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(eBay)   For sale: TRI JET Turbine Powered Toyota MR2. What the hell is this?   ( divider line
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6061 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Oct 2001 at 12:00 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-10-01 08:07:35 PM  
This was on ebay a few months ago. Must have not sold the first time. I think those are the little jet engines that they use to wind up the bigguns on fighter jets.
2001-10-01 11:38:53 PM  
that thing looks like it would rock. although really, with the fat-ass console in there, you couldn't make out with your girlie or other-type friend.
2001-10-02 12:07:08 AM  
Yeah, this is a repeat.

Looks like the dummy couldn't get it off his hands the first time.

Of course since he just feels the urge to extol the virtues of that thing in ALL CAPS BABY, it's no surprise nobody reads the whole description. Or if they do, no surprise they don't give him any credence.
2001-10-02 12:07:51 AM  
This was also on Fark a few months ago if I remember correctly.......
2001-10-02 12:09:43 AM  
Should of used followup tag...
My 360cu engine sucks gas, this thing drinks it.
2001-10-02 12:10:38 AM  
The last time he listed it he said he hadn't really done much with the tires. I'm guessing he hasn't done much with the suspension either. That combined with the reduced weight in the back, the remval of ll aerodynamics on the back and the thrust being applied high on the body probably means the back tires will lift off the ground when you start getting up there in speed.
When that happens you'll probably hit the brakes, but since the back end is lifting off the ground and there's still thrust coming from the engine, only the front brakes will bite causing you to flip over.
At that point the car is scraping along the blacktop on those fragile looking pipes full of air/fuel mixture. Once these crack or wear through you're basically in a huge fireball.

That's my theory at least.
2001-10-02 12:13:00 AM  
Yeah this thing just pops up time and time and time again. Its also uglier than the Jets defense tonight.
2001-10-02 12:30:04 AM  
This could be a possoble Darwin award candidate.
2001-10-02 12:31:33 AM  
"Atomic Batteries to power, Turbines to speed, ready to move out!"
2001-10-02 12:31:57 AM  
They update really quick...Heh. I think that it it a failed attemp to make a Back to the future type of car...With a Toyota hehe
2001-10-02 12:33:56 AM  
Reduced weight in the back will cause it to rise? I don't know about your car, but having hundreds of pounds of jet engine doohickies in the back actually makes the back of my car pretty heavy!
2001-10-02 12:34:14 AM  
Did I read it right that it works on Jet or DIESEL fuel? Aren't those the total opposite ends of the spectrum?
2001-10-02 12:51:11 AM  
This is great!!
I was just looking for a car like that to drive around the desert fighting post-apocalyptical mutants.
2001-10-02 12:56:53 AM  
Why put it on a crappy car like a Toyota?

It would kick ass on, say, a Camaro.

So why put it on that piece of crap?
2001-10-02 01:05:39 AM  
I think this deserves a sound "Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee"
2001-10-02 01:06:38 AM  
GB, actually jet and diesel fuel are quite similar. Ever gone to the airport and smelled the lingering jet exhaust fumes? Smells like diesel to me. I believe they're both kerosene based. I've found they taste similar, too, especially when mixed with diet coke.

I wonder what this thing would do to the car behind it at a stop light?

So is there any kind of transmission at all on this thing or is it solely jet exhaust powered?
2001-10-02 01:08:57 AM  
E, how's that mullet doing? Got the new Lynrd Skynrd box set? Wife talked back lately?
2001-10-02 01:14:02 AM  
Yeah, and the 128569 Miles that's average for a "jet turbine"????????????????
2001-10-02 01:31:52 AM  
JuffoWup: The last time he posted it he said that the turbine engines were several hundred pounds lighter than the original engine and transmission.
2001-10-02 02:06:44 AM  
The reason he used an MR2 is that it has a rear (ok, technically mid) engine in the first place. A Camaro really wouldn't work, because the engine's in the front.

The MR2 is (I think, anyway) one of the cheapest mid-engine cars there is. The only other cars with engines there are mostly racers and Ferraris and stuff.
2001-10-02 02:10:40 AM  
For Sale: keyboard that features "lower case" keys!

2001-10-02 02:25:46 AM  
Yaysnfekshun, if I want any shiat out of you I'll squeeze your head.
2001-10-02 02:45:13 AM  
I looked at all the pictures but I didn't see the damn flux capacitor. 1.21 gigawatts!!!
2001-10-02 04:17:29 AM  
How can I trust I guy to build a car like that if he can't even type? Wouldn't he have cut corners in the construction if he doesn't have the patience to type "to" or "you" or use a shift key?

And what the fark is it "might do 120"? A stock MR2 could do that! Jesus what a farking idiot!
2001-10-02 05:55:59 AM  
You're walking down the street in downtown Des Moines, and you see a jet powered MR2. "Wow that looks spiffy" you think. Then you see the guy get in it pop the bonnet (hood for our US friends) and pull start a lawnmower engine...


