[DML] Re: Turbocharger availability
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[DML] Re: Turbocharger availability


There have been at least three DeLorean-specific turbo kits available 
over the years.  The Island Twin Turbo Kit, the BAE Single Turbo Kit, 
and the DMC ONLY Intercooled Single Turbo Kit from Harry Ward.  As 
far as I know, all of these kits used IHI Turbos in either single or 
twin configuration.  The Island Kit makes about 210 HP and I think 
the BAE Kits makes about the same.  The lesser known DMC ONLY Kit 
claims to make your DeLorean "200+ H.P.".  I know more about the DMC 
ONLY Kit mainly because I own the last kit Harry Ward put together.  
The instructions specify the use of an IHI RH136 turbo, but when I 
met Harry Ward in California in the summer of 2004, he was using an 
IHI RHB6T-542 turbo pushing 9 psi and putting out 250 - 260 HP.  This 
was possible through the use of an intercooler and his special 
instructions for fuel enrichment.  He also had made his own knock 
sensor and a few other James Bond-like gadgets.  He told me that with 
his kit, he has pushed more than 10 psi. at certain times in his 
ownership, and that he has hit about 320 HP on the same PRV-6.  He 
also says that he has never had to open the engine and make any 
changes to the internals either.  This year I bought the last kit he 
had remaining in his shop sans the turbo and the turbo-back exhaust 
system.  Harry Ward did say that if there was enough interest, he may 
consider making turbo kits again, but as of this writing, he is no 
longer making them.  I might consider parting with this kit if I 
still haven't installed it by the Spring of 2006.  Let me know if you 
have any questions.

BTW - AZ-D Club Mechanic, Ryan Gould had a DeLorean with Harry Ward's 
DMC ONLY kit and let Don Steger of DeLorean Motor Center take it 
around the block.  According to Ryan, "Don said that his was the 
fastest turbo with an automatic transmission that he had ever driven."

Thank you,
Ben Ferguson (Captain Hydrogen)
Arizona DeLorean Club, Car Cruise Director - VIN 10365

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "dmc_5180" <dmc_5180@xxxx> wrote:
> Pat,
> TurboManifold is your only option that I know of.  But the IHI 
turbo's that they used to 
> supply aren't availible any more. I am not sure if they ever found 
a replacement for them.  
> Also the last I heard the kit was over $8K.
> The single BAE turbo kit is no longer availible either, but on a 
very rare occaision have 
> shown up on E-bay at least once that I know of.
> It is easier to buy a car with them installed. They do show up for 
sale now and then.
> Dennis 
> 5180
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "patmolamphy" <patmolamphy@xxxx> 
> >
> > Is anyone know of availbale turbo package.  There used to be a 
> > that advertised in the DMC magazine, but trying to find out the 
> > source for a turbocharger unit.
> > Pat
> > 5252
> >

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