is. Horsepower is work over time. And 1 horsepower equals lifting 33000 lb. A distance of 1 foot. In 1 minute. to calculate the horsepower. We need to know how many foot pounds of torque
it’s producing. Now 1 foot pound of torqueperiod is created
by one pound of force. Acting at a perpendicular distance of 1 foot
from the Pivot Point. The Pivot Point here is our crankshaft. But in this case the distance from the center
point of that shaft. To this pin up here. Is exactly 6 inches. come up with since we have 6 in whatever measurement
we come up with. Will just divide that in half. And that will be how many foot pounds the
brake is generating. and last but not least the way with that we’re going to apply pressure
to the brake rotor. Is with this master cylinder right here. And the way this works is I kind of rig this
up. So we can turn it And lock it into each position. a place your bets right now is that how much
horsepower does engine can make. Because we’re about to see. I’m going to the control the throttle. While Diana gradually increases the master
cylinder pressure. Increasing the load on the engine. Until we get that sweet spot. and we’re at
the maximum amount of torque that this engine will produce. Oh no the head cracked. That was a pretty good run. Especially considering that we don’t have
a proper spark plug installed in the engine. I calculated about 2.5 horsepower. And about five foot pounds of torque. it looks like the load does make a big difference. Because this right here is the first time
I have ever cracked the head. And there’s even a little tiny pieces of glass
inside the engine cylinder look at that. next thing I’m going to do is remove the transparent
head. And mount the stock head in its place. and this is going to be a great comparison
between the make-do spark plug in the transparent cylinder head. And a proper spark plug and proper compression
with the stock cylinder head. Let’s run it ready to go. Stock head gasoline let’s see how much power
it makes. Okay that was a great run. Now it’s time for us to calculate how much
horsepower the engine made. And unfortunately I forgot to install the
tachometer. I decided to pull the engine back into the
garage. Install the tachometer that I forgot to install
in that previous run. And do one more run on gasoline with an accurate
RPM measurement. To get a good Baseline on what this engine
is making stock on gasoline. Then I’m going to move on to the nitromethane.
this is a tachometer that I’m going to be using for this episode. And I don’t know about you but I like when
I see a product being used in a real situation. Because if I buy it I know what to expect. In this case is going to get used and abused. And if it fails it’s going to be on camera. And if it doesn’t you know it’s good. So if you’re interested in buying this tachometer. I put a link in the description below because
I see a lot of cool uses for this. Including this one. Tachometer is installed and it looks fantastic. Ready to do our first accurate Baseline run
on gasoline. Alright that’s our background. Run number 1 accurate Baseline gasoline. Alright let’s see how much power this makes. alright so apparently. I didn’t account for this screw vibrating
loose inside of the scale. I’m going to put the scale back together and
do one more run. It’s always something. I’m just going to get some red Loctite and
fill up this screw. Put this back together. I definitely picked the right scale. Because this thing went right back together
again. Hopefully our scale doesn’t break this time. Ready baby. so that right there is almost exactly 9 foot
pounds divided by 2. Which is 4.5 foot pounds x 3600 RPM on the money. Which equals 16200 divided by 5252. which
equals 3.084 horsepower. That’s pretty amazing that this thing after
all this abuse is still making the rated horsepower. Time for the Nitromethane. I just have to change a timing but Nitro in
the tank and ready to go. Okay so that was a fantastic run pretty entertaining. We’re going to calculate the horsepower real
quick. We were at 4000 RPM. we’re going to multiply
that by our foot pounds of torque. Which in this case is 14 divided by 2 equals 7, equals 28000
and we’re going to divide that by 5252 to get our horsepower number. Which is 5.33 horsepower on nitromethane. That was pretty impressive 5.33 horsepower
on nitromethane. With just a little bit more timing. And I opened up the needle for the carburetor
all the way until it was almost falling out. To get as much Nitro in there as possible. So for this next test I’m going to take the
sequential turbo charger. Off of an SL 65 and modify it to fit on this
3 horsepower engine. okay I have the turbo all installed on the
Briggs. I mean it looks like something I haven’t ever
seen before. I’ve always wanted to put a turbo on one of
these small engines. And I just never did. But now it’s done. I put a spring on the wastegate here to keep
it closed. Because I’m hoping to build some boost. I put a viewing window here on the intake. The turbo is being lubricated by this Loop
tube. The only thing I don’t like about the way
that this is set up. Is that I had to use a wet system. Which means I have the carburetor mounted
to the turbocharger. And the turbocharger is pulling in the air-fuel
mixture. Compressing it. And then forcing it into the engine. I don’t like that because that’s kind of how
the first forced induction cars were set up with this wet system. And there’s a lot of problems with this but
I think it’s going to do for this. And now that the turbo is mounted modified
and ready to go. Let’s see what the engine does and how much
horsepower it makes On turbo and nitromethane. Okay so that run was kind of disappointing. We maxed out at about 6 foot pounds of torque
at 3500 RPM. Or actually 3 foot pounds because we need
to divide that in half. So only 3 foot pounds at 3, 500 RPM. no wonder
why they don’t use the wet system any more for turbocharged vehicles. It made last power than the naturally-aspirated
setup. so what I’m going to do is I’m going to try
one more time. Tune it a little bit and give it as much fuel
as possible and see what it does. Hopefully it makes more horsepower else its
going to be really disappointing. Oh there goes I think it made more power. I heard the turbo start spooling up and making
some boost. Did you hear it it went woohoo. so that got me excited I heard the turbo start
spooling up and it was like woohoo making boost. I don’t know where all that oil burning came
from. It could have been from the bearing in the
turbocharger or from the piston rings. maybe the piston rings are getting messed
up. If you listen the engine is making kind of
a little creaking noise. So I don’t know what that is. But with this run it maxed out at about 7
foot pounds of torque at 3650 RPM. And I don’t know if it was that much better
then the naturally-aspirated nitromethane run. But let’s do the math real quick and we’ll
see. So we got 3650 RPM x 7 foot pounds of torque. Divide that by 5252 and that’s our horsepower,
so. the numbers don’t lie unfortunately it only
made 4.86 horsepower With the turbo on nitromethane. So that’s kind of disappointing I’m sure this
thing will make way more power. But I’m going to end this video right here. Because this thing is taking just way too
long. This was a lot of building and everything
else and it didn’t blow up. It didn’t make more horsepower than the nitromethane
alone but. yeah if you want to see another video on these
engine I’ll definitely do one. I’m thinking maybe just fix these problems
because. I’m sure that this thing has to be able to
make about 8 or 10 horsepower with the turbo That’s just my guess. I don’t know how I can get it to work maybe
at a fuel injector. Some type of engine management system maybe. I’m going to look around and see if there’s
a company that makes that. And maybe I’ll bring it up in another episode
it was kind of fun. So let me know what you think thanks for watching. Hopefully you enjoyed that long painful episode
and process I’m trying to get more power out of this engine. But I think I maxed it out I mean. Putting a Turbocharger and nitromethane and
timing on this 3 horsepower engine. it still didn’t blow up and that’s pretty
amazing. So tell me what you think thanks for watching
and see you next time. This is going to be so cool you know how many
people have wanted to see this thing Dynoed on nitromethane a lot.

