[DML] Re: Questions on DMC #3416 answered.. sort of
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[DML] Re: Questions on DMC #3416 answered.. sort of

Whoops. Yeah, I haven't set up Yahoo to include my signature with each
post (not sure if it even does that). My name's Adam.

I also forgot to mention that yes, the heads are stock but they've
been professionally ported and polished (I know that gives a little
extra power) and there are no cats - Florida doesn't require them,
luckily. I do know that at some point I'd like to explore better cams,
but first I have to have the car and get used to it. Didn't you also
say there were some better valves that will fit the DeLorean PRV with
a minimum of modification? Or am I remembering things that didn't
happen again?

And no, I'm not paying anything extra based on these hp claims - at
the time I agreed to buy the car I was under the impression that the
air cleaner was the only modification, and that everything else was
stock. The rest is just a bonus. 

In any case, this car is going to be a blast to drive. 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski - DMC Ltd
<martin@...> wrote:
> Hi ? (you don't sign with your name?)
> I think your attitude is commendable. It's so easy for people to put 
> their hands of their ears and go "la la la la" :-) It's nice to know 
> you're taking this stuff seriously. It certainly sounds like an 
> excellent place to start as long as you don't pay too much for it based 
> on these claims, and I've always been keen to see what a 3 litre 
> odd-fire would do. But the 3 litre engines have a fair amount more 
> differences than just 126cc (2975cc - 2849cc).. That said a standard 
> Renault Safrane engine puts out only 170hp at the flywheel (catted and 
> restrictive exhaust and tuned for torque) - this was the ultimate 
> evolution of the naturally asp 12v PRV. It has higher lift cams (albeit 
> with hydraulic tappets), considerably larger valves (it's valve 
> circumference that makes the difference, not x-sec area) fatter pistons 
> and the same stroke as a DeLorean engine. Your engine must be running 
> stock heads because the DeLorean intake manifold has to have adapter 
> plates made in order to mount to the 3 litre heads (the ports are
> up) not to mention not having the injector ports.
> The exhaust bolts right up. This is the approach I took doing this 
> Renault Alpine which began life as a GTA Atmo (ie naturally aspirated - 
> essentially a DeLorean engine with carbs)
> http://www.delorean.co.uk/robs2.jpg
> The exhaust is an aftermarket one that came with the car. We're 
> installing a custom ECU and I hope to breach 200hp given a better 
> exhaust and no emissions worries! That is a completely standard Safrane 
> engine that originally came from our courtesy car.
> Martin
> supremeadmiralsenn wrote:
> >
> >
> > Regardless of the modifications, I expect to have a LOT of fun with
> > this one!
> >
> >
> >  
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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