Re: [DML] DeLorean vs Volvo F Series Question (Martin Gutkowski)
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Re: [DML] DeLorean vs Volvo F Series Question (Martin Gutkowski)


I bought an F series Volvo engine (complete with Volvo pulleys, crank 
case and sump) still on it's cradle with the engine code starting B28F, 
stripped it down to its components parts and used them to build a 
DeLorean engine. The block was not usable due to having been stored 
badly. The distributor had the same part number, the bob weights were 
the same shape and even the pistons had the same profile (ie it was the 
same compression ratio). All this stuff is different on a B28E which I 
have also used to build more tham one engine. I've stripped and used 
B280E's, B29's, Z6W's, Z7U's, Z7X's....

Exactly what an F series engine was doing in the UK I have no idea.

I've built several PRV's Bill. How many have you built?

And don't start quoting Renault engine numbers at me. I've got the 
manual listing all the numbers, but I really can't be bothered posting a 
scan. Who'd care?


content22207 wrote:

>Er, Message #74211: "I have built a DeLorean engine based on a crate
>Volvo B28F and they were functionally IDENTICAL."
>Yes, I do read your posts.
>F Series B28 and DeLorean's PRV are *NOT* functionally identical.
>Volvo has a much better ignition distributor (if you consider a
>steeper advance curve "better" -- I do, because it makes the engine
>freer rev'ing).
>Remember: We're talking F Series here, not Eurospec. Volvo F Series is
>timed 10 degrees BTDC just like its European counterparts.
>Volvo F Series vacuum lines are plumbed better than DeLorean as well
>(if you consider simple and reliable "better"). CPR is plumbed the
>same way, but the distributor lacks DeLorean's Rube Goldberg solenoid
>and microswitch (yes, I know the microswitch controls CIS as well --
>another system I have qualms with).
>Regarding "B29" -- that is Volvo nomenclature. Renault started its PRV
>engine identifications with "Z". For example, Renault's version of
>what Volvo called "B27" was "Z7V." There's an explanatory document in
>the Files section of the DML Yahoo website:
>Bill Robertson

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