Re: [DML] "Fastest" DeLoreans (WAS: Don Steger's cams)
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Re: [DML] "Fastest" DeLoreans (WAS: Don Steger's cams)



Ryan,

A Fairly complete run down of the Gale Bank's engine can be read at this Link.

http://www.entermyworld.com/articles/various-1989/ 

Thr article Title is: RUN DMC, The worlds fastest delorean.

All of the info you are looking for can found in it.  They're are several articles on this site 
page the one you need is near the bottom.

Dennis


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Ryan Wright" <ryanpwright@...> wrote:
>
> On 12/23/06, BRUCE BENSON <delornut@...> wrote:
> >
> > The car in question has a twin turbo intercooled Buick Grand National engine that was
> > "tricked out" by Gale Banks. It features, among many things, a dry sump oiling 
system. I
> > believe it's rated is somewhere near 500hp. It's miles apart from the Fiero 3.8.
> 
> Bruce,
> 
> With all due respect, the engine you speak of was not "miles apart";
> in fact, it was the same engine family. To begin, there is no "Fiero
> 3.8"; they had 2.4 and 2.8l engines. My last Fiero had a custom engine
> swap - a Buick 3800SC engine out of a '90 Bonneville - which is, as
> best as I can tell, the same as a "Grand National" engine:
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_3800_engine
> 
> Now, I am sure Don's engine had a lot of custom work that mine did
> not. Knowing nothing about the setup I can only speculate, but I'm
> guessing he started with a 3800 Series II or III as a base and added a
> lot of goodies from there. I may have to do some more research into
> this; I did not realize one could extract that much horsepower out of
> the Buick V6s. I loved the 3800 in my Fiero; other than the heat
> soaking, which I'm told was only a problem with the Series I, it was a
> joy to drive.
> 
> The 3800 is a nice swap. If I'm not mistaken there is some work going
> on by Arizona DeLorean club members to engineer a kit solution for
> swapping these very engines into DeLoreans. Perhaps they will speak up
> here.
> 
> -Ryan
>




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