Re: [DML] Carburetors suck.
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Re: [DML] Carburetors suck.



FWIW: When Rob Grady test drove John Marconi's car, his seat of the pants impression was that the car was faster than a stock DeLorean, especially in the lower gears.

Bill Robertson
#5939

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Cecil Longwisch <dmc8182@...> wrote:
>
> Has anyone out one of these carbed cars on a dyno and determined the
>  loss in horsepower? The loss should be significant.
> 
> 
> Cecil Longwisch
> 10663 (twin turbo because I need more horsepower)
> 2535
> 
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 3:47 PM, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
> 
> > **
> >
> >
> > "All metering is accomplished by air flow alone"..
> >
> > Exactly the point Bill- What about air temperature? Air density? ignition
> > timing? fuel quality? All moving targets that a carburetor had no way of
> > compensating for.
> >
> > There is a reason complex fuel injection systems have come to replace the
> > simple (and complex) carburetors of the past.
> >
> > --- On Wed, 4/11/12, content22207 <brobertson@...> wrote:
> >
> > > From: content22207 <brobertson@...>
> > > Subject: [DML] Re: Carburete a DeLorean at DCS'12?
> > > To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 3:19 PM
> > > Also FYI:
> > >
> > > Speaking for the Autolite/Motorcraft 2100 only:
> > >
> > > Unless the carburetor itself physically changes (gets
> > > dropped & cracked, stagnant fuel turns to varnish
> > > inside, jets are purposefully unscrewed and swapped out for
> > > different sizes, etc) it will "hold its tune" into
> > > perpetuity. Not counting the accelerator pump and the full
> > > throttle enrichment valve -- which has been disabled on my
> > > carb and Byrne Heninger's -- there are only two moving parts
> > > in the entire metering circuit: the throttle plates
> > > themselves. All metering is accomplished by air flow alone,
> > > and the amount of fuel that leaves the bowl through the jets
> > > in response to that air flow.
> > >
> > > Bill Robertson
> > > #5939
> >
> > 
> >
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>




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