Re: [DML] Stage 3 Engine!
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [DML] Stage 3 Engine!

Comparing the DeLorean engine with a 2458cc Renault turbo engine, and 
ignoring the even/oddfire and EFI differences, the internals are 
identical apart from the pistons & rings, and the cam profiles... (oh, 
and sodium filled exhaust valves but general opinion states this was 

...that's it.

Together with its owner, I've already converted an Island twin engine to 
a Renault turbo. Although progress on power specs etc are slow thanks to 
his motivation, he's been driving it every day for the past month or so 
and the "ass dyno" after dialling in a bit more advance and fuel under 
boost shows a -lot- of promise. "Seriously fast" are words I'd use. I'm 
about to start on another Renault turbo conversion, this time a single, 
for a customer. I have three of these engines currently on my shelves.

Standard engine construction on the later cross bolted blocks, except 
the pistons themselves, are good for 400hp. Getting the air into the 
engine to achieve that is another matter. And as someone who has 
recently had the pleasure of a drive in a Venturi Atlantique 300, there 
is no way that sort of power and torque should go in a DeLorean...!


DMCPROTO1@xxxxxxx wrote:

> Marc,
> I am not making a legend copy.
> I just may make a twin turbo D one day for myself that is not anything 
> new,
> the legend engine with forged pistons, rings, stronger head bolts... I 
> won't
> copy any of the old tech, it would be all new tech, I would just be 
> keeping a
> PRV for originality.
> Tony

[Long, irrelevant quote trimmed by moderator]

To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see

To search the archives or view files, log in at 
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN

Copyright 2006  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive