Re: [DML] John's Car
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Re: [DML] John's Car

I see John responded without verifying that his exhaust and ignition setups are still stock -- unless he's changed something in the past two years, both still are (less MSD plug wires of course).

Surely even Marc can agree:
1) A carbureted DeLorean (as I install it) is easier to work on in terms of overall engine access than a K-Jetted DeLorean
2) A carbureted DeLorean (as I install it) places overwhelmingly fewer electrical demands on the car (only two electrical devices: low pressure fuel pump @ 1.4 amps and choke heater @ 1.02 amps) than a K-Jetted DeLorean (ignoring ignition of course, which can be identical between them)
3) A carbureted DeLorean (as I install it) is much better known among 3rd party mechanics, parts houses, etc than a K-Jetted DeLorean
4) A carbureted DeLorean (as I install it) is much easier to purchase induction parts for than a K-Jetted DeLorean (stock items at most/all parts houses)
5) A carbureted DeLorean (as I install it) *CAN* be less expensive than reviving a moribund or neglected K-Jetted DeLorean, especially if high dollar parts are missing or damaged. Carbureting a DeLorean (as I install it) definitely is faster and easier than reviving a moribund or neglected K-Jetted DeLorean
6) A carbureted DeLorean (as I install it) allows much easier access to the intake valley than a K-Jetted DeLorean, which is particularly helpful for owners dealing with intake valley issues such as block rot
7) A carbureted DeLorean (as I install it) is much more familiar to owners who grew up working on carbureted vehicles than a K-Jetted DeLorean

And that pretty much sums up the reasons various owners have asked me to make a conversion for them, although a majority of the people I have helped did *NOT* grow up with carburetion -- it's all new to them.

One last thing to consider about carburetion (as I install it): the Motorcraft 2100 series continued to be used in new vehicle production for nearly a decade after DMC went out of business. It is not only contemporary with K-Jet -- it outlasted K-Jet. Some of the 2150 cores I have purchased to rebuild for others may actually have been cast *AFTER* the last DeLorean rolled out Dunmurry's door.

Carburetion (as I install it) has 17 iterations now, including adapted Peugeot 604 manifolds (same carb, throttle cable end, fuel pump/carrier, fuel filter/bracket, etc -- only the manifold is different). It is a well vetted design. A common knowledge base now exists among its users. Any owner who chooses to install it on his own car is not gambling on something that may not work, nor is he experimenting with an untested design. Carburetion (as I install it) will work predictably and reliably on the first key turn, overall engine health permitting. 

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
> While this is a nice video, and the information on his ignition system is interesting, it has nothing to do with the discussion at hand.  I see no shots of the exhaust in the video-  maybe I blinked? 
> Focus Bill!  :)
> Do you dispute my claim that the carburetor alone would not justify a "performance improvement"?  Even if it is seat of the pants..
> Still no response to how a carburetor compensates for Air density/pressure/temperature, ignition timing, or fuel quality...  Still waiting on that one.
> Once again, I am not finding fault with you for your choice in fuel delivery..  or anyone else who chooses carburetor over the other options.  But I do find fault with your constant "sell" on this, and other modifications that you have done over the years.
> --- On Thu, 4/12/12, content22207 <brobertson@...> wrote:
> > You can catch glimpses of John's
> > exhaust system in this video, and even though he is running
> > MSD plug wires, if you look closely at his resistor grid it
> > is still stock (~8v into the coil -- certainly unable to
> > power HEI plug gaps):
> >
> > 
> > I won't be at the DMA Spring Social, but John might be. If
> > you ask him nicely, he might let you test drive his car. At
> > the 2010 Social Rob was giving people rides in it.
> > 
> > Bill Robertson
> > #5939
> >


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