[DML] Bob's BTTF car and more
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[DML] Bob's BTTF car and more


Years ago we made a VHS video about the car and the engine.  I have a copy of the VHS tape, but the original Adobe Premiere video files were lost when my hard drive- and the back up hard drive- BOTH mechanically FAILED at the same time and could not be recovered!  What are the odds of that? And they were different brands!

The Rover V8 that I am running was a 3.9 (30 over) with a 4.5 liter aftermarket stroker crank shaft (4.6 versions of the Rover were not available in 1992.) 11:1 pistons, Buick 215 Heads, MG headers, Isky camshaft (about 290 duration). Felpro head gaskets.  Custom dual exhaust with crossover pipe. Hi vol oil pump (external).  Oil priming system, for safe starts after the car has been in storage.  Mallory ignition system.  Edelbrock performer intake manifold for 3.5L Rover, 215 V8s.  Edelbrock spread bore carburetor. 

We cc'd the engine and it was about 13:1 actual compression. 

Probably the most limiting factor in extreme performance for this engine is the intake manifold. 
It is sized for a 3.5 L engine and we are at 4.5L.  This means intake air flow is somewhat restricted

We were going to put a fuel injection set up on it from a 4.2/4/6L engine using a Megasquirt system. Got the custom ram tube set up made back in 1999, but then other priorities, put this project on hold.  I might revive this when I retire.  Would 30% more air flow mean 30% more HP?

It is still a fun car to drive and the custom exhaust sound is awesome when you open it up.  We did a dyno test of the car at Joilet Race Way on the Holley portable Dyno.  Our friends in the Camaro club videoed it with the sound track.  I have it copy of it somewhere. (Another retirement project to get all our old VHS tapes organize and covered to digital content. 

Here is a recent picture:

Full Size Power Windows
However, may spare time focus is making full size power window kits for converting Delorean windows.  I have the H tracks made for 6 kits, have sources the Lexan windows, just need to make the custom window drive motors (the engineering is done-just need the time.) Hope to have these for DCS in June. 

No Social Security?
Ironically, my biggest problem right now is the social security system. 

Think you can retire at 62 and collect a reduced SS benefit?  WRONG IF YOU ARE SELF EMPLOYED.  
Read this You will be shocked.

After paying SS taxes for over 40 years.  They can force you to NOT WORK or they will deny you SS until you are 66.   Oh, that part about reducing your benefits if you work- well it does not apply IF YOU ARE SELF EMPLOYED. 

This directly screws the Ma and Pa businesses.  These are the ones that have made most jobs for the past 20 years and now they are screwing us out of early retirement.   NO OTHER DEVELOPED COUNTRY DOES THIS.   Yep, more screwing the little guy.  Capitalism for the people, socialism for the corporations.

In our field, over 80% of us are self employed consultants.   Many of my professional friends are nearing retirement age and this has been a very depressing surprise.   I talked to my lawyer friend (as self employed) about this, he was totally shocked.  He is about 10 years younger. 

Las Vegas Back to the Future Car Chases
Long term (2-3 years) the DeLorean Time Machine will be moving to Las Vegas.  There my friend Brent will have a V8 VW bus to chase me around the streets.  We will have a Libyan mannequin on the roof with a rocket launcher.   We are taking bets on how long it will be before there is a bullet hole in the mannequin. 

AMC/DMC Annual Car Show?
We would sure like to see the West Coast Delorean owners join us in sharing an annual AMC/DMC car show the friday PM and Saturday after SEMA at Railroad Pass Casino.  The SNAMC club has been running this AMC show now for 5 years.  It is really inexpensive and a lot of fun.  The whole weekend is less than $200 for meals, room, and registration. 

This year included a tour of the El Dorado gold mine.   It is a real "Radiator Springs" with fantastic photo ops.  About a 30 minute drive @ the 75 mph posted speed limit :) (unless you are doing 110 mph-which 2 AMXs did this year.)

Most attendees are from Phoenix and Southern California. But we have some people from all over the US.  We hope that DMC people from these same areas would like to have a similar annual event. Imagine the car caravans!


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