Re: [DML] Re: Bolt On Performance -- The REALLY Big Picture
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Re: [DML] Re: Bolt On Performance -- The REALLY Big Picture

The engine cover fan on the Esprit is there to cool the turbo and to keep 
gas from boiling out of the carbs after the car has been shut down and heat
soaks.  There is a thermostat on the fan that will keep it running after the
ignition has been turned off.


-------------- Original message from "cbl1739" <cbl302@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>: -------------- 

> Actually,The Delorean was very well engineered for removing engine 
> heat from the engine compartment,as the air flows above the roof of 
> the car (at speed)and over the Louvers,it actually Sucks the engine 
> heat from the engine compartment at speed,(in a fashion like in part 
> III of the BTTF Train at speed)problem is at idle or when the car is 
> not moving the engine heat is stagnant,that is why if you look at a 
> Lotus Esprit,it HAS a Electric fan that sits on top of the engine 
> cover to suck the built up heat from the engine compartment,I could 
> never figure out why Lotus did not do the same on the 
> Delorean,meaning it is a simple bolt on item,Heck there is no reason 
> why a couple of aftermarket electric fans(or even one) could not be 
> bolted on the engine cover,in the same fashion as on a a Esprit,(in 
> the grill section)to help remove the engine heat in low speed 
> driving,such as in a parade,when the Louvers do not do much to remove 
> the engine heat.They would not show from the outside,and would go a 
> long way in helping to keep things cool in the engine compartment,and 
> help in keeping the alternator from overheating as you were saying.A 
> cheap and quick heat solution!! 
> Claude 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "content22207" wrote: 
> > 
> > The only problem I see with the engine turned around is decreased 
> > airflow across the alternator. Fan blades are totally useless. Air 
> > that flows across it naturally is pre-heated by the engine & 
> exhaust. 
> > I'm convinced that's why we have so many more alternator problems 
> than 
> > Volvo owners with the same motorola units. 
> > 
> > Slinging all that weight behind the rear axles is a differnt issue 
> > altogether. That's why we have larger than life rear wheels (that 
> > won't fit under the hood when flat). A mid engine design would have 
> > made our admittedly fine handling even better. 
> > 
> > Of course a mid mounted engine would be harder to access and work 
> on. 
> > 
> > One thing you really have to give DMC credit for is isolating engine 
> > noise. Considering its close proximity, vertically as well as 
> > horizontally, the passenger compartment is exceptionally quiet. 
> > 
> > And while everyone oohs and aahs over the gull wing doors, I think a 
> > DeLorean looks best with them closed. The wide stance emphasizes its 
> > low overall height. A DeLorean in traffic is quite striking. 
> > 
> > Bill Robertson 
> > #5939 
> > 
> > >--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "cbl1739" wrote: 
> > > 
> > > And to TOP that off JZD Designed a car(drivetrain)that drives in 
> > > reverse...when going forward...basically you are really sitting 
> > > backwards of a normal FWD car!!!! And sitting on the wrong 
> > > side.Figure that one out in your head. 
> > > 
> > > Claude 
> > > 
> > 

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