Re: [DML] DeLorean Thoughts While Raking Pine Straw (COME TO DCS!!)
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Re: [DML] DeLorean Thoughts While Raking Pine Straw (COME TO DCS!!)



I really do not care what Bill or Farrar or anyone else for that matter  does 
with their own car.  After all, they own it and can do anything they  want.  
You can have steam power, propane, compressed air power,  whatever.  But what 
gets me is this:
 
Bill's main argument, as I see it, is his claim that carbureting is an  
economically feasible alternative to K-Jet.  Even if one were to throw out  the 
loss in vehicle value, which is clearly not important to him, he still  
recommends carbureting as a cheap alternative.  Now, it comes out that an  intake 
manifold will cost $600 just to mate everything up.  Then of course  there is all 
the other bits and pieces, not to mention the carburetor, to make  everything 
work.  So, we have to be talking at least $800 parts plus a lot  of time and 
dealing with fabrication, blueprints, etc.  Guess it's not that  cheap after all!
 
Now, we have a relatively new owner (we were all new once) whose car has  
some minor fuel delivery/running/idle issues (we have all had those) who over  
the last few months, appears to be making steady progress in fixing things up  
properly.  I have a hard time believing $800 won't fix whatever else is  wrong 
with that car's fuel system.   I also believe that if this  owner's K-Jet 
suddenly started working properly, he would not give carbureting a  second 
thought.  
 
The biggest problem with K-Jet is it seems like after all these  years, there 
are a lot of D's with messed up fuel systems, either from  storage or 
improper 'repairs'. Many of these cars suffer from multiple problems  which can be 
hard to diagnose quickly.  Often, you fix one problem and  another creeps up.  
However, once all the issues are fixed, K-Jet seems to  hold its tune very well 
and operates fine in all climates.  
 
What I am trying to say is that I think an owner in this situation will be  
much more satisfied in the end knowing they conquered these problems and  their 
car is running properly (for probably less money) rather than just  throwing 
money at it and giving up on K-Jet.   Clearly Bill's time  putting this whole 
thing together is his time and it's worth what it is, and he  is lucky to have 
spent very little on his carb system.  It doesn't look  like anyone else will 
be able to do that easily.  
 
OK that's all I have to say on this topic.  Good luck to both of  you!
 
Andy
 
 
Fargo, ND  
1982 DeLorean DMC12 VIN 11596
2008 Subaru Legacy  Limited




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