[DML] Re: Delorean Turbo
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[DML] Re: Delorean Turbo

A good question. There was an aftermarket turbo package derived from
the Legend R & D. It was created by a former employee of Legend
Industries.  It was called the Island Twin Turbo kit. It consisted of
several castings including exhaust manifolds, 2 turbos and air pipes.
Brackets and hardware to relocate the header bottle and alternator,
mufflers and the later version 2 catalytic converters. As of now new,
complete kits are not available. From time-to-time you may see parts
on E-bay. In the conversion the basic motor was not changed except
some water hoses, oil lines, and the distributer. Very important to
keep the boost limited to under 6# or you blow the lands on the cast
pistons. The claims were that it increased the horespower from 130 to
190. Not to be used on an automatic. Definately improved the
performance but caused reliabilty issues. If you find a kit figure on
having to rebuild the turbos. Parts for the turbos are getting scarce
so if the vans on the fans are damaged it can get expensive. A simple
bearing, seal, and balance is worth about $650 each and there are two
of them.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "ronkhanna" <ron.k@...> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I happened to come across an old Road and Track Article on Tamir's site 
> regarding Legend Industrie's development of a turbo version of the 
> Delorean.  In that article, the author mentioned he was able to test-
> drive the prototype.  I'm curious to know why there is no aftermarket 
> turbo version based on the successful work of Legend Industries. Any 
> ideas?
> Oh, and it's my first post, so please be gentle. ;)
> Cheers,
> Ron K.
> Oakville, ON

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