[DML] Re: Fuel Metering
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[DML] Re: Fuel Metering



Oh please Marc, my skin is much thicker than that. (I do direct your 
attention to Messages such as #73481 and #73459 for context. Message 
#73390 called me "stupid" -- where was the moderator that day?).

My objection is to the bad mouthing of carburetion in general, no 
matter what kind of vehicle upon which it is installed. The overall 
technology *IS* viable and currently is quite vibrant. Rick, Kyle, 
and Lou all purchased brand new, freshly manufactured carburetors 
for their DeLoreans. Mine was a refurb. Is carburetion a minority 
now? Yes. Is it dead? No.

Perhaps you should give new owners more credit to think for 
themselves. I seriously doubt the younger crowd is going to fall for 
a siren song of carburetion (that age range often is scared of the 
technology, which is a shame given how simple and easy it in fact 
is). Look at the demographic that has chosen it. We're all middle 
age at the youngest. Surely you're not going to deny an 
unthreateningly small group of graying owners the satisfaction of 
outfitting our DeLoreans as we prefer (perhaps a whipper snapper or 
two is willing to learn the craft to keep it alive after we're dead 
& burried).

I put a poll up to get a better demographic picture for myself. EFI 
is more prevalent than I realized. As my earlier message indicated, 
I can count by name owners who have carbureted, but I did not know 
any folks on the other side of the coin.

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
>
> Bill,
> 
> I do not have any problem with you, or anyone else
> putting a carburetor on their DeLorean.
> 
> Based on other comments, I think most of the folks you
> seem to feel are "against" you are saying the same
> thing that I am.
> 
> Where I find fault with your posts to this list are
> proposing carbonation as a solution to other owners
> with fuel injection problems.
> 
> If someone makes a post "hey, I want to carburetor my
> DeLorean", then by all means I would expect you to
> share your knowledge and experience.  However, if
> someone makes a post "Hey, I cant get my DeLorean to
> idle properly", it is somewhat disturbing to a number
> of people that you respond with your arguments on why
> a carburetor is better than FI.
> 
> To a "newbie" on this list, they may walk away with
> the idea that some large percentage of DeLorean owners
> have replaced their FI with a Carburetor, and that is
> the "fix".  Clearly, that is not the case.
> 
> Of course, that is all just MY opinion on the matter. 
> I still support your freedom to say whatever you want,
> but when you do that you have to be ready for other
> people to say what they want too, even if you
> disagree!
> 
> 
> --- content22207 <brobertson@...> wrote:
> 
> > Quick history lesson:
> ><SNIP>
> 
> 
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