Re: [DML] Why Owners Carburete Their DeLoreans
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Re: [DML] Why Owners Carburete Their DeLoreans



Not a single owner with a stock exhaust system has reported any problems with the OEM converter, so my conversions appear to be compatible with 3 way catalyst. You can argue the point theoretically all you want -- real world use has not revealed any problems.

There is nothing preventing an owner from dyno or gas analyzer tuning his carb. Allstate Carburetor (www.allcarbs.com) sells Motorcraft jets in every size available (eBay jet sizes are hit & miss). Also, if any owner wants to use a venturi size other than 1.08", Autolite castings have many more size options than Motorcraft (bear in mind that Autolite 2100's have twitchy choke pulloffs, and there isn't any easy way to put a Motorcraft pulloff on an Autolite casting). Owners seem happy with the castings and jets I provide, however subjective that happiness may in fact be. 

I know it frustrates your theoretical arguments, but real world experience is all I have to offer. Catalytic converters simply are not melting -- sorry. Apparently the only way I can make them melt is to jet the carbs far richer than I do. Also, owners are reporting good fuel economy and performance. You can call them delusional or liars if you want -- I'm just happy that they are happy.

Correction to my original post: 2 owners wanted partial conversions, not complete conversions. Everyone else has requested the full monty.

Bill Robertson
#5939


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@...> wrote:
>
> ...so you aren't going to answer the points about accurate AFR and the 
> incompatibility with a 3-way catalyst?
> 
> Fine, you make a bolt-on fuel delivery system, we get that. Well done. 
> Stop trying to sell it as something it isn't and we'll stop criticising 
> you for trying. Marc put it best in his last email, you keep advertising 
> it as solving problems you alone are finding.
> 
> Martin
> 
> On 12/04/2012 20:00, content22207 wrote:
> > While each owner who carbureted his DeLorean had reasons to do so unique to himself (ask nicely and any of them likely will tell you what those reasons were), I think it is safe to say that not a single one of them wanted to design and fabricate a new induction system from the ground up. They wanted a bolt on, turn key replacement that would work reliably from the first key turn onward. That is what I make. Arguments that these owners should have designed and built their own induction systems (of whatever ilk) probably ring hollow in their ears. That other owners have done so is irrelevant -- people who come to me are looking for a complete conversion in a single box, a "kit" if you will.
> >
> > Bill Robertson
> > #5939
> >
>




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