Re: [DML] Stage 3 Engine!
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Re: [DML] Stage 3 Engine!

I much prefer supercharging over turbocharging. Turbocharging is nice
in theory, but in actual practice is less than optimal (HEAT!). The
slight parasitic drag of a supercharger belt is a small price to pay
for simplicity and a cooler engine. There's also no lag time on your

Does DMC beef up the connecting rods and wrist pins? One of the
complaints I hear about aftermarket boosting of stock low compression
PRV's is that they can't take the stress.

Regarding easy to work on: Can I hear an "Amen"? I'm only burning
normally aspirated carburetion, but one of the biggest reasons I
converted was ease of access. Rather than bore you with the details
I'll just pop a pic into a photo album (Yahoo space permitting).
Whatever your tune-up dejour, it's a 20-30 minute exercise without the
K-Jet intake in the way.

Even with K-Jet, anyone burning a converted exhaust does have a major
access advantage -- from below. Without the crossover pipe in the way
you can extremely easily access the distributor from underneath the
car (it's so close that the thing almost pokes your eye out).
Replacing a slave cylinder from underneath takes 5-10 minutes (because
of the angle of the screw, bleeding it is best accomplished from
above). Same with the heater core shutoff valve. You can even reach
into the Valley of Death and touch the back of the water pump. All
this is of course contingent on the crossover pipe being jetisoned.

Bill Robertson

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Bob Brandys <BobB@...> wrote:
> They had a stage 3 D engine at DMC Midwest yesterday (and today.)
> It is a prototype that is in its 3rd (at least) generation of 
> engineering.  Each time it has been getting better and better.
> It is a supercharged engine where the SC replaces in the stock intake.  
>   It makes for a much cleaner engine compartment.  Easy to work on and 
> tune up.
> Based on my experience, it produces at least 200 HP at the wheel.    An 
> optimal chip is still in the works!
> Tons of low end torque. The stuff that makes the car fun to drive on 
> the street.
> It still was pushing at 60 mph, but we did not have enough road to go 
> any faster.
> This is supposed to be at DCS 2008.
> This is the simple and clean upgrade that we have all been looking for.
> Congratulations to Steven and his time for a job well done.
> Bob

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