Re: [DML] DeLorean gets a Wankel Engine
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Re: [DML] DeLorean gets a Wankel Engine



Hi all,

I believe the transmission was too long, so Jim cut the vertical square 
of metal out of the center section of the chassis, at the rear of the 
center tunnel. The panel which the gear linkage passes out through from 
inside the center of the frame. Hope you know what I mean by that 
description!

Another thing I remember is that the gear linkage was reversed - 1st 
was where 2nd should have been. 2nd was where 1st should have been, 
etc. All that was needed to fix this was put a pivot mechanism in the 
shift mechanism, or if it was already there as per standard DMC shift 
linkage, then remove it. I don't know if this was changed before Jim 
sold the car onwards.

Jim took me for a drive in this car one evening in Boston - it was 
seriously, seriously fast. Noticeably faster than other "fast" cars 
I've been in, e.g. modified Sierra Cosworth with 360bhp, and a Nissan 
Skyline GTR.

I bet John DeLorean would have loved to have seen/driven this car!

Regards,
John

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Ryan Wright" <ryanpwright@...> wrote:
>
> On 5/22/07, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
> >
> > 6 speed G50 transmission.  Need to modify the frame to
> >  make it fit.
> 
> Maybe I'd better rethink cutting the car up and "just do it"... any
> idea where & how extensive the frame mods were?
> 
> -Ryan
>




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