[DML] Re: "The Sacrilege of the PRV " or "To Swap or Not to Swap (the E
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[DML] Re: "The Sacrilege of the PRV " or "To Swap or Not to Swap (the Engine)"

One measure is what the market would think by way of what such a car
with a swapped motor is worth. Not much. You can't just call up one of
the Delorean vendors and ask for parts anymore. In fact they wouldn't
know how to service such a car, what kind of parts to get, how to fix
it, etc. Depending on the quality of the engine swap you could wind up
with a monster that will never run right. There is a whole lot more to
doing a swap than just bolting up a motor! As "weak" as you may think
a PRV is you would probably be better off staying with it. If a
Delorean doesn't perform enough for you get another car that pleases
you before you go hacking one up. As an example, Lotus stopped making
their own motor and now some purists think of them as a Japanese
Lotus! The mystique of a motor cannot be equated purely in terms of
$$$. BTW even if you can succeed in getting more performance out of
the motor what are you going to do about the transmission? Go over to
extremelotus.com under rides and look at the Lotus powered Delorean.
If money is no object there is no limit to what can be done! About the
most you can do (the best bang-for-the-buck) is to put a turbo onto
the PRV. At least you can always take it off and the vendors have a
large knowledge base in that area.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@...> wrote:
> Think about JZD - his big move at GM was specifically putting a kick ass
> engine into a car that didn't have one before.  After that it was a

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