27 thoughts on “See Thru Engine on Turbo Nitro and Dyno (How much HP does it make?)

  1. ROFL the turbo needs 100 times the flow to produce any boost that turbo is way to big for such a small engine to do anything with! you need a ATV size turbo not off of a car!

  2. If you really want to make this engine roar you simply need an old smog pump from like a 79 Lincoln. It will serve as a supercharger. It will make crazy power and may even force a rod out the side. A bigger carb is a must also. Try finding one from a old 12-16 hp Kohler or such.

  3. I think you are 100% out of carb. Nitro requires more fuel air than gas and throwing a turbo ontop of that. You probably need way less timing idk. hope you get it to work though. Will probably need to gap rings too if you want it to live, but im sure you dont. Good luck love the vids.

  4. Are you sure its not “multiply by 2?” If its at six inches it’s already divided right?

    Or shorter arm has more force?

  5. I'll give you you are a fantastic fabricator you got a good mind for all the way things out but you know zero about turbocharging and I'd like to see you revisit this episode because most of what you said is incorrect and within about 30 minutes time I can have that motor making twice the horsepower is making now with the same setup thanks get it right

  6. Hate to break it to you but if you half the distance to the brake, you quadruple the torque…. This means you should be dividing by 4, not 2.

  7. you divided by 2 instead of multiplying by 2. if you have 10 lbs of force on a 0.5ft lever, if you double the length to get the full 1 ft, then you would double the force. Turbo made less power cause it was to big and was not spooling, just became a restriction

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  9. Turbo is WAY to big for that setup, you need one of these for turbos for very small engines RHB31 VZ21. Remove the downsized exhaust pipe, turbo do not need back pressure after theyre exit as the turbo itself is the back pressure. Get a bigger carb and put an inline boost gauge.

  10. Oklahoma city needs another dirt track after the one at the fairgrounds was shutdown because the cars shook the the foundation in the grandstand loose. The point is there are a lot of folks that would like to see one. Do you here that you people that can do somthing about it.

  11. You should shave the stock head for more compression. Use a mill (best idea), lathe (also a pretty good tool), or a belt sander (a little risky because the head could be shaved unevenly). Also, port out the intake and exhaust for better flow and get a bigger carb.

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