Re: [DML] engine swap?
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Re: [DML] engine swap?



Marc,

Originally, in the beginning of this project, I decided that I wanted
to have the engine retain it's "factory" air cleaner style, even though
I knew that the air cleaner is fairly restrictive. To keep the air
cleaner mounting the same, yes, I decided to use the fuel meter
housing, but completely gut it. I  removed the air flow sensor plate
with counter balance mechanism, the fuel distributor, the anti-backfire
block and everything else that didn't belong. After I cleaned it up,
resealed the two halves, and fabricated a block-off plate where the
fuel distributor was, it seems to have better flow!

Recently, I have discovered that even though the passenger side
fuel rail clears the bottom of the air cleaner, which I checked for
early on in the project, the injector connectors and wiring actually
might be in the way! Now I am thinking about using a Volvo cold
air intake like I have seen on some cars (like Danny's time machine
in Garden Grove), but of course still with the gutted fuel meter
housing.

I did think about custom intake alternatives, but decided at the
moment to try the stock unit. However, this EFI conversion
keeps evolving, so we will see what happens!  :-)

Daniel
VIN 10920

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Marc Levy wrote:

>Did you remove the stock fuel meter housing?  IMHO,
>this item is restrictive (Well, the whole intake is!)
>and you will see an improvement with it removed.
>
>The last EFI DeLorean discussed on the DML had a
>custom intake manifold too.  Maybe you want to
>investigate something like that?
>
>Good luck!  I am glad to see some more people doing
>EFI conversions on the DeLorean.  With any luck, it
>will be a well documented process that others can
>copy.
>
>--- "Daniel F." <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
><SNIP>
>  
>
>>I also agree that keeping the original PRV is a good
>>idea for many reasons. That is why I decided to just "modernize"
>>it, instead of just swapping it out for a different engine. Besides
>>the EFI, I also have professionally-made custom headers and exhaust
>>system (which I cannot take credit for), K&N air filter and
>>Accel coil, and I love the performance. When you open the engine
>>cover it looks basically stock with the exception of some fuel
>>rails and no K-Jetronic fuel system clutter!
>>




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