Introduction: Apocalypse Mad Max Super Charger
I attended a small festival that was Apocalypse themed ( mainly cars ).
With not much notice I Mad-Maxed mine up with some mud and a fake supercharger.
I liked the charger so much, that now, it is permanently on my car and makes virtually all men stare at it , as I go past with either slack jawed confusion or thumbs up laughter if they get the joke.
It is ok cruising past someone but I can feel slightly foolish when stopped at traffic lights next to a crowd of people; I just try to look dignified and press the switch that makes the wheel go round.
I will make a better video to show its full glory.
Step 1: Template
This is my whip; it has a skull stuck on with magnets to give it a bit of class .. but that has got to make way for the supercharger.
I made a cardboard box to represent the charger and already I was laughing; it looks great.
Step 2: Making the Body
It was very quick . . I cut out using a guillotine ( tin snips would do also) and a bench press ( or clamp over the edge of a bench and push down).
I just tack welded the ends on.
Step 3: The Moving Parts
I had an old underpowered drill that I had not used in ten years and a big pulley wheel that I was given.
I cut the base off the drill to make it smaller and to reach the contacts; I soldered on a long lead with a switch.
I then made a cradle for the drill inside the box, cushioned with some inner tube ; and, of course, a hole for the chuck.
I didn't want to fix the pulley wheel to the bolt in the drill ; I wanted the wheel to carry on moving after the drill was off, in the same way that a gatling gun carries on spinning for a while.
I tried various things to represent the air scoop but none looked right . . .. the rubber tube gave a humour element and the metal plant pot gave an oval scoopy feel.
Step 5: Rusty Time
I rustified the whole thing with vinegar and stuck it on the car with some rare Earth magnets scavenged from a hard drives.
I also covered the car in mud . . it looked very cool .. um . . that's it ....