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I was at a junkyard today and noticed they had a couple school buses. I know that most buses come with turbo chargers and I assume its a turbocharged diesel. Csn those turbo chargers be used in other applications? (i.e on an engine or homemade jet turbine engine)
 

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I know a guy who used to pick up the old Studabaker superchargers and used to make his own brackets and put them on everything from his inboard boat with a 351W in it to a 80's F-250. Superchargers are easy as all you need is an intake, bracket, belt driven off the crank, and into the carb, but a turbocharger is a little more complicated with intercoolers, piping, bracketry, and exhaust manifold work, and then into your carb.
 

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If the turbo is too big, it is only good for some top end and don't spool up for street use. Smaller turbos spool up quick at lower rpm's but aren't much good for top end. The size of the turbo does mater for your application.
 
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