[DML] Re: Bolt On Performance.
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[DML] Re: Bolt On Performance.

No, K-Jet dates from 1974. The Blue coil does too. Don't know the
genesis of the ignition module, but I'll assume it's similar vintage. 

Owners are well advised to divest themselves of any illusions that the
DeLorean is advanced or otherwise high tech. It's a fine automobile,
but with the exception of VARI underbodies everything on it -- even
Giugiaro's stainless steel -- is quite dated. 

For comparison: GM's J platform and Chrysler's K platforms debuted the
same year as the DeLorean (1981). Is it heresy to say that the
Cavalier and Aries were more technologically advanced?

Anyone who works on their own car will quickly discover how cheap a
DeLorean in fact is. Again, I reiterate, it is a fine car. But it is a
built to a price car. Had DMC kept that price to its $12,000 target
they surely would have sold many more of them. Charging $25,000 for a
DeLorean was madness. 

Returning to your post: You again state that performance ignition
costs more than "ordinary parts". I again say: surf to John's website.
A performance setup from him costs *LESS* than "ordinary". An owner
*SAVES* money by upgrading.

Turn the argument around: Why should an owner pay a premium for
non-performance ignition?

Sooner or later we'll have to admit that a line has been smudged
across the stainless, and neither of us is ever going to cross it in
the other direction. Either that or a moderator is going to come to
our houses and slap us in the face.

My offer to carburete #10757 still stands.

Bill Robertson

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
> The fuel system on the Delorean was years ahead of it's contemporaries
> with the Bosch fuel injection when most other cars HAD carburators.
> The ignition system was also advanced for the time. I agree in the
> intervening years improvements have been made. My question still is
> can anyone show me data that these "performance" parts actually
> improve performance? If a vendor is offering these parts claiming
> improvement he should at least be able to back up his claims with some
> kind of testing and not subjective opinions. I understand not everyone
> has a dyno in their garage. But you CAN rent time on them. One of the
> reasons performance parts cost more than "ordinary" parts. I am not
> trying to "knock" performance parts or any specific vendor. Just back
> up your claims with some real #'s, not how much more voltage a coil
> can shoot out but verifiable, duplicatable testing. Until then all you
> have is opinions and guesses. You can object to my insisting on this
> and changing the subject but in the end the #'s matter, not my opinion.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757

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