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



Your Peugeot manifold is single plane, not dual plane. You likely will discover that the engine is happier at slightly higher RPM's than it was with the dual plane manifold, especially insofar as shift points are concerned. Higher RPM's = higher fuel consumption. Not overwhelmingly higher, but it is physically impossible to spin the engine even moderately faster without also consuming slightly more fuel.

If you decide to go back to the home made manifold, I will be more than happy to buy your Peugeot manifold.

Bill Robertson
#5939


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Stephen Rice <stevedmc@...> wrote:
>
> I could tell you a long story but I wont.  I saw Farrar's car for the
> first time a little over two years ago.  I had never heard of Bill,
> and decided I wanted what Farrar had.  The simplicity of Farrar's fuel
> system, the fact that everything was new vs 30 years old, and the fact
> that he could change his water pump in 5 minutes had me hooked in no
> time at all.
> 
> You can say whatever smack you want but with Bill's manifold and carb
> I've managed to get as high as 28mpg driving on the interstate at 60
> mph.  With my heavy foot driving I've gotten a consistant 22-25mpg on
> the interstate.  Driving in the city like a teenager has gotten me as
> low as 17mpg.  The efficiency of my car depends on how I drive.
> 
> I recently swapped my Spec .01 manifold for a Peugot manifold.
> Currently the car is in the shop having some paint work done.
> Hopefully I will get the car back tomorrow and I'll see what sort of
> gas mileage I get with the new manifold.  Bill tells me to expect a
> 1-2mpg drop in efficiency because of a difference in the Peugot
> manifold.
> 
> -Steve Rice
> #16510
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 5:50 PM, Martin Gutkowski <martin@...> wrote:
> > How about hooking up a new catalyst to one of your carb equipped engines and see if you GET a problem... I'd have thought you'd love to be able to promote your setup to all owners!
> >
> > Martin
> >
> > Sent from my BlackBerry®
>




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