Think I might've found one with an electric start...
2001-10-02 06:21:55 AM  
Adds a new dimension to "bananaanananana up the tail pipe".

BTW, I know how to start spelling bananananana, just not how
to finish...
2001-10-02 06:43:06 AM  
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2001-10-02 07:12:34 AM  
I tried reading the vehicle description, and now I have an urge to kill the owner of this car.
2001-10-02 07:32:45 AM  
And i have this car and it goes real fast and like it and i dont want to sell it and when im driving it i go weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

That cars not cool - its just downright faggy.
2001-10-02 07:35:47 AM  

The reason he used an MR2 is that it has a rear (ok, technically mid) engine in the first place. A Camaro really wouldn't work, because the engine's in the front.

The MR2 is (I think, anyway) one of the cheapest mid-engine cars there is. The only other cars with engines there are mostly racers and Ferraris and stuff.

What about going the full hog and buying a shiatty arsed mini. That would be cheaper and look just as gay.
2001-10-02 07:38:58 AM  
wait a minute...


you see that up there? @AOL???

</end of thread, time to start the email campaign>
2001-10-02 08:01:58 AM  
lmfao.... that is hilarious... I know a guy with a turbocharged mini van that runs 12 second 1/4 miles, check it out I couldnt believe it when I first saw it lol...
2001-10-02 08:02:26 AM lol sorry, theres the link to it
2001-10-02 08:05:25 AM  
GB, Jet-A and Diesel are almost the same fuel, but additives are added to Jet-A.
2001-10-02 08:08:49 AM  
Yeahhhh, duuuuude!
Stick it in a mo-fo camaro, duuude-
and wotch that mutha fly!

...makes my mullet fly
out the mo-fo sunroof, duuuude!!!
2001-10-02 08:32:50 AM  
I doubt that thing has passed rear-collision tests.

Yeah, I know, at 200 MPH you're not likely to be hit in the rear. But he did say it took a long time to get up to 50 MPH.
2001-10-02 08:48:41 AM  
I too have witnessed the tubrocharged minivans. Awesome thing. This mr2 is just rediculous. How can you have jet engines and only go 120??? That doesn't seem right, I was thinking like, 300mph with those puppies. Maybe they are the Geo of jet engines. Hah
2001-10-02 09:12:41 AM  
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2001-10-02 09:15:34 AM  
Obviously I have to post something.

These are not engines like you would find in a fighter jet. Engines in a fighter jet are axial flow turbojets and are specifically designed to operate as such. What this guy has done is taken turbos for diesel trucks and converted them into jet engines.

A turbo on an internal combustion engine utilizes the exhaust from the engine to drive a compressor to force air into the motor (A turbo-charger is actually a turbine and a compressor linked together in one assembly). This allows a denser fuel/air mixture to be burned in the motor, producing more power.

It's easy to turn a turbo-charger into a jet motor. Instead of an internal combustion engine, you use a combustor. The combustor is basically an empty can with an igniter, a flame holder, and an injector. Once the fuel/air mixture is ignited in the combustor, fuel can be continously injected to sustain the flame. In this way much higher temperatures can be acheived.

The hot gas is what produces power for the compressor and the thrust. The hot gas moves from the combustor, through the turbine, and then out through the nozzle. Motors like these are not very efficient because the turbo was not designed to operate in this manner.

On a side note, this thing would probably burn kerosene without a problem, since that's basically what jet fuel is.
2001-10-02 09:23:13 AM  
That turbocharged minivan is pretty damned cool. I've always wanted a 5.4L supercharged Ford cargo van with a tweaked-out racing suspension, but that'll cost more than a handful of nickles.
2001-10-02 09:29:38 AM  

I think he's sniffed a few too many kerosene fumes...
2001-10-02 10:20:47 AM  
how in the hell does that thing take 'awhile' to get to 50....last i heard, turbines propelled pretty damn fast
2001-10-02 11:10:56 AM  
2001-10-02 11:18:25 AM  
LOL, ayone else see the remark "Manual Transmission" near the top of the page?

"Daddy daddy! can I shift gears with your rocket engines?"
"Sure son, as soon as mom defuses the nuclear bomb you made in arts and crafts."
2001-10-02 12:25:42 PM  
What the hell is this?

A repeat.

Wow, that was a repeat of the above posts. If a post repeats itself within a repeating article...will it unravel the space time continuoum? Better grab my flux capacitor.
2001-10-02 02:00:03 PM  

2001-10-02 02:03:09 PM  
Where do you hook-up the JATO rocket?
2001-10-02 02:32:59 PM  
Repeat or not it still funny to see...

To think I could have seen it on the road some day.... that would have been cool....

*wonders what kind of breaks it has*
2001-10-02 04:26:02 PM  

And if it was a triple turbine-powered Pontanic Fiero, it would read:


-he who stacks pork
2001-10-02 06:08:11 PM  
jet car. JET CAR. JEEET CAAARRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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