[DML] Re: Engine swap in AUTOMATIC Delorean
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[DML] Re: Engine swap in AUTOMATIC Delorean

Because of the design and construction of the clutch packs it is not
practical to modify it to handle more horsepower. That includes the
torque convertor, the C/V joints, etc. Realize that is was designed to
handle around 150 HP and now realize you are asking it to handle MORE
THAN DOUBLE that number. If reliablity is of any concern you would
realize that you will have to also replace the transmission. Go over
to the Lotus website and look at the conversion that was done putting
a Lotus motor and transmission into a Delorean. Don't even THINK of
what that cost!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dan" <freakyp98@...> wrote:
> Hello all-
> I have been reading about engine swaps here on the forum.
> I burnt up the original motor in my Delorean. The original motor and 
> AUTOMATIC transmission have been removed. I am planning to install a 
> Chevy 350 V8 small block in place of the original motor.
> So far I have decided to go with a LS6 405 Horespower 340-400 LB-FT 
> Torque small-block. I also found a LS1 that may be a good choice also.
> The things that I need help/info on are:
> What will I need to do to my original AUTOMATIC
> transmission to upgrade it to handle 400 horsepower
> 340-400 LB-FT Torque? I saw the post about a newer 4
> speed automatic transmission available. Any ideas
> where to get it? (switching to a manual transmission
> is not an option) The tag on my transmission says:
> Type 4141-80 B.P. Auto 2179 with a embossed number on
> the bell housing that reads 7700598095
> Also I will need a adaptor plate/bell housing.
> I have reviewed other previous posts and have called
> Don Steger about the adaptor plate. I spoke with Don
> and Danny and they no longer have the adaptors. I
> asked Danny who might have one and he had no
> suggestions. So I am still looking for the adaptor
> bell housing.
> Any help/info would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Dan
> Dan@...

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