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



Martin:

So you are saying that the stock un1 can handle a 3 rotor twin turbo 20b
engine?

I have been interested in doing this conversion but hesitated due to the
cost of Jim's route using the G-50 6spd LSD.   not easy to come by (also
notably expensive)....One good positive however is that I can get an off the
shelf conversion system to go from 20B rotary to the Porsche tranny...   do
you know of someone that would engineer and make the housing adapter,
pressure plate, clutch etc. to go from 20B 3 rotor to UN1?

Thanks.

Rodney
3300, 10544




On 6/4/07, Martin Gutkowski <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>   *sigh* that old chestnut :-)
>
> Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the DeLorean transmission is known
> for breaking input shafts only where an aftermaket Chevvy bellhousing
> has been used? The problem is the alignment on these bellhousings NOT
> the transmission.
>
> I know a guy who is pretty much THE expert on the PRV and Renault UN1
> tranny (basically the same as the 369), and who originally funded the
> development work on the Quaife LSD for the UN1 as well as 500+hp 200mph
> gearsets (60 sets so far with no failures). His opinion on the standard
> transmission is 5th gear is by far the weakest link, then the driveshaft
> outputs, THEN the input shaft coupler, then the crownwheel and pinion.
> In that order. 300ft-lbs is the upper limit for a stock transmission,
> and I'd be surprised if Jim's rotary got near that.
>
> I installed the ECU on the UK's most powerful GTA and at 360ft-lbs, the
> owner has been warned to go easy on the transmission! (chargecooled 3
> litre turbo PRV)
>
> Today I was busy reinstalling this rear subframe in a GTA Turbo. 220,000
> miles at 200hp and the transmission came back from rebuild with a
> totally clean bill of health.
>
> http://www.delorean.co.uk/subframe.jpg
>
> Martin
> www.delorean.co.uk
>
> twinenginedmc12 wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Everybody rags on the Delorean transmission, but I bet if you replace
> > that pesky input shaft, and stop trying to drive it with an odd-fire
> > engine (boo!), it would pass a little more torque without breaking.
> >
> > Rick.
> > >
> >
> >
>
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>
> 
>


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